Council is acting sustainably in its buildings and operations, and supporting the community in their efforts.
Environmentally friendly gardens
Council's Greenhouse Action Plan is an organisational wide response to climate change with actions to reduce Council's corporate emissions.
Living Green in the City of Melton is an easy thing to do. You can do this at home, at work, at school, in what you buy and in your choice of transport. Melton City Council is acting sustainably in its Council buildings and operations, and supporting the community in their efforts. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gases, reduce water use, reduce waste and improve bio-diversity.
- avoid generating emissions – use only what is needed and avoid waste (e.g. switch lights off)
- reduce emissions – change your activities and technologies to be more efficient in order to reduce emissions (e.g. more efficient light bulbs)
- switch – use fuel sources that are less greenhouse gas intensive (e.g. solar panels)
- sequester and offset – sequester emissions from the atmosphere and offset remaining emissions not eliminated using the methods above (e.g. accredited renewable energy offsets).
Green at Home
To find out what you can do at home go to Living Greener which has a section on Rebates and Assistance.
Green at work and green purchasing
Become a member of ECO-Buy to learn how your business can make green purchasing business as usual.
You can also search for Green products using ECO-Find.
There is also State Government assistance to help you make your business sustainable.
A Power-mate electricity meter is available to residents from Melton Library or Caroline Springs Library and can be loaned for one week. The meter measures the amount of electricity household appliances use. The Power-mate meters must be used with the instructions which are with the Power-mate when you borrow it.
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