Shape Hume’s environment: join Sustainability Taskforce

People who would like to shape Hume’s environmental programs are now welcome to nominate for Council’s Sustainability Taskforce.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said the taskforce enabled people to have a real say in projects that protect the environment.

“We run a very extensive variety of activities which aim to conserve our waterways, grasslands and woodlands,” Cr Atmaca said.

“Council also coordinates initiatives which tackle crucial issues like pollution, waste, energy and transport.

“Our Sustainability Taskforce helps Council to hear first-hand from people who live, work and study in Hume about issues which need attention, and activities that can make a tangible difference.

“We know that many residents in Hume care passionately for the environment, and want it nurtured for the generations which will come after us.

“Everyone is responsible when it comes to the land we live on and the air we breathe, and our Sustainability Taskforce offers a way for people to work together and support the environment.”

The Sustainability Taskforce meets four times each year on the second Tuesday evening of February, May, August, and November.

Anyone can apply to join the taskforce, and Council is particularly keen to hear from rural residents, young people, and representatives of environmental groups, local businesses, developers, educational organisations, and health and wellbeing associations.

Cr Atmaca said the Sustainability Taskforce would help Council to motivate interest in activities that benefit the environment.

“The members of the taskforce support our planting days and other events that aim to assist Hume’s parks and waterways,” he said.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from people who may be involved in organisations that run their own environmental activities, so that Council can support these initiatives too.

“The taskforce is a terrific opportunity for people to influence a significant number of projects which aim to develop a more sustainable Hume.”

Council runs events throughout the year which help residents to improve their own environment, and coordinates the award-winning Enviro Champions program, which assists local people to promote and deliver their own projects that enhance the environment.

Nominations for Hume City Council’s Sustainability Taskforce will be accepted until Sunday 20 September 2015.

People can find out more and download a nomination form here.

Alternatively, call the Sustainable Environment department at Hume City Council on 9205 2200.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 27 August 2015

Updated : 9:32 AM, 27 August 2015

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