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Stay warm and breathe easy this winter

June 2, 2022Posted in: Environment
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As the cooler weather sets in, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before lighting up. Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur, said that faulty and incorrectly used wood heaters are major contributors to winter air pollution. “Efficient wood heaters can provide considerable cost savings and reduce the amount...

Council launches ‘Sustainable Us’ video series

May 9, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment
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Marquee at outdoor festival. Two women posing for photo with Council branding.

Wingecarribee Shire Council has launched a sustainable living program in a new initiative for the Southern Highlands. Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Mr Barry Arthur, explained that the Sustainable Us program was developed in response to community feedback. “Last year we undertook extensive community research to help develop the new Environment and Climate Change Strategy,”...

Preparing your Wood Heater

April 28, 2022Posted in: Environment
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Wood fire smoke

With the cooler months approaching, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to winter air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager, Mr Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits of a properly...