(L to R) Tumut Tree Day rainwater tank competition winners (Steve and Sherise Jory of Adelong NSW) and Steve Horsley, Regional Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Local councils can now apply for up to $5,000 to promote the NSW Climate Change Fund rebates.
The Local Promotion Program aims to tap into councils’ strong communication links with residents and support existing sustainable living programs with extra promotional funding. To date, the Program has supported 10 local government activities. They include:
- Eurobodalla Shire Council
To run a workshop program for community groups and local clubs to promote sustainable living, being launched at the Moruya Jazz Festival Sustainable Living Expo on Saturday, 18 October, 2008
- City of Sydney
To help build an interactive educational sustainable house for the Live Green 2008 event and include rebate information for visitors
- Tumut Shire Council
To provide a rainwater tank and household connection competition prize for the annual Tumut Tree Day event on 26 July, 2008 and run promotional community radio and print advertisements for the month. The event also included rebate-related energy saving product displays by local businesses.
Ken Fletcher from Tumut Shire Council said that from an environmental awareness perspective, the Tree Day was great and significantly bigger than last year.
"The introduction of business displays and the provision of rebate information to residents, along with free trees and shrubs broadened the focus of the event," Mr Fletcher said.
Residential rebates are available for rainwater tanks, ceiling insulation and enviro-friendly hot water systems and washing machines.
Download your Residential Rebate Program brochure (PDF, 294kb) now.
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