Council pledges to tackle climate change

Wellington Shire mayor Carolyn Crossley said council played an important leadership role regarding climate change.

Wellington Shire mayor Carolyn Crossley said council played an important leadership role regarding climate change.

WELLINGTON Shire Council has signed up to the state government's TAKE2 pledge to tackle climate change and assist Victoria reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Council has pledged to provide leadership to the Wellington Shire community to help manage climate change and move towards environmental sustainability.

Council wants to take action and support local action by using resources wisely and reducing the impact on the environment.

Council has committed to undertaking 30 TAKE2 actions in the areas of natural and urban environment, culture and leadership, community, transport and fleet, waste, renewable energy, strategic and statutory planning and energy efficiency.

The action plan has begun, and a full list is available at www.bit.ly/WSCTAKE2.

Wellington Shire mayor Carolyn Crossley said climate change was an important and serious issue.

"It is important for members of the Wellington Shire community to see council taking action on this matter," she said.

"We already assist in a variety of ways such as the installation of solar panels on a number of council-owned buildings, waste management initiatives, LED street lighting, low-emission vehicles, implementing our urban forests strategy and provide educational information sessions on renewable energy.

"There is much more that we are doing and can do in the future, and that is why we have committed to the TAKE2 pledge.

"We invite the community to join council in meeting these challenges together."

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