Community Climate Action

Everyone in the Alpine Shire community has a role to play in reducing carbon emissions and helping to ensure the local community can adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.  

Climate Emergency

On 9 November 2021, Council declared a Climate Emergency. 

A climate emergency declaration is a call for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming.

Across the Alpine Shire we are witnessing the effects of climate change, with:

  • Larger, more intense, and more frequent bushfires.
  • Shortened natural snow seasons, higher snow line and less accumulated snow. 
  • Longer and more intense drought, the Millenium Drought 1996 – 2010.
  • Extreme rainfall events, flash flooding and summer flooding.

The changes that we are already experiencing have critical repercussions on living, work and play in the Alpine Shire.

Agriculture, horticulture, businesses, residents, visitors, flora, fauna and ecological systems are all affected. 

Community Climate Action Roadmap

As part of the Climate Emergency declaration, we have committed resources to developing a roadmap for Community Climate Action.  

The objective of the roadmap is to inform the future development of a Community Climate Action Plan, which will support the community to reduce its emissions and adapt to a changing climate. 

Upcoming engagement activities

Come down and chat all things Community Climate Action at a pop up near you! 

> Saturday 20 May 2023 | Bright's Make it Bake it Grow it Market | 9am – 1pm 

> Saturday 20 May 2023 | Tawonga South (outside Mount Beauty Auto Repairs) | 10am – 12pm  

> Saturday, 27 May 2023 | Jubilee Park, Myrtleford | 8.30am – 12.30pm 

Take the survey!

Have your say on how we better prepare our Alpine communities for a climate conscious future. Take the survey by clicking here

Sharing your thoughts will help to: 

  • Identify climate action opportunity areas and community priorities 

  • Identify challenges and opportunities for community action 

The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. 

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