Thursday, July 17, 2008

Further steps to reduce the Market's environmental impact

South Melbourne Market is the Council's biggest energy and water user. Village Green and South East Water are working with individual stallholders to identify ways to reduce water, energy and waste. The programme is funded by Sustainability Victoria and the council.

The Market is also about to move to energy efficient lighting. The changeover will cost about $35,000 with a predicted greenhouse gas emission saving of 43 tonnes next year.

I will see that the council's meets its energy and water reduction targets and reports to the community on them.