The definition of sustainability can be broadly described as:
"Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
To reach this goal we may try :
reducing consumption of resources such as water and energy;
applying better building practices to reduce energy waste;
utilising more fuel efficient engines in vehicles;
encourage greater use of more sustainable transport nodes; walking, cycling, public transport;
increasing recycling of waste and purchasing items made from recycled materials; and
protect our biodiversity.
In other words, taking care of the planet while we're here and ensuring that we hand it on to our children in good shape.
Cambridge employs a Sustainability Officer and a TravelSmart Officer to assist the Town and residents to achieve an understanding of living sustainably. It's easy to get involved. There are many ways you can make small changes that will benefit the future and often have fun doing it.
The Rewards for Residents project assists residents and businesses in Cambridge who may be elligible for rebates for solar PV systems (solar energy), solar hot water systems, roof and wall insulation paint, window tinting, rainwater tanks and pool covers from program partners.
The Sustainability Living Guide provides a wealth of information and useful tips about daily living practices that can be modified to help the environment today and in the future. Small changes make a difference.
Sustainable Schools Network is a project working with schools to help teachers engage our youth about sustainability topics. Small grants are available to interested schools.
Sustainable Spring celebrates all things sustainable! This sections shows the month's event calendar and information on how you get involved.
The Local Native Plant Subsidy Scheme provides residents with subsidised native seedlings to create a waterwise verge and garden. Implementing native gardens in the local community help to increase biodiversity across the region.
Contact us if you would like to discuss how you can get involved.
Last Updated: 20/02/2013