City of Canning puts focus on renewables, offers incentives to residents

(Back) City of Canning's Paul Nuckley, Jake Mincherton, Josh Groundwater, Mayor Paul Ng, Sam Mitchell, Just Start It's Steve Wiser, John Hayes. (Front) Reece Markham, Josh Flematti, James Pengels, Thomas Pham and Ben Samuel.
(Back) City of Canning's Paul Nuckley, Jake Mincherton, Josh Groundwater, Mayor Paul Ng, Sam Mitchell, Just Start It's Steve Wiser, John Hayes. (Front) Reece Markham, Josh Flematti, James Pengels, Thomas Pham and Ben Samuel.

THE City of Canning will encourage others to focus on renewable energy after making a series of climate pledges when they signed up to the Cities Power Partnership.

It will power its own operations with an increasing focus on renewables, and roll out energy efficient lighting throughout the city.

Mayor Paul Ng said there was a big appetite in the Canning community for renewable energy, and the city had offered incentives and policy measures to help local businesses and residents cut power costs.

Clean and low-emission vehicles will also be introduced to the city’s fleet.

“We’re proud to be making our climate pledges as part of the Cities Power Partnership, and to be working with our community to put them into action,” Mr Ng said.

The City of Canning is one of the founding members of the Cities Power Partnership, a coalition of local governments across Australia tackling climate change where participating councils make five pledges to limit their local climate impact.

All residents in the City of Canning are eligible to receive discounts on sustainable purchases such as solar energy and battery storage, pool covers, insulation paint and soil improvement through the City’s involvement in Rewards for Residents, delivered by Switch Your Thinking.

Discounts are available on compost bins, worm farms, rainwater tanks, energy and water audits and electric bike accessories.

See the full list of discounts available at https://www.switchyourthinking.com.

High school students also worked with the City of Canning’s waste services team to come up with tech-based solutions to local waste issues.

To develop their app concepts, the students visited the city for a rundown on truck and waste operations then took to Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre to ask residents their ideas for waste solutions.

The St Norbert’s, Seton College and Servite College students will return to the City of Canning on February 5 to pitch their ideas to a panel of staff.

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