Climate Emergency

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Thanks to everyone who completed the climate change survey. The survey is now closed. A final report with survey findings will be released shortly, along with a community greenhouse gas emissions profile. Both data sources will be shared with the community to help inform future climate action.

We have an exciting schedule of online climate and sustainability workshops and events planned for the first few months of 2021 as part of the Surf Coast ReimaginED series. Keep an eye out on our What’s On page for updates.

During February we will be holding an Expression of Interest process to provide community members the opportunity to initiate, facilitate and mobilise community climate action and develop the community Climate Emergency Response. More information will be available shortly on this page about the Expression of Interest and commitment and role of the position.

In August 2019 Surf Coast Shire Council declared a Climate Emergency in response to two petitions with over one thousand community signatures. The declaration demonstrates commitment from both Council and community to respond to climate change. Council has developed a corporate response plan, including how it will reduce emissions through its operations and services, and how it can prepare for climate change risks. You can find out more about Council’s work here.