Lighten Your Carbon Footprint launched on World Environment Day

Council is proud to support World Environment Day, held on 5 June, and this year’s theme of ‘ecosystem restoration’.

This year’s theme promotes the important role ecological restoration and sustainable land management practices play in providing landscape connectivity and increasing biodiversity.

World Environment Day events

Council is holding a series of events on World Environment Day and encourages residents to get involved in one or more local activities:

  • A stall at the Woodend Farmers Market with information about Council’s Draft Roadside Conservation Management Plan (9am – 1pm)
  • A walk through Black Hill Reserve (10am – 12pm)
  • A tour of a beautifully restored property in Newham (12pm – 2pm)
  • A tour of a holistically managed farm in Malmsbury (2pm – 3pm)

You can also get involved in helping to restore ecosystems in your local area by:

  • Revegetating your property with indigenous species. Check out Council’s native species lists.
  • Getting involved with your local Landcare or Friends group. Landcare, Friends and Sustainability Groups can be found on our Landcare webpage.

Lighten Your Carbon Footprint Launch

On World Environment Day, Council will also launch the Lighten Your Carbon Footprint installations on footpaths near Gisborne aquatic centre, Kyneton Town Hall, Woodend Library, Romsey hub, Lancefield Mechanics Institute and Malmsbury Mechanics Institute. These eco-friendly decals were designed by residents in a series of free community workshops led by local artist Jo Mott.

These colourful and dynamic hand-drawn footprints highlight tips and tricks to reducing your carbon footprint at the household level.

Angela Hughes, Director Planning and Environment said World Environment Day was a day to learn and take action.

“The Macedon Ranges is a biodiverse and unique part of the world. Council is encouraging residents to get involved with one of the many activities being held around the shire on World Environment Day.”

“It is a great opportunity to reflect on our own environmental footprint and what we can do to help protect local biodiversity and the broader environment. Whether it’s planting a new tree in your backyard, revegetating your waterway or implementing one of the simple lessons depicted on the Lighten Your Carbon Footprint decals, we all have a role to play.”

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