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Seeking Smart Energy Projects

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20 February 2014

Seeking Smart Energy Projects

Applications are now open for Wellington City Council's Smart Energy Challenge. The Council is looking to develop and fund a variety of community-driven projects that aim to reduce energy use or increase the generation of clean energy in Wellington.

This pilot project will see the Council working collaboratively with local social enterprise and climate change solutions organisations Enspiral, Generation Zero and PledgeMe. Together they will help successful applicants to develop their projects through a series of workshops, community events, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Participants will then move on to the crowdfunding round, where they will promote their projects on PledgeMe, in order to raise funds from the community.

Wellington Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown says the Council will match fund the amount each project raises, capped at a total of $20,000 across all successful projects. 

“This is a terrific opportunity for Wellington City Council to work with some of Wellington’s brightest social entrepreneurs and to take positive action to mitigate climate change.”

The Smart Energy Challenge is the latest initiative to come out of the Council’s Smart Energy Capital Programme.

Applications close on Friday the 28 February. For more information and to apply go to smartenergychallenge.org.nz

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