Switch your thinking has partnered with WA Startup ClimateClever to support their community in taking action on climate change, while also helping to reduce household and school utility bills and increase affordability.
Through the partnership, households in the City of Gosnells, City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale – whether owner-occupied or rented – are given access to the ClimateClever Homes App at the subsidised rate of just $15 per year (50% off); an investment that will be easily recouped by making simple changes to behaviour.
The App-based program enables schools, homes and soon businesses to measure, compare and reduce their consumption, costs and carbon footprint from energy, water and waste. People can audit their homes/buildings to help them better understand their carbon footprint, and where they can reduce based on their appliances and usage. They can also analyse and compare their appliances with other users. The App provides tips and recommendations for actions from no-cost, behaviour changes to appliance upgrades. People can manage their action plans online through the platform.
One ClimateClever school saved 30% across their energy, water and waste bills, which has led to savings of over five thousand dollars. In many schools, the students lead the process, providing them with important STEM and project management skills.
The ClimateClever Initiative was developed based on years of research and pilots through Curtin University where CEO Dr Vanessa Rauland worked as a research fellow and lecturer for over 10 years.
Schools also receive a 50% discount when joining the ClimateClever Schools program, which provides curriculum resources.
ClimateClever was featured in ABC’s three part documentary TV series ‘Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge’, presented by Craig Reucassel (War on Waste).
To find out more about the ClimateClever Initiative, head to https://www.climateclever.org.