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Maroondah Climate Change Action Group

By May 12, 2007No Comments

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.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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