The community-based climate change group, Clean Energy For Eternity (CEFE), was a finalist in the 2008 Eureka Prize for Innovative Solutions to Climate Change held in Sydney on 19 August.
The Insurance Australia Group (IAG) sponsors this prestigious prize to provide a focus on climate change as one of the major risks to the security of people around the world.
Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of scientific research and innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism and communication.
Eureka Prize judges said CEFE demonstrated a commitment to pursuing innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.
Dr Matthew Nott, founder of CEFE said being recognized as a finalist is a great reminder of what local communities can achieve in Australia if they exercise leadership and put their nose to the grindstone”.
“Our local community was stirred into action because we realized that normal, everyday people could make a difference to the threat that climate change poses to our livelihoods and those of future generations”.
“We have agreed on an ambitious but achievable target – to reduce energy consumption by 50% and increase the generation of energy from clean renewable sources by 50% by the year 2020.”
You can read the nomination here