A series of sustainability workshops, funded by the NSW Government's Environmental Trust, focussing on ecologically sustainable practices has provided knowledge, skills and support for councils to take a leadership role in the sustainable future of their communities.
The general and intensive workshops on sustainability have been held by the NSW Local Government and Shires Associations.
Seven general regional workshops showcasing sustainable practices occurring in each individual local area, were attended by 140 council staff.
Four more intensive workshops saw 472 representatives from the Ashfield, Taree, Gloucester, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Ashfield, Great Lakes, Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla local councils adopt a sustainability lens to take an in-depth look at their council's operations, and to plan a six month timetable for making sustainability improvements.
Participants reported gaining a better understanding of the importance of ecological sustainability, and the knowledge to utilise and conserve resources more effectively. Feedback also indicated that attendees left the workshops with a greater understanding of the important role local government plays in promoting and facilitating ecological sustainability.
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