Northern Beaches Council Partnership Action Pledge
Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.
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 independant body (such as the Moreland and Yarra Energy Foundations)
Adopt best practice energy efficiency measures across all council buildings, and support community facilities to adopt these measures
Encourage sustainable transport use (public transport, walking and cycling) through transport planning and design. Substantial savings in transport energy use can be achieved by designing more compact cities with access to high quality public and active transport services and facilities.
Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses. Council has set a target of zero net carbon emissions across Darebin by 2020 and released the first ever Climate Emergency Plan.
Implement an education and behaviour change program to influence the behaviour of council officers, residents and businesses within the municipality to drive the shift to renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.