Annual sustainabilty report card in

News | 10 December 2019

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The City of Stonnington’s annual report card on sustainability is in, giving an insight into how we’re travelling towards achieving the priorities of Council’s Sustainable Environment Strategy 2018-2023.

Improving energy efficiency, diverting e-waste from landfill and reducing potable water consumption are just a few examples of how we are achieving a more sustainable and liveable Stonnington.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said Council’s annual Sustainability Snapshot is an opportunity for us all to check in on how we’re progressing towards targets set in the Sustainable Environment Strategy.

“This year, the Snapshot reveals some very pleasing results across all priority areas – climate, waste, water, environment and education,” said Mayor Stefanopoulos.

“As an example, we’re well on the way to achieving the target of 250,000 new plantings over five years. Only two years in we have already planted nearly 120,000 trees and plants in the city’s parks, natural areas and streetscapes.

“Our target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020 is also on track. We currently sit at 26 per cent below 2005 emissions with another year to run to meet our 30 per cent target.

“Waste management has been a difficult area this year with recycling issues affecting many local councils, including Stonnington. Despite this, we have seen reduction in kerbside general waste tonnages going to landfill - a great result for the community.

“Looking ahead, we have another busy year planned, as we continue to work towards a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for current and future residents.”