Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The Moreland Energy Foundation began the initiative to have their community, Moreland, VIC, Australia, achieve carbon neutrality through the Zero Carbon Moreland (ZCM) program in 2008. We evaluated ZCM to determine how well MEFL has engaged the community and how effective this program has been in causing behaviour change. We also investigated ways to expand the scope of their carbon footprint calculator to improve its accuracy. We found that ZCM has attracted many middle income households that are already environmentally conscious; we made recommendations on how to expand their outreach to other sectors of the community and increase the level of involvement of their members.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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