Sustainability & climate change
Sustainability means meeting the region’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Living sustainably requires us to:
- Minimise our use of natural resources.
- Avoid waste by reducing consumption, reusing, and recycling.
- Not endanger or degrade the quality of life for other people, other species, or future generations.
- Consider environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts in decision making.
- Protect the integrity of natural systems.
- Encourage economic prosperity, though not at the expense of the community or the environment.
Green Thumb is Council’s new sustainable living program. It aims to help residents reduce living costs, protect our environment and support our economy through action in six areas of everyday life.
Annual report on Council's sustainability performance.
Council sustainability policies, projects and tools.
Tips and resources for managing energy, transport water and waste at home.
Tips and resources for making your school sustainable.
Improve efficiency in your business or workplace and save money along the way.
This annual event is a great day out for the family and provides local businesses and organisations an opportunity to showcase their sust living products and services.
Projected climate change impacts for our region and how Council is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.
A grant to support and encourage community groups that are promoting sustainable communities, improving energy efficiency, or enhancing community resilience to climate change and/or peak oil.
Council has adopted a Sustainable Building Design Policy, Guidelines and Checklist to demonstrate leadership in sustainable tropical building design.