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During our consultation and planning for the Climate Action Plan, we received many ideas and suggestions from the Boroondara community, Council staff and technical experts.

Not all of these ideas could make it into the plan. We have included some, but others:

  • need more investigation and planning
  • have been tried before
  • are being tried by other Councils
  • aren’t a priority for us right now.
A woman next to 2 beehives

    Whether these suggestions can be actioned or not, they are all worth recording for us to consider in the future.

    • Adapt infrastructure to climate change
    • Backyard chickens
    • Buying from bulk food shops
    • Buying second-hand
    • Clean up our local waterways
    • Councillors and Council staff should use sustainable transport
    • Declare a climate emergency
    • Divest from fossil fuels
    • Dog poo composting
    • Efficient glazing
    • Energy efficient public lighting
    • Expand FOGO
    • Get rid of all plastic bags
    • Growing our own fruit and vegetables
    • Household batteries
    • Increase permeable surfaces
    • Keep cats inside at night
    • LED lighting
    • Less fast fashion
    • More community gardens
    • More focus on good building design
    • More nesting boxes for biodiversity
    • More sharing, possibly sharing cafes
    • More sustainable planning and building controls
    • Plant appropriate trees for the location
    • Plant native gardens
    • Promote Clean Up Australia Day
    • Reduce air travel
    • Reduce chemical and other pollution
    • Reduce concrete use
    • Reduce meat consumption
    • Reduce the use of gas
    • Repair broken items
    • Simplify recycling
    • Support a container deposit scheme
    • Support bees and insects
    • Support cycling
    • Support edible plants on nature strips
    • Support for apartment dwellers
    • Support for renters
    • Support schools and students
    • Undertake cost benefit analysis before making decisions
    • Use more renewable energy
    • Using grey water
    • Worm farms and home composting