THE City of Canning has pledged to join the national Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program launched in Canberra last week.
The program encourages councils representing hundreds of towns and cities across Australia to take a pledge to play a major role in tackling climate change through a series of initiatives.
More than 35 councils including Canning have pledged to join the national partnership.
The program was launched at the Mount Majura Solar Farm in Canberra on July 19.
Mayor Paul Ng said the City was taking local action to mitigate and adapt to climate change. He said the partnership allowed Canning to collaborate with other local governments at a grass roots level to create a more sustainable planet for future generations.
A City spokesman said Canning had a number of innovative programs designed to lower emissions, including:
– installation of photo voltaic cells to it buildings since 2013 that has an output of 357kW across nine buildings;
– geothermal bore at each of the Leisureplexes that extract heated water from underground to heat the aquatic centres and save on energy costs;
– implemented air conditioning efficiency improvements resulting in decrease in emissions and cost savings on electricity of $10,000 per year.
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