Getting around in a Shire as large as Wingecarribee can be challenging and most times the easiest option is just to hop in the car and drive.
23% of the Shire’s total emissions are estimated to come from vehicle transport. By choosing to plan ahead and opting for walking, cycling, carpooling or taking public transport you can help to reduce this number.
Additionally, by looking to choose electric for your next car or bike, and coupling this with renewable energy, we can further reduce the emissions from combustion engines.
We understand the transition to an electric or hybrid car may not be an option right now for everyone. However, if you are considering a new car, please have a look at the website below called the Green Vehicle Guide. It is a government car comparison website which has comprehensive information on all vehicle emissions. You can select the details for your current car and find a satisfactory car which will be better for our environment.
For more information on how you can choose to move around more sustainably please see below:
Green Vehicle Guide
The month of May encompasses the Nationwide Walk Safety To School Day. On the 20th of May Schools across Australia participated in this important event. Walking to school has benefits with regards to health through physical activity, reducing emissions from vehicles and also increased road awareness, by teaching children safe ways to walk to school.
Giving children the skills to walk to school safety, not only has the above benefits, but has a flow on effect on their mental health, trusting them (when age appropriate) to walk to school safely can build self-esteem and give them a sense of independence.
This year many of our schools across the Southern Highlands participated. Some schools held an information session indoors, where an outdoor session was not possible, or deemed unsafe. Some schools were able to be involved in a walk to school activity in a supervised and safe environment.
We aim to build on the local awareness and importance placed on the benefits of walking and road safety for the children of the shire.
Walk Safely to School Day