Brimbank,
20
July
2018
|
01:30
Australia/Melbourne

Reducing Brimbank’s environmental footprint

Summary

Council is making progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a low carbon city.

The Revised Greenhouse Reduction Strategy 2013-2023 mid-term review was endorsed at the July Ordinary Council Meeting, with the goal of implementing best practice energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Since 2013, Council has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 24 per cent, and is almost halfway towards its target of a 50 per cent reduction by 2023.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said it is important that we continue implementing innovative projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that not only benefit the environment, but also deliver cost savings to our community.

“We’re determined to continue our drive to reduce emissions and support climate change action in Brimbank.

“Under this strategy, we’re reducing resource use and costs across Brimbank with projects including street lighting changeover to LED lights, energy efficiency upgrades, transitioning our Council fleet vehicles to renewal energy sources and installing solar energy systems in Council facilities.

“We are also delivering programs that assist residents and businesses to improve energy efficiency and access affordable solar energy systems for their rooftops.

As a responsive Council, we are committed to creating a more sustainable Brimbank and achieving a downward shift in our greenhouse emissions,” Cr Giudice said.