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Shire pledges to reduce emissions at CPP

Monday, 24 July, 2017

Strathbogie Shire Council was one of 35 Councils in Australia to join the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) at the official launch on Wednesday 19 July.

The CPP is a national program of the Climate Council created to accelerate, celebrate and promote local government successes in achieving carbon emission reductions and facilitating the transition towards a clean energy future.

The program has engaged councils to generate global momentum for climate action, allowing them to sidestep political roadblocks and red tape to get on with the job and deliver results.

Through the partnership, each council commits to five action items with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and increasing renewable energy capacity in their area.

Council’s actions will come from their Sustainable Strathbogie 2030 Strategy, as part of the new Council Plan and Budget, and will particularly focus on protection of native vegetation and exploring renewable energy options.

Participating in the CPP will allow Council to have a national voice on climate change, share ideas with other councils and gain expert advice and support through the CPP knowledge hub.

Council has already got some exciting initiatives underway, including the Bogie Bulk Buy Program, launching next Saturday, 29 July in Euroa, and the construction of a six bay Tesla Supercharger station at the Kirkland Avenue carpark.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said she was very honoured to be a part of the launch of the CPP and believes it’s a great way to connect with other councils to generate necessary action.

"Joining the CPP provides a unique opportunity for our Council to have national voice on the issue of Climate Change and represent rural communities who so directly feel its impact," she said.

"We are so pleased to be a part of such a positive partnership and a great opportunity to gather with forward-thinking councils to share ideas and enthusiasm for this issue."

Cr McClaren said she looks forward to seeing the positive change this creates in the Shire and across Australia.

"Studies have shown that local councils in Australia have the capacity to influence over 50 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse emissions and the CPP is a great way to positively harness this," she said.


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