This article originally appeared on our CEO Jason Steins LinkedIn
"Recently, our team launched Pond Party - an interactive digital book that changes depending on your household energy usage.
Pond Party was created with the intention to help all families (including mine) make the tangible connection between our actions at home and the impact on our planet. As an organisation, we are passionately committed to a greener energy future - something that we cultivate through our support for cleaner energy solutions like virtual power plants, demand response and electric vehicles.
Our support of responsible home energy usage is another way to back this commitment. So many actions that impact sustainability happen passively in the home and this is an opportunity to promote climate actions by showcasing small positive actions we can all take.
After the devastation of the recent bushfires, we wanted to provide a way for adults to have educational and powerful conversations with children about climate change, climate action and our impact on the world around us. The book features Australian species that are under threat due to climate change and showcases simple measures kids can do themselves around the home.
The ‘new normal’ of social isolation caused by COVID-19 is naturally leading to more energy usage at home. We’re hoping that this book can serve as an engaging tool to question our impact on the environment while also helping shape on-going sustainable household energy behaviours. It can be accessed at pondparty.powershop.com.au
Any Australian household interested in learning more can access the book for free. However, our customers will get a customised experience as we have connected the story to their homes energy usage data via their smart meter.