Canberrans can now explore and connect with local climate action initiatives happening near them through a new online resource called Canberra Community Projects.
Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shane Rattenbury said the tool will support greater community collaboration on climate projects by showcasing the range of opportunities available for our community to get involved.
“We are in the middle of a climate crisis and the ACT Government wants to empower our community to be part of the solution,” Minister Rattenbury said.
“This new online tool allows Canberrans to discover a range of climate action projects around the ACT by using an interactive map. If you have a community driven project that focuses on energy, recycling and waste, water and plants, transport and travel, resilience or adapting to extreme events you can now submit your story to be added to the map,” Minister Rattenbury said.
“One great example of a project is the community-led, volunteer-run Community Toolbox Canberra. This project is membership based and allows members to borrow a wide range of tools and equipment for activities such as DIY, craft, cooking, home projects and more. The sharing model creates a way for people to share equipment and reduces the need for individuals to purchase tools, helping to reduce resource use and avoid waste to landfill.
“Supporting Canberrans to make everyday climate choices is crucial to achieving our target of net zero emissions by 2045. We know Canberrans care about the environment and the ACT is full of passionate people working to make a difference and take action on climate change.
“Every person can be part of the ACT’s climate action journey. The new online resource will help people to have an opportunity to engage, connect, learn, and be inspired by the efforts taking place around Canberra.
This initiative addresses key actions from the government’s ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-25 to encourage community driven solutions to climate change and collaborate for increased ambitions.
If you have a community driven climate change project you can submit your story on the Everyday Climate Choices website at: www.climatechoices.act.gov.au.