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  • 1. Lighter Footprints: ‘ Sustainable Suburbia ’ Councillor Ben Stennett Mayor City of Whitehorse Image: Solar Power at Box Hill Town Hall
  • 2. Sustainable Suburbia? Home truths: Australia trumps US when it comes to McMansions Peter Martin ECONOMICS Sydney Morning Herald November 30, 2009
  • 3. Whitehorse City Council: Policies and Strategies
  • 4. Sustainability Strategy: Our 10 Key Priorities
    • Climate Change, greenhouse and energy
    • Water conservation and quality
    • Resource efficiency, waste and recycling
    • Sustainable Communities
    • Our Natural Environment
    • Buildings, infrastructure and planning
    • Sustainable Business
    • Education and Community Engagement
    • Sustainability Policy and Leadership
    • Financial Sustainability
  • 5. Leading by example: Corporate Sustainability
    • We aim to lead by example
    • “ Whole of Council ” involvement
    • Included in strategies, work practices and Council processes
    • Significant budget component
    • Images:
    • (top)Solar Power at Blackburn Lake Visitors Centre
    • (Bottom) Water efficiency at Council ’ s Jolimont Nursery
  • 6. Spreading the message: Sustainable Living Week Dedicated week of high-profile sustainable activities
  • 7. Spreading the message: Sustainability Street Program
  • 8. Spreading the message: Sustainable Schools Walking School Bus Ride to School Day Sustainable Schools
  • 9. Creating Sustainable Suburbia: through Child Friendly Cities According to UNICEF, a Child Friendly City is actively engaged in fulfilling the right of every citizen to: • Walk safely in the streets, on their own; • Meet friends and play; • Have green spaces for plants and animals; • Live in an unpolluted and sustainable environment; Whitehorse is working to become more ‘ Child Friendly ’ using the UNICEF Criteria and working with the Asia Pacific Child Friendly Cities network
  • 10. Advocating for Change: The Eastern Transport Coalition The Eastern Transport Coalition (ETC) is made up of 7 Councils in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. “ The ETC advocates for sustainable and integrated transport services to reduce the level of car dependency to secure the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Melbourne ’ s East and aims to work in partnership with Federal and State Governments to ensure the future sustainability of Eastern Melbourne ” Eastern Transport Coaltion www.etc.org.au

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