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Christie Walk residential community crowned 2021 carbon-neutral ambassador

Christie Walk in Adelaide’s South-West is home to 40 residents in 27 low impact apartments and townhouses which provide environmentally conscious living.

Adelaide Town Hall hosted the carbon-neutral awards earlier this week crowning winners across six categories. 

The Christie Walk residential community was crowned as the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Ambassador for 2021. Christie Walk in Adelaide’s South-West is home to 40 residents in 27 low impact apartments and townhouses which provide affordable, environmentally conscious living.

The group is an extraordinary example of community cohesion, with 91 per cent of their energy needs generated on-site utilising solar, smart energy, natural heating and cooling as well as large-scale rainwater collection. Since 2017, the community has cut carbon emissions to around one tonne per resident, compared to the Australian average of 17 tonnes.

Earlier this year the City of Adelaide was certified as carbon neutral by the Australian Government – delivering on the target established by Council in 2008 to be carbon neutral by 2020.

Additionally, the corporation of the City of Adelaide was certified carbon neutral, through Climate Active in February. 

The Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards recognise organisations that are leading the way on the different pathways to reduce the city’s carbon emissions. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor congratulated the recipients on being leaders in the community.

“We celebrate and appreciate these innovators who are developing products, services or businesses that support a carbon-neutral Adelaide,” said the Lord Mayor.

“Adelaide has a reputation as a clean and green city which prioritises a low carbon economy, all the winners and nominees are helping position Adelaide as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

“They are helping the community and business transition to environmentally friendly products and services which also creates strong economic benefits for our city and state.”

The winners of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards are:

  • Energy – Suntrix and Allume for unlocking shared solar in apartments in the CBD.
  • Circular Economy – University of Adelaide for a compostable campus program and Mister Rye
    for a compostable straw start-up.
  • Low Carbon Transport – Zero Automotive for their battery-electric 4×4 vehicle.
  • Low Carbon Economy – GPA Engineering for a hydrogen blending demonstration project & Io
    Energy for a smart start-up electricity retail model.
  • Business Leadership – Uniting Communities for their outstanding achievement and ambition on
    the path to net zero emissions.
  • Community leadership – Urban Ecology Australia for the leadership example of Christie Walk.

To find out more from the City of Adelaide here

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