The Maroondah Climate Change Action Group was formed by concerned residents who are concerned about the future sustainability of Maroondah. This weekend the Maroondah Climate Change Action Group hosted a combined meeting with other environmental groups, including the Croydon Conservation Society and other Climate Change Action Groups, to outline a strategy to ensure action on climate change.
Leadership on climate change needs to come from all levels of government and the emergence of grassroots groups such as the Maroondah Climate Change Action Group demonstrates the growing community awareness of issues that jeopardise our future sustainability.
Energy usage, water usage, bush care management and sustainable transport all require urgent action from Governments to ensure a greater level of sustainability within Australia. Transport for example, is the fastest growing sector of greenhouse emissions and yet while the State Government has targets to increase public transport modal share it has so far failed to adhere to its own policy objectives.
At a local level, the feedback from the Maroondah Environment Forum will be discussed at the 18th of June Council meeting to discuss how Maroondah, as a local municipality, will respond to challenges such as climate change.
Further meetings hosted by the Maroondah Climate Change Action Group are planned in the coming months.