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Council to host Sustainability Festival

June 3, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Marquee at outdoor festival. Two women posing for photo with Council branding.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is hosting an inaugural Wingecarribee Greener Footprint Fair on Saturday 25 June to inspire and connect residents with local sustainable living experts. The free family friendly event will take place between 11 am and 4 pm within the Old Town Hall and nearby Bendooley Precinct in Bowral. Council’s Manager of Environment and...

Council launches ‘Sustainable Us’ video series

May 9, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment

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,”...

Green Caffeen launches tomorrow

March 31, 2022Posted in: Other

White coffee cup icon on pastel green background

Wingecarribee Shire Council has partnered with Green Caffeen to launch a swap and go reusable coffee cup system across the Southern Highlands. Nineteen local cafes across the Shire have already opted in, with numbers continuing to grow. Council’s Waste Education and Policy Officer, Phoebe Ward, explained how the system works. “Consumers simply need to download...

Council powers up latest solar system

November 9, 2021Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Aerial view of Civic Centre roof with solar panels

A new solar photovoltaic system installed atop Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre is now operational. The 100-kilowatt system is expected to generate 142-megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity per year. Council’s Director Communities and Place, Mr Geoff King, said that this latest install has both environmental and financial benefits. “The electricity generated will...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...