Perth engages green improvements

The City of Perth has approved previously introduced green priorities provided for community based environmental services and programs.

Council has allocated $60000 for the current financial year, with individual cash grants and sponsorships of up to $10000 available.

Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the council is committed to pursuing policies that contribute to an environmentally sustainable city.

“However, to achieve this goal we have to work with other dedicated groups as it really needs to be a community effort,” Ms Scaffidi said.

According to the City of Perth, these groups will need to submit their expression of interest in receiving a grant.

Projects, services and programs from non-government and community organisations will receive the council’s financial assistance.

The council’s priorities under the City of Perth’s Environment Grants and Sponsorship Program for 2011 include improving the climate resilience of city buildings by reducing water, energy, waste and increasing biodiversity.

Other initiatives include education, raising awareness and influencing change in behaviour with a focus on city workers; reducing consumption and use natural resources; and collaboration and partnerships with city businesses and organisations.

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