POSITIVE PEOPLE MAKING 

POSITIVE CHANGE.

Zero Positive for Schools is a not-for-profit cost-and-emission-reduction impact program. The founders and organisations behind the program ensure Zero Positive has the best available resources for technology, marketing, advocacy and education.

LEADERSHIP

Vicky Mills

Co-Founder & CEO

Following an extensive international career in business strategy and management, Vicky has also spent the last six years applying her acumen and strategic planning expertise to the Solar Schools Energy Educational Program. Working in partnership with schools, Vicky informed, co-designed and implemented a holistic education platform that is aligned with Australia’s curriculum but, more importantly, works hand in hand with schools’ structures. She believes that challenges cannot be solved by thinking alone — action is a must! Vicky started Zero Positive to create a global movement of change through thinking + action. “If not you, then who?!” is her motto, which inspires individuals to make a big difference through a series of small, but significant, actions.

Rob Breuer

Chief Sustainability Officer

After reflecting on the changes he witnessed in the natural environment from a lifetime of adventuring, Rob has a newfound sense of urgency regarding climate change. After meeting Dave Aaskov from Radian, and a small group of other passionate people, he created the genesis of a program that he believed could effect the change required. Together with Dave and Remy, Zero Positive has become a reality — a program that’s able to solve the challenges that schools face in becoming climate neutral. Simply put, he believes this program can accelerate schools’ abilities to create tangible impacts and positive environmental outcomes — the change agents we need to start reversing the current future we face with climate change.

Ariana Doolan

Youth Program Coordinator

Passionate about young people and education, Ariana is an environmentalist, educator, entrepreneur and actress. From her experience working in schools, and her degree in business and environmental science, she believes that knowledge and education give us the power to change the world. Her involvement in the film and tv industry has also convinced her that the media can influence people’s behaviours and motivate them to collaborate and advocate for positive change: “If we can reach young people through the media, we can encourage them to make a positive change for the environment”.

THE BOARD

Chris Thompson

Chris developed a strong sense of social justice, environmental stewardship and compassion for all sentient beings during his early childhood in Papua New Guinea. Fast forward more than 40 years and Chris, today, is a son, a husband and a father to three wonderful adult children. Chris has a unique set of professional skills, that, in combination with his quiet manner, underpins a no-nonsense, consensus-style of leadership style that encourages and supports collaboration with a wide diversity of people. Zero Positive’s vision of achieving climate neutral stewardship in schools, through education and lifelong learning, fits Chris’ personal values of doing all he can toward bringing the planet into balance.

Reg Gulley

Reg is drawn to organisations that provide lasting outcomes benefitting society. With skills developed over 25 years in the corporate accounting and investment banking sectors in Brisbane, London and Sydney — and later through CFO and advisory roles within the Education sector — Reg thrives on delivering outcomes within complex business and community settings. Reg also brings advocacy skills developed during his time as an elected representative. Being country raised, Reg had an early awareness of the environmental challenges faced by his generation, determined to leave our planet in a better condition than we found it.

Sue Johnson

Sue has been working in marketing for over 15 years in Australia and the UK. As the current marketing director for Spicers Retreat her passion for sustainability has been reinvigorated and she is on a mission to make a positive impact on the planet for future generations. Sue’s children have reminded her of the role education plays in empowering young people to look after the environment. Sue has recently completed the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute of Company directors and can’t wait to bring her skills and knowledge to help chart Zero Positive for Schools. Sue also understands the importance and value of volunteering her time to great causes such as Scouts Queensland and is currently a Non-executive Director for Great Walks Australia.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Demonstrating Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals in practice, our Zero Positive Partners highlight how to take action in collaboration.

Energy data, monitoring, reduction and program sponsor.

Education tools and resources, data monitoring, capture, reporting, measurement, digital platform and portal provider.

Our Program is supported by the UN and is a registered participant of the United Nation’s Climate Neutral Now program.

Campaign support, communications toolkit and resources.

On a mission to repair the planet, one tree at a time, one farmer at a time.

Changing the world’s attitude towards plastic through scientific research, sustainable business and education.

A youth non-profit mobilising minds for climate action.

FOUNDERS

Vicky Mills

Co-Founder & CEO

Following an extensive international career in business strategy and management, Vicky has also spent the last six years applying her acumen and strategic planning expertise to the Solar Schools Energy Educational Program. Working in partnership with schools, Vicky informed, co-designed and implemented a holistic education platform that is aligned with Australia’s curriculum but, more importantly, works hand in hand with schools’ structures. She believes that challenges cannot be solved by thinking alone — action is a must! Vicky started Zero Positive to create a global movement of change through thinking + action. “If not you, then who?!” is her motto, which inspires individuals to make a big difference through a series of small, but significant, actions.

Rob Breuer

Chief Sustainability Officer

After reflecting on the changes he witnessed in the natural environment from a lifetime of adventuring, Rob has a newfound sense of urgency regarding climate change. After meeting Dave Aaskov from Radian, and a small group of other passionate people, he created the genesis of a program that he believed could effect the change required. Together with Dave and Remy, Zero Positive has become a reality — a program that’s able to solve the challenges that schools face in becoming climate neutral. Simply put, he believes this program can accelerate schools’ abilities to create tangible impacts and positive environmental outcomes — the change agents we need to start reversing the current future we face with climate change.

Dave Aaskov

Co-Founder

Dave has consulted and operated businesses providing process, industrialisation, assurance, and reliability engineering functions in the transportation, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and FMCG sectors through Australia, Asia, UK and Kazakhstan. His current interest is the role circular economies play in energy equality, financial well-being, sustainable practices, and the decarbonisation of the electricity market in Australia. His drive for action echoes the sentiments of President Barack Obama when he said, “we are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”

Remy Brassac

Co-Founder

Co-founder of the Rumbletown Group and business entrepreneur, Remy built his own agency, Gallery DePasquale, before Rumbletown — it was bought by the Clemenger Group in 2010. Remy has a sharp strategic focus with boundless energy and enthusiasm. He gets straight to the business problem that needs to be solved, and sees climate change as one of the most important problems worth solving.

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THE PROGRAM

How to get started

There are simple steps to taking part — with facilitators ready to help you set up, set your objectives and start your journey to net-zero emissions.

HOW TO GET STARTED

Education

With data as the foundation, an entire curriculum of activities has been designed to empower young people to improve the future of our planet.

EDUCATION