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Council and community farming the sun together

Regional communities are turning to clean energy solutions to combat energy price hikes. Lismore, in northern New South Wales, is no exception, embracing renewable energy and partnered with the Lismore City Council to develop Australia’s largest floating solar farm. Switched on last February, this innovative solar farm floats on the local sewage treatment works, powering part of the…

EARTH FIRST: Powering down for an hour to make a real change

On Saturday evening we are invited to celebrate Earth Hour. Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm we are asked to turn off all our lights for a time when we can think about how climate change is affecting our planet, and what we can do about it as individuals and communities.  This year the theme for Earth…

Tackling climate change in the locale

The cities of Armadale and Gosnells and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have joined a national force dedicated to tackling climate change. The three local governments joined 67 others from across the country which have become members of the national Cities Power Partnership representing more than 7.5 million residents living within them. The Partnership was…

Strong action on climate change

CENTRAL Coast Council has voted to take strong action on climate change. The council will investigate joining the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) and develop a climate change policy including mitigation and adaptations measures. Mayor Jane Smith said climate change is real and action needed to be taken to mitigate its effect on the region’s water…

Climate change isn’t coming, it’s here, says expert

YOU can forget about climate change being a future phenomenon, according to Professor Lesley Hughes.  “It’s a now phenomenon,” she said during her visit to Bathurst on Monday. She says the effects of climate change are already being seen in Australia – from more intense droughts to a longer bushfire season – and those impacts are only…

Beach appeal in danger of eroding

A NEW report showing the country’s beaches are copping the brunt of damage from climate change has prompted the Byron Shire Council to take action. The new report, Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism, also warns of threats to Australia’s tourism industry driven by increasing extreme weather events. Beaches are listed in the top five…

Shire seeks ‘key actions’ for climate change

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is choosing five “key actions” after joining the Australia-wide Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership. The shire’s membership was announced at a ceremony in Lismore, NSW making it one of 70 municipalities networking to tackle climate change. While there were no shire representatives at Lismore, the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said “we are…

Shire engages in a climate of change

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to address climate change at a local level by joining a network of progressive and likeminded councils tackling the issue head on. The shire became the newest member of the Cities Power Partnership, a group of 70 local governments across the country seeking to transform Australia’s energy future….

Victoria lagging behind NSW in climate change initiative

The Climate Council wants North East residents to nominate their local councils to join the Cities Power Partnership. The initiative, which requires councils to make five pledges towards renewable energy goals and report back on progress, began in 2017. Albury was among the first councils to join and Wagga has just signed on in the…

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