Still, there are some key findings that have emerged that I thought would be good to share, though these will be fleshed out more fully in future updates.
The first is that in engaging with households to encourage them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need to have a much deeper understanding of where they are at in their lives, their personal social and economic circumstances and motivations to change, and that all of these might shift over time.
The second is that while we have been somewhat successful in engaging households to take action for financial or environmental motivations, there may be other more effective motivations that we haven't tapped yet.
Third, another way of measuring success of behaviour change programs may have less to do with the tonnes of CO2 averted or reduced, and more to do with how the project is going to disrupt an unsustainable energy system.
Fourth, we need to ensure that, as local governments, all parts of a local government are in alignment with what we are seeking to achieve. This goes beyond having a common strategy and is more about thinking about how we work.
Finally, we need to keep sharing best practice and, ideally, have more information sharing beyond our immediate neighbours but also across states. I've constantly found myself at the intersection during conversations with one council, saying "you should talk to X in South Australia" because they're also interested in this issue.
That's a quick summary - more detail to come.