Yearly Archives: 2017

2017 highlights for the WAGA councils

Here are some highlights of the WAGA councils’ achievements in 2017. Yes, we want to celebrate them, but we also invite our stakeholders to find out more, ask us more and tell us more. How can we learn from you?

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Brimbank City Council supports local specialist food company with environmental upgrade agreement

Brimbank City Council signed its first environmental upgrade agreement (EUA) on 2 November – with Langdon Ingredients, located in Derrimut. The EUA provides finance for the business to undertake environmental improvements which will include a 430 kilowatt solar installation with

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Gas Efficiency Masterclass – Sunshine

Date: Friday 27th October, 8am – 11.30 am (breakfast will be served) Venue: Level 6, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine Sustainability Victoria is holding a FREE Gas Efficiency Masterclass in Sunshine on Friday 27 October.  Rising

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Register your interest in joining the Western Assembly – 4 October

The Western Metropolitan Partnership has been established for state and local governments to work with the community in the west of Melbourne to address ‘the most important challenges and opportunities’ in the region. The Partnership is one of six across

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July event: practical advice for businesses to reduce energy costs

Sustainability Victoria and Ai Group are inviting businesses to a free Business Breakfast Seminar providing practical information on ways to reduce energy costs through energy efficiency – potentially complemented by on-site renewable energy generation. The Minister for Energy, Environment and

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Footscray Community Arts Centre – renewable and innovative

In March last year, we posted about ‘Turn the Lights On’, a project by Footscray Community Arts Centre to install solar panels, battery storage and LED lights, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. We’re now happy to report that the project

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Bumper update – Low Carbon West, How Well Are We Adapting Launch, Victorian Greenhouse Alliances Conference

Much has been happening since our last news to WAGA stakeholders. Low Carbon West WAGA has developed a panel of preferred suppliers for commercial renewable energy, lighting and energy efficiency, following an Expression of Interest process run for the Alliance

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Greener Government Buildings in the West

The most valuable watt is the watt that isn’t used, and energy efficiency is the way to achieve it. Victoria’s Greener Government Buildings program (GGB), reinstated in 2016, highlights this most important strategy to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas

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It’s official – Victorians want their councils to act on climate change.

There are clear messages for Local Government in the findings of Sustainability Victoria’s Climate Change Social Research, released yesterday. ‘Nine out of ten (88%) Victorians believe that Local Government should be acting on climate change’, with 55% thinking that Councils

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