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For over 4 years, the 3-Council Ecological Footprint Program in Sydney’s east has seen Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils work in partnership to build a more sustainable future.
By focusing on capacity building and the involvement of local communities, the program has supported the growth of projects such as demonstration sustainable housing developments, water- sensitive urban design installations, and The Compost Revolution to combat unnecessary food waste.
On the 1st February 2012, the 3 Council alliance signed up to Do Something’s 10% Challenge, pledging to reduce their carbon emissions and fuel and energy consumption by at least 10%.
In a joint letter written to mayors around the country, Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra have invited all local councils to join them in taking leadership on energy efficiency:
"We've all noticed the rising cost of energy and fuel, both at home and as an organisation. Being more efficient and smarter in how we use energy saves money that we can pass on to our ratepayers,"
Randwick Mayor, Cr Scott Nash.
"Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra councils are at the forefront of environmental action, and we're proud to be showing leadership to our community in this critical area."
"Local government is closely connected to its communities; we are increasingly aware of the risks and challenges facing us from an uncertain climate along with the increasing costs of energy and fuel."
Woollahra Mayor, Cr Susan Wynne.
"We've taken a strong lead on making energy savings and reducing emissions, and we're now extending that invitation to every other local council. It's something everyone can do; we'd also like to invite our residents and businesses across the eastern suburbs to join us in the 10% Challenge."
Waverley Mayor John Wakefield.
For more information about the 3-Council Ecological Foodprint Program and what you can be doing in your local area, visit Reduce Your Footprint
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