With your support, Greens on Council will repeat Greens Councillor Pat McGinlay’s 2019 call for Eurobodalla Shire to join 99 (and counting) local governments in Australia, and thousands world-wide, to declare a Climate Emergency.
We will work with Council staff to implement robust climate mitigation and adaptation plans. We must act to ensure that our communities are safe and are resilient to the challenges of the changing climate.
Acknowledging the climate crisis and enacting the Climate Resilience Plan will mean our shire won’t miss out on the opportunities the emerging low-carbon economy can offer.
How can we take action on climate locally?
- We can embrace every opportunity to install solar and develop community power generation to increase our renewable energy capacity and decrease our reliance on fossil fuel energy.
- We are committed to creating walkable neighbourhoods. Making walking and cycling the most convenient option for short trips is also a way for us to ease congestion on our roads and reduce emissions.
- We can partner with State government and motoring organisations to expand the EV charging network to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.
- Every household and business can be a part of reducing emissions from landfill by separating food organics and garden organics (FOGO) from our red bin rubbish collections. FOGO can then be turned into compost and a resource to use in our community.
There is plenty of support and incentive from the NSW State Government to assist council in setting up roadside FOGO collection services.
We can be a community that takes action on climate
every day, in every possible way.