AlburyCity is committed to implementing a Sustainability and Environment Community Awareness and Education Program.
The Program involves environmental initiatives such as Sustainability Storytime with childcare centres and tree planting days with schools and the community.
Our Place - Riverina and Murray
AlburyCity will be working in partnership with the Murray-Darling Regional Centre of Expertise on the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funded Our Place – Riverina and Murray project.
This project aims to help communities to protect their natural environment and to live more sustainably, and seeks to work with regional partners such as AlburyCity and the Sustainability Advisory Committee to engage with their communities around local environmental issues.
Clean Up Australia Day - March
Every year, Clean Up Australia Day encourages and inspires Australians to clean up their area and help make a difference to their local environment. This years event is happening on Sunday 5 March, 2017.
It is easy to set up your own Clean Up Australia Day for your area, street, local park or piece of bush - just go to http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ or ring 1800 282329.
Our Clean Up Australia Day event is happening at Bonnie Doon Park starting at 9am. It is a family friendly event so we encourage families to participate. Please remember to wear a hat, sunscreen and enclosed shoes, and bring your own sturdy gloves.
Watch this space for updates!
Earth Hour - March 2017
In 2017, WWF is celebrating 10 years of Earth Hour and 10 years of progress on changing climate change. What started as an Aussie grassroots movement has grown into the world’s biggest movement for climate change. During Earth Hour people throughout Australia and around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to represent their concern and commitment to address climate change.
Earth hour is a positive message of hope and action, encouraging us to Go Beyond the Hour and to make a change towards living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Earth Hour 2017 will be on Saturday 25 March from 8.30 -9.30pm.
To find out more about how you can be involved in Earth Hour and to see what others are doing go to https://earthhour.org.au/events/
World Environment Day - June
Chat with members of the AlburyCity Sustainability and Environment team about local environmental and sustainability issues. Details will be available through AlburyCity's What's On page and Ecoportal.
Planet Ark National Tree Day - July
Each year AlburyCity participates in Planet Ark National Tree Day, coordinating hands-on activities for school children and the community to help the environment and re-vegetate our local areas. This years event will be takin gplace on sunday 30 July, see the AlburyCity What's On page for full event details and locations; or visit the Ecoportal. Alternatively you can register your own event with Planet Ark.
Wildflower Walk- September/October
Each year AlburyCity and the Local Land Service host a Wildflower Walk in Nail Can Hill. Come along to learn about the stunning flora right on our doorstep. Details available through AlburyCity's What's On page and Ecoportal.
AlburyCity is currently involved with local schools environmental, sustainability and science programs. Involvement varies depending on the school requirements; however it ranges from participating in annual Environment Days, to involving science students in hands on native seed collection through to germination and re-vegetation.
If your school would like assistance with an environmental topic please contact AlburyCity.
A three year restoration project is being funded by the NSW Environmental Trust restoration and rehabilitation state and local grants program to restore endangered ecological communities on Albury's roadsides.
The project focuses on the roadside reserves of:
- Centaur Road
- Pearsall Street
- Overend Street
- Pannach Lane
- Mudge Street
These roadside corridors provide links from the large, unfragmented habitat of Nail Can Hill Flora & Fauna Reserve, across the Albury Ranges, to the Thurgoona Environmental Lands corridors. Council will be inviting local residents to learn more about the native animals and wildflowers in the area to help protect these endangered communities.