Lucy discovered her passion for sustainability in 2007, as co-founder of the Bayside Climate Change Action Group, where she initiated a range of community programs and worked with the community to deliver them. This included the Residential Energy Assessment Program (REAP) where local residents were trained in home assessments and provided them free for the local community and a case study published in ‘Social Marketing to Protect the Environment’ by Lee, N, Mohr, DM, Kotler, P, and Schultz,P.
After joining a boutique environmental consultancy she managed various sustainable change programs and research studies for private and government stakeholders. Some of these programs include the “Greenhouse Games”, the “Energy and Water Taskforce” projects sponsored by Sustainability Victoria, and a $4 million household retrofit and behaviour program for Australian Power and Gas. After 8 years of delivering residential energy programs with Low Energy Supplies and Services Lucy moved to the South-Eastern Climate Change Council Alliance (SECCCA) to work on a low-income energy efficiency program (LIEEP).This program was called the Energy Saver Study, funded by the Federal Government, in partnership with CSIRO and six local government authorities in the alliance. Since the completion of the LIEEP program Lucy is presently working for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services on a public housing program.
Lucy is also completing a Masters by Research investigating social influence on household energy-based practices.