The Inland Rail Skills Academy is offering a free one-on-one mentoring session on sustainability practices to eligible businesses located within the Local Government Areas through which Inland Rail runs. Before registering interest, businesses must have completed the Business Sustainability webinars series.

Mentoring will be offered by sustainability specialists, The Ecoefficiency Group (TEG), via Zoom across five mentoring topics.

Please read through the available topics below, then complete and submit the form to register your interest. Once we have received your submission and confirmed eligibility, a TEG representative will contact you to schedule your mentoring session.

Please allow two weeks from registration for your mentoring session to be organised.

Please note, you will only be able to register after you have completed the business sustainability webinar series and all of the associated tasks.

Mentoring topics

Topic 1: Develop a strategic approach to sustainability

In this mentoring session TEG will review your business’s sustainability policy and provide advice on how to set up a green team and improve staff engagement. For more advanced companies we can provide guidance on developing a strategic framework for your sustainability plan.

Topic 2: Identify opportunities to reduce your business’s environmental impacts and costs

This session will provide advice on how to establish a baseline of your current energy and water consumption and waste generation and suggest opportunities to reduce your resource costs and environmental footprint. We can advise you on suitable KPIs and help you develop your action plan to turn ideas into actions.

Topic 3: Improve your energy security through renewable energy

Have you been thinking about investing in renewable energy but are not sure if it is right for your business? In this session, TEG will go through the options available for renewable energy, with a focus on solar PV, including options for tenants, on-site generation and off-site generation, and discuss what to consider when investing in renewable energy.

Topic 4: Working towards net zero emissions

In this session TEG will step you through the process to determine your business’s carbon footprint and provide advice on how your business can become carbon neutral via the Climate Active Program.

Topic 5: Meet changing expectations through green and social procurement

TEG will discuss your current procurement activities and provide advice on a green procurement policy and purchasing procedures to suit your business.

Eligible local government areas

 

Victoria

  • Benalla
  • Indigo
  • Mitchell
  • Strathbogie
  • Wangaratta

New South Wales

  • Bland
  • City of Albury
  • City of Wagga Wagga
  • Coonamble
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Dubbo
  • Forbes
  • Gilgandra
  • Greater Hume
  • Gwydir
  • Hilltops

(NSW cont)

  • Junee
  • Lockhart Shire
  • Moree Plains
  • Narrabri
  • Narromine
  • Parkes
  • Temora
  • Warren
  • Weddin
  • Warrumbungle

Queensland

  • Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Goondiwindi
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Toowoomba
  • Scenic Rim

Register your interest

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Of the five topics listed above, what is your first preference?
Of the five topics listed above, what is your second preference?
 

Conditions and eligibility for mentoring sessions

  • Eligible businesses are those located in the Local Government Areas through which Inland Rail runs.
  • Businesses are invited to lodge an application form, however no guarantee of receiving a mentoring session is made.
  • Businesses may be asked to provide information from their completed webinar tasks, prior to any mentoring session, to TEG.
  • The program includes a limited number of mentoring sessions, which will be made in order of applications until they are all delivered by TEG.
  • Inland Rail takes no responsibility for the advice and information provided by TEG.
  • Inland Rail will share all information included in this registration form with TEG, in accordance with ARTC's Privacy Policy.
  • Businesses which undertake a mentoring session may be contacted to participate in promotional activities by Inland Rail, including photos, videos and interviews.
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Sustainability Mentoring Factsheet

Sustainability mentoring fact sheet

When it comes to developing sustainable operations and services in your business, it can be difficult to know where to start. The Inland Rail Skills Academy and The Ecoefficiency Group (TEG) are partnering to provide education on how to improve and promote your business’s sustainability initiatives to your clients and staff.

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