Shire of Augusta Margaret River Sustainable Development Officer, Katie Biggs has been announced as a finalist in the Cities Power Partnership’s fifth annual National Climate Awards, which recognise the work of local governments paving the way to a zero-carbon future.
Katie has delivered strong local climate action to support the implementation of the Shire’s Climate Action Plan including sustainability education, renewable energy projects, net zero buildings, urban greening, electric vehicles and street lighting upgrades.
Katie has been a champion for climate action beyond the boundaries of the Shire working with local, state and federal governments advocating for greater climate ambition across Australia.
The awards are a great opportunity to showcase the Shire’s successes but also learn from other local governments to identify future opportunities for action.
A recent focus of the Shire’s work has been bulk purchase of green power together with other local governments which has created significant cost savings.
Bulk purchase of electric fleet vehicles and changing streetlights to energy saving LEDs are earmarked for attention this year.
The winners will be announced at the Cities Power Partnership’s Climate Summit for Local Government 2023 on Thursday 7 September in Melbourne.
The Climate Summit is the premier climate and energy event for local government leaders in Australia.
It will explore opportunities in clean transport, clean energy transformation, climate risk, building resilience and adapting to climate change, and working together for greater impact.
For more information visit https://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/cppsummit-2023
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