Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge

Adelaide is going to be the world’s first carbon neutral city and we can’t do it without you!

The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge is a new program to seek ideas and innovative solutions from South Australia and around the world that can be implemented in Adelaide to cut greenhouse gas emissions, generate new green businesses for the State and ensure Adelaide is a showcase city for renewables and clean technology.

The Challenge complements existing initiatives and policies that position South Australia at the forefront of action on climate change and as a leader in renewable energy. It will add to South Australia’s readiness to transition to a low carbon economy, protecting existing industries from the impacts of global warming and seizing new opportunities provided in a clean technology future.

Stay tuned for news and announcements on more opportunities to take up the Challenge. 

South Australia's Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize

South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize is the first initiative of the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge.

The Prize was open worldwide for the best low carbon ideas, solutions or technologies that would help Adelaide reduce its carbon emissions and become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

10 finalists were selected by an independent expert judging panel from 150 local, national and international entries and an 11th Wildcard Finalist was voted by the public. The Finalists received $10,000 seed funding to progress their proposal.

The Finalists were involved in an incubation program to develop their concepts further and connect with government and private sector partners in South Australia, before coming together in Adelaide for Design Week (17-21 October) where they pitched to an expert Judging Panel for a prize pool of $150,000.

Premier Jay Weatherill presented the $100,000 to Enecon for their project Carbon-neutral trigeneration, $50,000 to EcoCaddy for their sustainable delivery service EcoCart, and South Australian proposals by Peats Soil & Garden Supplies and D Squared were both highly commended by the expert Judging Panel.

Find out more about the Prize

Start a Conversation

Collaborate and explore ideas on how Adelaide can achieve its target to become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

Start a conversation and get feedback your idea, or help others further explore ideas of their own.  Share Inspiration on great low carbon initiatives happening locally or around the world that inspire you.

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Visit our Resources page for information and data about Adelaide, carbon emission reduction, and how you can have an impact.

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