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Responding to the climate emergency

We have committed to urgent action to respond to climate change. 

We provide services to residents and businesses to achieve a safe, healthy and resilient Moreland. You can see the actions we are taking as a Council on our Our sustainability story page.

You can see the latest news about our services and initiatives responding to the climate emergency on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

You can also get updates on projects, profiles of local environmental heroes, and more by signing up to our monthly Eco eNewsletter on our Zero Carbon Moreland website. Subscribers also get invitations to events and updates on key initiatives.

Install solar panels

Join thousands of Moreland households making the shift to renewables for a clean energy future. Installing a solar system is a great way to reduce your energy bills.

We have partnered with a reputable supplier, Solar Savers, to help residents install solar. Solar Savers will support you all the way through the process. They also offer advice about government discounts.

For residents that are on a low income, Council could pay up to $3,000 towards the installation of the solar panels on your home.

You can find out more on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

Reduce your home's energy bills

We have partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) to bring you free home energy advice. Everyone who lives in Moreland can use these over-the-phone consultations.

AEF's experts can help you to reduce your energy bill. They can also give you advice on how to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

You can find out more on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

Join a local group

There are many environmental and climate change organisations at work in Moreland. These groups look at things like caring for our local creeks, managing community gardens, creating environmental education opportunities, advocating for climate action, and more.

You can find a list of local organisations on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

Use environmentally friendly transport

Riding your bike, walking or catching public transport helps to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions. We also have electric vehicle charging stations across Moreland which are free to use and powered by renewable energy.

You can find out different ways you can adopt active or zero emissions transport on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

Reduce waste

You can find advice and Council initiatives that will help you move toward zero waste on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

This includes information about:

  • avoiding waste
  • joining a composting community
  • using food waste collection services
  • using waste and recycling services
  • finding opportunities to repair, reuse, borrow and swap items
  • joining Sharewaste or finding a compost hub
  • running a litter collection event
  • becoming a plastic wise sports club
  • accessing subsidies for schools and early learning centres

You can find out more about each of these areas on our Zero Carbon Moreland website.

Reduce your business's energy bills 

We can help you improve to reduce your energy bills and carbon emissions  at your business or organisation. We have partnered with EnviroGroup to provide businesses and community groups with dedicated energy upgrade support.

These upgrades may include:

  • an energy assessment of your business or organisation
  • solar system
  • battery storage
  • insulation
  • draught proofing
  • reverse-cycle air conditioners for cooling and heating
  • hot water services

We also have the option of Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) for businesses that want to make building upgrades. This is a long term, low interest loan to upgrade a building. The loan is administered by your Council.

You can find out more on our Making your business sustainable page.