Council to take action on climate change

Published on 28 February 2017

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 In June 2016, the State Government committed to fight climate change. It set an ambitious target for Victoria to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

As a result Sustainability Victoria implemented TAKE2 – a world leading climate change pledge program. All State Government departments and agencies are required to cut their emissions.

Mayor Brian Gibson says Gannawarra Shire Council has taken the TAKE2 pledge, to work on reducing emissions and the plans for the future.

"The pledge included actions that we can, will or have already done to reduce climate change," Mayor Gibson explains.

"Some of the actions that Council have already done or are currently doing include changing street lighting to LED and installing solar photovoltaic on buildings that can support the technology," Mayor Gibson said.

"Some goals that Gannawarra Shire Council has set to reduce climate change are reviewing renewable energy options for aquatic centres and develop or upgrade municipal waste management and resource recovery strategies."

The seven solar farms proposed around Kerang will generate around 495mw of renewable energy – enough to power over 200,000 homes!

The developments have the opportunity to set Kerang up as Victoria’s renewable energy capital, a title that could be an opportunistic mix of the key environmental aspects in the area promoting further energy developments.

Gannawarra Shire Council is encouraging you to make the TAKE2 pledge and join us in helping keep the temperature rise under two degrees.

To view Gannawarra Shire Council TAKE2 profile and keep track of our pledge please visit https://www.take2.vic.gov.au/pledges/?profileid=9f385a4b-097e-e611-80eb-1458d05a586c

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website

www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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Date: 27 February 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627