Hornsby Shire Council Action Pledge Coming Soon!
In the meantime, check out some pledges that councils can choose from:
Support community energy projects (with location and planning support) so that residents (such as renters) can band together and invest in community renewable energy projects.
Set minimum energy efficiency benchmarks for all planning applications.
Providing for adequate cycle lanes (both space and connectivity) in road design and supporting cyclists through providing parking, and end-of-ride facilities (covered, secure bike storage, showers, bicycle maintenance and incentives).
Implement an education and behavior change program to influence the behavior of council officers, local residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Consider disincentives for driving high emitting vehicles such as congestion pricing, or a tiered payment system for residential car parking permits where high emitting vehicles pay more.
Ensure that new developments are designed to maximize public and active transport use, and are designed to support electric vehicle uptake.
Use strategic and statutory planning processes to promote renewable energy both at the residential, commercial and larger scale.
Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Provide council resources to educate and support the uptake of renewable energy, such as by hiring an internal renewable energy support officer or establishing an independent body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations).
Promote knowledge sharing and strengthen the local community’s capacity and skills in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
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