Tag: Local Government

New guide – How to grow an urban forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest

How to Grow an Urban Forest is a ten-step guide to help councils plan for and develop healthy urban forests to create liveable and climate resilient cities and towns. The guide is the first major outcome from the long range

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Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce emissions? This book chapter explores these decisions in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Green Army Round 3 applications open and Round 2 projects announced

Green Army

Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Green Army Program, and close on 17 March 2015. Community organisations, environment groups, Indigenous organisations, local councils and others are encouraged to apply for projects in their region. The approved projects

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Report of the 2014 Cities and Subnational Governments Biodiversity Summit released

Biodiversity Summit For Cities & Subnational Governments 2014: Report

Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) – Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) have released the report of the 2014 Cities and Subnational Governments Biodiversity Summit. The Summit was held in the Republic of Korea in parallel to the 12th meeting of the Conference

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Guidelines for rural and urban partners to carry out volunteer tree planting projects in rural areas

Guidelines for rural and urban partners to carry out volunteer tree planting projects in rural areas

The Guidelines for rural and urban partners to carry out volunteer tree planting projects in rural areas have been produced as an outcome of the successful “Building Bridges to Boorowa” program (this program is discussed in the North Shore care in

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Input sought into Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Program framework

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard Foundation “Reward for Results” approach has channelled significant investment into 1000 low carbon development projects. By 6 February 2015, input is sought into the framework for the Gold Standard Sustainable Cities Program, through which cities can develop,

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Let’s make Parramatta River swimmable again

Let's make Parramatta River swimmable again

The upper and mid reaches of Sydney’s iconic Parramatta River, which feeds Sydney Harbour, have become too polluted for swimming and other activities to continue. A new initiative aims to make the whole river swimmable again by 2025.

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Where Are All The Trees? An analysis of tree canopy cover in urban Australia

Research carried out by the University of Technology, Sydney on behalf of 202020 Vision has analysed tree canopy cover in Australia’s most urban, dense, local government areas (LGAs), finding that urban green space throughout Australia is in decline. Hobart, Brisbane

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Redlands2030.net

Redlands2030.net is an independent community network for residents of Redlands City in South East Queensland to remain informed and to discuss the future for the Redlands. The network advocates for community-based planning where there is community involvement through genuine consultation

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Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Compost Leadership Awards

Do you have an organic recycling story to tell or know of a great project? Nominate your local Council, your own business, or a person you believe has been outstanding in the industry for the 2014 AORA Leadership Awards. Nominations

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