Join ACT Climate Change Council

first_imgJoin ACT Climate Change Council Applications are now open for new members to join the ACT Climate Change Council.Minister for Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury is encouraging experts in the fields of zero emissions transport and public health to apply to join the ACT Climate Change Council (the Council).The Council advises the ACT Government on the ambitious program to make the ACT resilient to the effects of climate change and to reduce our emissions to net zero by 2045.“The ACT Government is a world leader when it comes to taking climate action and the advice we receive from the ACT Climate Change Council helps us build resilience and find the best path towards net zero emissions,” Minister Rattenbury said.“The Council includes members from across the ACT community, business and industry sectors. This brings diverse skills and perspectives which is crucial as we all work together to find solutions.“We are particularly interested in applications from people with expertise in transport planning and public health.“This is because the transport sector contributes to approximately 60% of the ACT’s emissions, and we have also seen how climate change can vastly affect our community’s health, particularly through what our community experienced during the 2019-20 bushfire season.”You can find more information on the desired skills and details on how to apply on the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development website. Applications close 2 June 2021.Quotes attributable to Professor Penny Sackett, Chair of the ACT Climate Change Council:“The role of the ACT Climate Change Council becomes more and more vital every year, as the need to act on climate change becomes more urgent, and the advantages of doing so become more apparent. Council’s effectiveness has derived from the diverse skill set of its members and its strength from direct reporting to the Minister as an independent statutory body.“I urge you to consider how you can add to that diverse skill set by applying to join the Council as it provides leadership to assist in shaping a healthy, sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for the ACT.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Australia, climate change, community, environment, Government, industry, leadership, Minister, planning, Professor, public health, resilience, sustainable, Transport, zero-emissionlast_img read more

Volunteers needed to help clean up Farmington Hills park

first_imgHelp keep Heritage Park in Farmington Hills beautiful by participating in the last volunteer day of the summer, held Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.Hosted by the Farmington Hills Nature Center, the monthly Volunteer Days have volunteers removing invasive plants, collecting seeds, planting native trees and wildflowers, and helping to maintain the trails and the Nature Center building.All ages and skill levels are welcome. No advanced registration is required, just show up at the Nature Center.For more specific information about the day’s activities, call the Nature Center at 248-477-1135. Volunteer groups of ten or more should call ahead. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more