We invited community members to help us develop a new environmental sustainability strategy for Monash.
This involved a review of the Monash Environmental Sustainability Road Map (pdf, 3MB), which Council adopted in 2011. One of the objectives of the Road Map was to reduce Council’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 (compared to 2010 levels). This target is expected to be close to being achieved when Council installs energy efficient light globes in 8,200 street lights this year.
We wanted to know what local residents and businesses think are important areas of sustainability that Council should focus on into the future.
Council invited everyone to attend some free information sessions to be consulted on what you think the priorities should be. You were also able to find out more about the actions Council has taken to make Monash more sustainable including: introducing rainwater harvesting for irrigation and use in community buildings; installing solar panels and hot water systems on Council buildings; and biodiversity plantings.
Monash offered four separate information sessions towards the of March and the start of April 2015, in order to discuss the implications and needs of the community.
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