Monday, June 14, 2010

help greenlight our streets

Back in February 2010 I moved a motion for Yarra Ranges Council to support a statewide advocacy campaign to compel the state and federal government to take strong action to enable the upgrade to energy efficient streetlights (see
blog). The motion was supported unanimously.

Changing the street lighting to more energy efficient lighting would save over 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in Victoria alone.

Street lights contribute significantly to emissions of local government but many councils do not have the capacity to change to the more energy efficient lighting. A financial contribution from state government would ease the burden on local government and allow considerable inroads into reducing the state's carbon emissions, there is no doubt this contribution is well overdue.

Part of the campaign includes an online petition. I urge you to support the petition. With the help of many people supporting the campaign we'll bring much more pressure on state and federal government to take some action.

You can support the Greenlight our Streets campaign by clicking here.

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