Climate Change Leadership Award

Celebrates those who are working to minimise the impacts of climate change.

This award recognises exceptional work that is leading in the field of climate change and adaptation in New South Wales. Taking us closer to zero net emission and making our state more resilient to a changing climate.

2018 Green Globe Award winner

ClearSky Solar Investments

ClearSky Investments volunteer team'Passionate people working hard to make a difference on climate change, demonstrated through persistence and problem solving. A very innovative entrepreneurial business model super charging uptake of solar in the State'.

Green Globe Awards Judging Panel

Climate Change Leadership AwardClean, renewable solar energy is now powering 30 more sites in Australia thanks to ClearSky Solar Investments. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, ClearSky's achievements are particularly impressive, It harnesses enthusiasm for renewable energy to fund solar installation through community investment, with more than three million dollars already raised.

In the past two years, their solar installations have generated more over 3500MWh of clean electricity, with an estimated 75,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided over the lifetime of the installations.

ClearSky now sees an empty roof as an opportunity for investors to earn great returns by helping to save the planet and are paving the way for everyone to get solar happening in their communities across the state and nationally.

Highly commended

3 Council Program – Randwick Waverley and Woollahra Councils: Solar my School 

Children participating in the 3 Council Program, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils, Solar my School projectSolar my School is a free council-run initiative helping local primary and secondary schools in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs go solar, and reap the financial, environmental and educational benefits of clean, locally produced renewable energy. In under two years, 40 schools have come on board, accessing $100,000 in funding to install rooftop solar systems. Currently 1.7 megawatts of solar potential have been assessed, bringing $230,000 a year in savings that schools can reinvest in other resources for around 18,500 students.

Finalist

Climate Council of Australia: Cities Power Partnership

Members of the Climate change Council Australia outside Parliament House, CanberraThe Climate Council comprising leading climate scientists, policy makers and community volunteers, provides independent information on climate change and renewable energy. Their Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest climate program for local government. They engage and support local councils to take action on issues including renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and working together towards Australia’s transition to a renewable future. Over the past year, around 100 local councils have come on board, representing more than 8 million Australians.