We want to work with our community to set a whole of City GHG Emissions Reduction Target and develop a Community GHG Emissions Reduction Action Plan by the end of 2023. We hope that our community can lead this project with their ambition and drive to take action on climate change.

Council-led and community-led action

Council has been working on climate adaptation and mitigation strategies and implementing these into our everyday at the City of Charles Sturt.

This Community GHG Emissions Reduction Project aligns with our strategic plans and pledges:

Following our Climate Emergency declaration in 2019, we joined Cities Power Partnership and developed Net Zero: Our Map to Net Zero Corporate Emissions 2020-2025. Net Zero is our plan to achieve zero corporate emissions by 2025 and we’re proud to say, we’re well on our way to achieving it.

Through our Community Plan we are committed to supporting our residents, businesses, community groups and others reduce emissions. There are many services, strategies and projects that our community participate in and access that enable greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced.

Both Council-led and community-led initiatives are necessary to make a difference.

Below is a summary of of what we mean by Council and community-led initiatives.

Please participate in this important project

Through our 2021 Community Survey, over 77% of our community told us that “Taking action on climate change is important to me personally”. We also know from our recent Business Survey, that our business community are looking for "ways to become more environmentally friendly".

Here are FOUR ways you can help us:

  1. Complete our online survey by Wednesday 24 August 2022. At the end of the survey there is opportunity for you to tell us if you are interested in assisting Council with the drafting of the community GHG emissions reduction target and action plan.
  2. Have a chat with Zoe Smith about your ideas for reducing emissions- Zoe is managing this project and she will be based at various places in our community over the coming months. For details of when and where you can drop by and chat with Zoe, go to "Join our Community Conversations".
  3. Follow this page and you will then automatically receive project updates on this project.
  4. Share this page with your friends and family and encourage them to complete our online survey.

*If you would prefer to complete a hardcopy survey please contact Zoe Smith at or 8408 1111, and we will email or post a survey form to you.

A few examples of community action