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Australia's most energy efficient homes

A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  1. Exams that require students to ask questions

    A big idea by: Bill Keane

    Academic ability is assessed primarily by the student's capacity to answer questions, but what does that test or value? What if student assessment required a dialogue in which students and teachers were required to ask and answer questions?

  2. Energy saving super heroes

    A big idea by: Kate Chaney

    A free service that visits your home, reviews your energy use and lifestyle and gives you the 10 best ways you can change your behaviour to reduce your energy use.

  3. Solar panel ownership

    A big idea by: Isabel Ashton

    Instead of a feed-in tarrif, power utilities should provide the capital outlay for solar panels (and therefore own them), with the site owner receiving a small discount on the service charge (not the usage charge).

  4. Street grants - to help with start up costs

    A big idea by: Alisha Filmer

    Provide grants to groups of homes within a street/community to enable those who want to install solar batteries and powerwalls have the ability to fund the start up costs, encouraging community connection.

  5. Adopt a "Grandparent"

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Link local childcare centres with local retirement villages. Set up a roster of volunteers from our older population to spend regular time with preschoolers, increasing one-on-one time for preschoolers. Benefits for all participants.

  6. Australia's most energy efficient homes

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  7. Teach coding in schools

    A big idea by: Jessica Fuller

    As technology growth persists STEM skills are becoming increasingly important in many industries. Teaching coding in schools will help ensure that the next generation of workers have the tools and skills to thrive.

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