Kingborough Council is committed to assisting the community in reducing its carbon footprint and saving money. This plays a small part in the global fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hopefully slow the impacts of climate change. It also makes economic sense with escalating power and fuels costs.
Home Energy Audit Toolkits (HEAT)
Council has a number of HEAT kits that are available for the community to use on loan. These kits enable householders to investigate their energy usage and then decide on practical ways to reduce the bill. The kits contain equipment and information sheets to assist in this process. For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service staff.
Take it Home
This program is targeted at primary and secondary school students and their families/carers to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, improve the comfort levels and liveability of their homes and their schools. The project is a collaboration between Kingborough and Hobart City Councils and aims to assist with the development of primary and secondary curriculum based materials for use with HEAT kits. Kingston High School and Snug Primary School are currently piloting the curriculum materials.
Sustainable Living in Kingborough (SLiK)
Sustainable Living in Kingborough (SLiK) was formed with the purpose of creating a community where people can live simply, share skills and resources, foster social networks and find ways to reduce their impact on the environment.
SLiK has groups with interests in:
- Growing and sourcing locally grown food;
- Energy efficiency;
- Sharing skills; and
- Sustainable transport.
SLiK has been involved in a number of local projects including the annual Love Living Locally event in Kingston; quarterly FEAST (Families Eating and Sharing Together) events; monthly produce exchanges at Kingston Community Garden; local guest speakers; bulk purchase of solar hot water systems and photovoltaics. For more information http://www.slikinfo.org/