Tagged: Sustainability

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...

Council and Endeavour Energy roll out street light upgrade

January 10, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council and Endeavour Energy have joined together on a program to replace the Shire’s outdated street lights with energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) fittings. The replacement program is one of the first such joint-projects between Endeavour Energy and a Local Government Authority in NSW. Council’s Environment and Health Systems Coordinator, Therese Smart said...

Swimming in sunshine at the Moss Vale Aquatic Centre

June 2, 2017Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council has this week commissioned its largest ever solar renewable energy project at the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre. The commissioning follows a two week installation of a 344 solar panel roof-mounted system at the Aquatic Centre. The electricity generated by the 100 kilowatt solar system will be used to supplement the...