Launched in 2007, the Act Now website was the Western Australian Government’s web portal for sustainable living, designed to give practical examples on living sustainably for a greener future. The site focussed on 7 key areas:
Water Australia continues to experience severe drought. To combat this, the State Government is building water desalination plants, powered by renewable energy, and a water recycling plant for industry.
Green energy describes environmentally friendly sources of power and energy. Typically, this refers to renewable and non-polluting energy sources. The State Government is leading by example on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. By 2010 the public sector will be buying at least 20% of its energy from renewable sources.
Making a few thoughtful choices each day can dramatically reduce your household’s impact on the environment.
Biodiversity is the variety among and within living things (plants and animals) and the ecological systems where they live. Protecting and keeping variety in the natural world is important. In Western Australia’s unique biodiversity hotspots, thousands of species could be lost due to climate change.
The State Government is almost doubling the length of Perth’s rail system - taking around 25,000 cars off our roads every day. Of course, public transport is only one way to leave the car at home. Cycling has also been getting easier, with over 360 kilometres of new cycleways around WA.
The choices you make when shopping can make a big difference to the environment. Usually, these actions also help you conserve your shopping dollars! There are a number of reliable green labelling schemes, covering food, timber, clothing, appliances and much more.
Reducing what we use reduces the need to dig up new raw materials, which often damages the surrounding environment. Recycling also helps control waste disposal problems and saves energy. Our waste reduction and recycling activities can make a difference. To find out what actions you can take to recycle, click on the links below.
View some videos about the campaign (hosted on youtube):
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