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Living Mosman State of the Environment Report 2011–12

Engagement & Education For Sustainability

Engaging and educating the Mosman community about sustainability is key to reducing our ecological footprint. Council uses diverse methods to spread the word about sustainability including workshops, events, campaigns, letter box drops, Council’s website, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters, local papers and by providing volunteer opportunities for residents.

In Council’s most recent Community Environmental Survey residents were asked the key reasons they did not get more involved in local initiatives such as restoring bushland and protecting wildlife. 45 per cent of people indicated it was due to lack of time; while 34 per cent indicated there was “no reason in particular”. Encouraging more people to get involved in sustainability initiatives is a key challenge the Council is addressing.

Objectives MOSPLAN has identified the following objectives in relation to education and engagement for sustainability. • Foster long-lasting sustainable behaviours by building the capacity of the Mosman community through effective and integrated engagement and education; • Build the capacity of Mosman Council to apply and integrate the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) in Council decision-making, policy, planning, operations and service delivery.

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State of the Environment Report 2011/12  

The State of the Environment report gives an insight into all aspects of the natural and cultural environment in Mosman and its region: the...