Silver for council’s CO2 effort
BUNDABERG Regional Council's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint has paid off, with positive results on its annual environmental scorecard.
The council subscribes to Planet Footprint, an organisation which provides independent reporting of internal environmental performance in relation to electricity, fuel, gas and water consumption.
Planet Footprint formally recognises councils that actively aim to improve their operations and rates them as gold, silver or bronze standard.
Council health and regulatory services spokesman Wayne Honor said the council was recently advised it had been awarded silver standard.
"This is a good achievement and provides strong motivation to strive to achieve gold standard," Cr Honor said.
"We are gaining considerable momentum by implementing targeted programs to reduce our overall carbon footprint."
He said the result would be promoted nationally and internationally through Planet Footprint's network.
The criteria used for the assessment is based on seven organisational characteristics considered critical to making councils more environmentally sustainable.
Planet Footprint has almost 200 local governments that subscribe to the service.
Of these, 26 councils were awarded gold standard and 25 were awarded silver standard, while 66 received bronze.