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Are you excited by the idea of a mobile application for Canberrans, that makes it easier, cheaper, social and fun for us to reduce our carbon footprints and connect to local eco-friendly products, services and community initiatives?

If so, then add your name and email, and leave a comment of support below. We'll compile these and include them in our grant application to the ACT Government. Applications close by 5pm Monday, 24 July, so be quick to leave your comment and share this with your friends before the deadline!

***UPDATE*** We are happy to announce we were successful in our application and have been awarded $25,000 in funding from the ACT Community Zero Emissions grant program! Thanks to everyone who left messages of support and encouragement on this page.

If you have suggestions for what you'd like to see in the app - we want to hear them! Feel free to include them in your comments below. 

Want more info about the app and The Neighbourhood Effect first? Then check out our About Us page here:

Who's endorsing

Will Raymont
Michele Hendriks
Lesley Harris
Matthew Keighley
Evan Williams
Gian Marco Gentilini
stander tech
Quentin Dempster
Linda Drumgold
Elizabeth OBrien
Ben Brocchi
edwina robinson
Frere T
Will Boettcher
Peter Dabro
Karl Pietsch
Uri Pierre Burmester
Polly Henry
Olivia Clark
Jacqui Fetchet
Lea Luzzi
Mark Spain
Michele Chaseling
Manik Mahajan
Ben Weise
Lawrence McIntosh
Aleisha Quarisa

49 endorsements

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  • Will Raymont
    endorsed 2018-12-07 13:38:48 +1100
    I work for Actsmart and am very interested in promoting community initiatives.
  • Michele Hendriks
    endorsed 2018-08-18 09:13:36 +1000
    An excellent initiative which benefits more than our beautiful environment. Thank you.
  • Lesley Harris
    endorsed 2018-08-08 12:28:49 +1000
    I was excited to hear about this initiative
  • Matthew Keighley
    endorsed 2018-07-18 14:59:06 +1000
  • Evan Williams
    endorsed 2018-06-13 11:54:26 +1000
    Nice one Lily! A great initiative.
  • Gian Marco Gentilini
    endorsed 2018-04-06 13:15:07 +1000
    I’m really interested in this initiative. In order to make an impact, we need to get lots of people involved and this app will empower people to be good examples for their families, friends, and neighbours.

    As I’m trying to reduce my environmental footprint, I’d like to know more about which actions are the most impactful towards this goal. It would be great to have available in the app a sort of ‘Good impact rating’, from 1 to 10 let’s say, for the different positive actions that someone can take.

    The rating system would have to be research-based and should take into account the benefits of an action in terms of carbon emissions, water usage, long term pollution, etc.

    I’m not saying it would be easy (maybe the RMIT could help) but it would be a great tool.

    All the best,

  • Fevan Gauti
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-03 00:03:21 +1100
  • stander tech
    endorsed 2017-11-03 00:02:48 +1100
  • Quentin Dempster
    endorsed 2017-10-18 16:28:22 +1100
    Think global, act local. and its pending behaviour-changing app should go viral as we all realise every earthling has an individual investment in a sustainable habitat for all flora and fauna (yes, we’re fauna). Climate change is the bonfire of humanity’s vanities. There is no ideology or religion to rule them all. These are understandable, even quaint human constructs but which ignore what is staring us in the face. The universe is amoral, politically indifferent and incredibly violent (see Mars). Once we realise that, we all will know what we must do to mitigate the damage we are causing and apply education, science, technology and behavioural change to sustain life on a still habitable earth.
  • Linda Drumgold
    endorsed 2017-10-12 12:47:19 +1100
    Livings sustainably is is so easy with a little bit of help. This app is going to make such an impact for those using it!!
  • Elizabeth OBrien
    endorsed 2017-08-07 12:40:33 +1000
    This exciting and innovative approach offers the opportunity of making meaningful contributions from individuals, their households, families and friends and from the wider community towards sustainability …. and saving our planet’s ecosystems.
  • Ben Brocchi
    endorsed 2017-07-23 19:15:07 +1000
    This a fantastic and practical idea that I would find so useful.
  • edwina robinson
    endorsed 2017-07-22 07:44:34 +1000
    This is an innovative and practical idea that can help Canberra reduce it’s large ecological footprint of 8.9 global hectares per person.
  • Frere T
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-21 19:42:56 +1000
    Think a mobile app to help Canberrans reduce their emissions sounds good? Show your support for the idea here
  • Frere T
    endorsed 2017-07-21 19:42:17 +1000
    I endorse the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and transparency in the activities impacting our environment.
  • Will Boettcher
    endorsed 2017-07-21 13:32:46 +1000
    We all need accountability with our carbon footprints. This is a great idea and needs to happen!

    Will Boettcher
  • Peter Dabro
    endorsed 2017-07-21 09:33:39 +1000
  • Karl Pietsch
    endorsed 2017-07-20 23:09:11 +1000
    Great idea, and Canberra is definitely an ideal market and starting point for such an initiative. I’d suggest gamification also , for example some level of status in the app for achieving goals coupled with social media sharing, for example someone might not normally share a post about the neighbourhood effect but if you award then some status they can share they may with their internet “neighbours” on social media thus perpetuating the effect.
  • Uri Pierre Burmester
    endorsed 2017-07-20 19:07:49 +1000
    Groups like The Neighbourhood Effect are helping to lead the charge in the switch to a renewable world – as a citizen of the ACT, I am interested in seeing their work supported by Government funds.
  • Polly Henry
    endorsed 2017-07-20 14:26:35 +1000
    Such an important initiative and a great way of helping bring together communities to work towards a sustainable future.
  • Olivia Clark
    endorsed 2017-07-20 07:06:18 +1000
    I would love this app! As someone who cares about the environment and feels daily anxiety about the state of our world, I would love an easy tool to help me make simple but effective changes which can make a difference.
  • Jacqui Fetchet
    endorsed 2017-07-19 23:35:20 +1000
    Keep it simple, make it beautiful and give easy actions! Great work and call if you want help :)
  • Lea Luzzi
    endorsed 2017-07-19 21:43:14 +1000
    About time sustainable living is made more accessible – great initiative! :)
  • Mark Spain
    endorsed 2017-07-19 14:34:21 +1000
    Great way for Canberra to be a world class zero emissions city
  • Michele Chaseling
    endorsed 2017-07-19 14:02:04 +1000
    fabulous idea :-)
  • Manik Mahajan
    endorsed 2017-07-19 13:59:46 +1000
    The neighbourhood effect is a great initiative, run by brilliant and passionate people motivated to help create a stronger and sustainable community. Excited to see what they do next!
  • Ben Weise
    endorsed 2017-07-19 13:58:12 +1000
    Love the idea and look forward to being involved in a community approach to lowering emissions and improving sustainability in the ACT!
  • Lawrence McIntosh
    endorsed 2017-07-19 13:57:43 +1000
    Great initiative
  • Aleisha Quarisa
    endorsed 2017-07-18 22:07:27 +1000
    Amazing work!
  • Dom Northcott
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-18 20:37:12 +1000
    Sign and dine it CBR!