REPOWERING Australia is a campaign by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition to help the rest of us use less power and show the Federal Government young people want 100% renewable energy.
"Our goal is for 80,000 AYCC members around Australia to go to their local businesses to show they want renewable energy," Southern Cross University student Gemma Plesman-Emerton said.
This week AYCC members launched the campaign in Lismore at the Goanna Bakery on Keen Street.
Nickel Energy will go into the bakery in the coming weeks to do an "energy audit" aimed at establishing how much power the bakery uses, and how they might reduce it.
Owner Geoff Haycraft said he was up for it.
"For us at Goanna there's not much we can do about the ovens - they're electrically-powered and we don't have storage space for gas cylinders - but we can still reduce our power usage," he said.
"We're thinking we could change the several small freezers we use to one large one and get a net reduction."
To raise further funds for the campaign, the SCU AYCC group is holding a Repower event at the Goanna Bakery on Saturday, June 16, with music students to provide entertainment and Goanna to dish up the meal.
Entry will be $30 for dinner and the show. Phone Gemma on 0423 044 431 or email email@example.com.