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The City of Marion is committed to taking climate action to reduce the impact of climate change locally and globally.
Just some of the ways we can tackle climate change include improving energy efficiency, the use of renewable energies, reducing carbon emissions, planting trees, and efficient waste and water management.
When you see the following City of Marion Climate Action icons, you can be assured it’s just another way that the City of Marion are taking action against climate change.
The City of Marion explores new ways to address the global issue of climate change and cool our urban environment. Some of the actions being taken to achieve this include greening our urban environment through increased tree planting in our streets and reserves and supporting our community to green their verges and protect large trees in their yards. Volunteers across council also have an important role to play. We support 15 Bush for Life and Friends groups and 4 established community garden groups who help to green our city.
The City of Marion has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 for its operations. Some of the actions in place to achieve this target include reducing carbon emissions by installing solar panels on our buildings, using renewable energy, changing street and public lighting to more efficient LED globes, and transitioning our fleet to electric vehicles. We support community education initiatives that focus on increasing energy efficiency and shifting to renewable energy.
The City of Marion is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and supporting a circular economy. Some of the actions include a city-wide kitchen caddy roll-out and accessibility to compostable bags for food waste, waste audits of our kerbside 3-bin system, and education campaigns to increase participation in recycling by our community. We are also partnering with neighbouring councils to process recyclables locally at the Southern Materials Recovery Facility.
The City of Marion are dedicated to protecting our coastline and watercourses and using reclaimed water for irrigation of our parks and reserves. Some of the actions include reducing stormwater run-off through use of water sensitive urban design (WSUD), conserving water in our buildings and facilities, and using recycled water for irrigating our parks and reserves. We are also actively monitoring changes to our coastline and encourage our community to help with this through the CoastSnap initiative.
The City of Marion proactively seeks to work with others reduce our impact on the environment. Partnership programs such as Resilient South coordinate the planning and delivery of climate actions across southern Adelaide. A Nature Education Officer funded by Green Adelaide works with schools and young people on various environmental initiatives, and we continue to educate and encourage our community to come together and take action themselves.