Tagged: Sustainability

Join in on Clean Up Australia Day for your chance to win

February 5, 2019Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to lend a hand on Clean Up Australia Day for their chance to win a home compost bin. Clean Up Australia’s Managing Director, Terri-Ann Johnson, explained the importance of continuing founder Ian Kiernan AO’s work. “Ian firmly believed that every single one of us can and should make...

Council shines at National Climate Awards

November 21, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Lighting the Way – Southern Highlands Street Lighting Upgrade project was recently recognised as a finalist at the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit. Held in Kiama in October, the summit brought over 150 local government representatives from around the country together to hear of the actions councils across the country are taking...

Demystifying energy at Moss Vale

July 13, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are set to host a joint energy-saving workshop at Moss Vale on Wednesday 25 July. Michael Rhydderch, Council’s Environmental Project Officer said the two-hour workshop would help residents better understand their power usage and explain how to cut energy costs. “As the outside temperature...

Demystifying energy at Hill Top

June 22, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are set to host a joint energy-saving workshop at Hill Top on Wednesday 4 July. Michael Rhydderch, Council’s Environmental Project Officer said the two-hour workshop would help residents better understand their power usage and explain how to cut energy costs. “As the outside temperature...

Community spirit shines at Earth Hour event

March 29, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire’s Earth Hour celebrations have been hailed a success with hundreds of visitors flocking to the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 24 March. The free event launched Vessels of Change, a solar-powered art installation designed by local artist Heidi McGeoch in collaboration with Sam Larwill.  The exhibition consists of recycled 44 gallon drums...