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Living Smart Homes Project underway in Noosa

April 09, 2008

The Living Smart Homes Program in Noosa Shire (Australia) is a community-based pilot project that enables citizens to live more sustainably.

By visiting the website (www.livingsmartnoosa.com), individual households are to complete the four household sustainability modules in Energy, Water, Transport and Waste.   

As each module is completed, a sustainability leaf that corresponds to that module will be sent out. These leaves are to be attached to a sign provided to be displayed on front lawns, illustrating that action is being taken to combat climate change. 

In each of the four sustainability modules on this website is information, activities, games and calculators, all designed to help in the completion of the modules.

Noosa Shire Council is part of the newly formed Sunshine Coast Regional Council.  The state of Queensland recently had amalgamations for its local councils, and the councils of Noosa, Maroochy, and Caloundra City amalgamated to form the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.  For more information on the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, please go to www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

More and more cities are facing the need to mitigate climate change while already adapting to the changes brought about by climate change.  ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection® (CCP) Campaign is an innovative international campaign that helps local government and their communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the environment.   And now, the CCP Campaign is launching the Adaptation Initiative, building capacity for climate change impacts at the local level.  For more information, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.

Noosa is one of 111 local governments in Australia that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please visit the ICLEI Oceania Secretariat at www.iclei.org/oceania.

Source:  Noosa City Council website at www.noosa.qld.gov.au/ServicesFacilities/EnvironmentalServices/ClimateChange.shtml.