MEFL understands the importance of working in alliances and partnerships. By working together with other groups, we aim to bring new ideas and technologies into the mainstream.
By working together we can amplify our efforts and achieve sustainable energy solutions. We can also influence all levels of government and the broader community to respond to the urgency of climate change.
Moreland Energy Foundation was originally established by the Moreland City Council in 2000. Since then, we have worked together to reach the best outcomes for the Moreland community.
In 2014 we collaborated with MCC to develop the Zero Carbon Evolution (ZCE) strategy. The strategy aims to achieve a 22% reduction in carbon emissions across the Moreland community by 2020. We are delivering the ZCE strategy together.
MEFL is a member of the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), along with nine councils in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region:
MEFL hosts the NAGA Secretariat (Executive Officer and Project Officer) and provides management and administrative support We also provide key governance roles, including MEFL’s CEO chairing the NAGA Executive Committee.
Since its inception in 2002, NAGA has built a strong reputation for regional approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in collaboration with its local government members and other stakeholders. The Alliance has a respected voice on energy efficiency and renewable energy actions, as well as the regional planning of adaptation responses.
Moreland Energy Foundation is a member of the One Million Homes Alliance. The Alliance comprises consumer, social, and environment organisations working together to advocate for an ambitious energy and water retrofit program that would reach one million Victorian low income homes.
Other members include:
- Victorian Council of Social Service
- Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre
- Alternative Technology Association
- Kildonan Uniting Care
The Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) has 70 member organisations at the forefront of the emerging community energy sector in Australia. The Coalition includes community energy groups, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and various government bodies.
Aims of C4CE include:
- Guiding and supporting development of the community energy sector
- Advocating for the sector’s needs
- Growing the sector’s profile
- Facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing between members
- Identifying and creating strategic opportunities.
Alternative Technology Association
MEFL is a member of the Alternative Technology Association.
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables, represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government, industry and corporate clients.