Published on 26 October 2020

Moving towards an environmentally sustainable Glen Eira

In May this year, we committed to taking strong and fast action on climate change.

As a community, we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change — extreme weather events, heatwaves, food insecurity, increased flooding, energy poverty, and impacts to air and water quality. That is why we need to urgently reduce our carbon emissions to avoid the worsening of these impacts, locally and globally.

Whether your motivation is to tackle climate change, make your suburb more liveable, or reduce your household or business costs — we want to know how we can help you.

We set two ambitious targets of zero net corporate (Council) carbon emissions by 2025 and zero net community carbon emissions by 2030. However, with 99.4 per cent of Glen Eira’s annual emissions coming from the community (homes, schools, businesses, industry etc.), Council can’t do it alone.

We want you to tell us what you think Council should do, and how we can help you, to reduce our community’s environmental impact. Your input will help shape a four-year strategy and action plan (2021–2025) to meet the targets and make a difference.

You can have your say by:

  • Completing an online survey.
  • Posting your ideas to the online community ideas board.
  • Joining a virtual screening of 2040 the movie, with producer and Glen Eira resident Anna Kaplan on Tuesday 10 November at 7pm and join in the Q & A session and discussion.
  • Joining an online workshop on Sunday 15 November from 4pm to 5.30pm or Wednesday 18 November from 12pm to 1.30pm.

For further information, visit www.haveyoursaygleneira.com.au/sustainability-strategy 

Consultation closes midnight Sunday 22 November 2020.


 

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