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Our everyday actions and choices as individuals, households, businesses and organisations influence the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
Examples of these actions include how we heat and cool buildings, how we travel around town and whether we switch things on only when they are needed.
There is wide acceptance in the community that greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity are contributing to changes in our environment.
In the event of climate change, scientific evidence suggests central Victoria will experience higher temperatures, more prolonged droughts, lower rainfall and more severe storm events.
Combining the mounting scientific evidence and the will of the community for a bright future, we have sound justification to change how we do things and rethink our choices.
The City of Greater Bendigo is responding to the challenge of managing greenhouse gas emissions by working together on a range of policies, programs and initiatives:
• Carbon management
• Sustainable building design
• Renewable energy
• Landfill emissions
• Sustainable transport
The Carbon Management Plan aims to ensure that the City of Greater Bendigo provides a more comprehensive approach to the monitoring, mitigation and reporting of greenhouse emissions resulting from our organisation's operations.
The objectives of the Carbon Management Plan include:
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Updated: 2:11 PM, 23 August 2012
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