12 (Sustainable) Days of Christmas!

November 24, 2023Posted in: Environment
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The Christmas traditions we love can sometimes have a less than joyful impact on our environment. To help you usher in a greener holiday season, we’ve come up with tips for 12 Sustainable Days of Christmas. And we hope this way of thinking will catch-on even quicker than the carol we’ve taken inspiration from does...

Community battery trial for East Bowral

October 27, 2023Posted in: Environment
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Exciting things are happening for residents of East Bowral. On 16 October, Southern Highlands’ first community battery began installation by Endeavour Energy.  Set up as one of a number of trial community batteries nationally it is the first step towards providing larger more effective batteries in the future. Council has been working with Endeavor Energy...

Stay safe! Keep batteries out of your bin.

September 22, 2023Posted in: Community, Environment, Waste

Did you know batteries, and especially the lithium-ion variety in appliances, electronics and vapes, can cause fires when incorrectly disposed of? For your safety, don’t drop batteries in your bin. Drop them to Council’s Resource Recovery Centre or your local community Battery Collection Program, and switch to using rechargeable batteries wherever possible. They have a...

Pilot cultural burn in Gibbergunyah Reserve

September 8, 2023Posted in: Community, Environment

Pictures of attendees at the cultural burn pilot

Wingecarribee’s Aboriginal community had an exciting opportunity to take part in a cultural burn within Gibbergunyah Reserve last weekend. The burn was conducted by Gundungurra Traditional Owners and our First Nations community in partnership with Yarrabin Cultural Connections Fire Practitioner Den Barber and his team, also supported by the NSW RFS and Wingecarribee Shire Council....

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