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Council is pushing for change

Council has:

  • Written to the New South Wales Government advocating for a ban on single-use plastic bags.
  • Written to and encouraged other stakeholders such as other councils and community groups and chambers of commerce to advocate for a ban on single-use plastic bags.
  • Continues to assist and educate local businesses and the community to reduce the use of disposable plastic items.
  • Continues to promote the positive steps being taken in the community to reduce the use of single use plastic bags

Council is in the process of Formalising a policy to ensure that all Council activities and events on Council land seek to eliminate the use of disposable plastic items.

There are many ways you can get involved to help protect the beautiful natural environment we enjoy in Eurobodalla.

Volunteer to help

Marine Debris Working Group

Marine Debris Working Group explores ways to reduce marine debris, especially plastic items that threaten the marine environment. It's easy to participate, you can add the debris you collect onto the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.

Landcare

Landcare volunteers protect natural areas through planting, weeding, litter collection, education events and other environmental activities. Anyone who wants to address environmental issues in their local area can be a Landcare volunteer; from kids to retirees, surfers to farmers, business owners and students.

Protect sea life and shore birds from fishing tackle debris

Council has installed fishing tackle recovery bins around our waterways to help reduce the impact on wildlife of discarded fishing gear.

Indian Myna Control Program

Indian Mynas are not afraid of humans and live in flocks to overrun and defend their territory against native species. They take over nesting hollows from native birds, kill chicks and destroy eggs. Since 2009, volunteers and Council have been working together to control Indian Mynas.

Make sustainable choices

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags - community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.  Find out how to get involved.

Plastic free July

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Find out more.

#BanTheBag in NSW

Join the fight for a ban on single-use plastic bags by signing the #BanTheBag petition, established by The Project and Clean Up Australia.  Sign the petition.

Choose tap water

By choosing to drink tap or tank water over bottled water, you can help the environment and save money.

You can fill up your drink bottle at our water refill stations at Moruya's Riverside Park, and Rotary Park at Narooma. They have wheelchair accessible bubblers and taps, and a pet drinking bowl.

No Butts in the Eurobodalla

Cigarette butts are Australia's most littered item and cause serious harm to birds and aquatic animals.

Council's environmental education programs

Environmental education calendar

Pick up your copy of the 2016 calendar, available at Council's three libraries, the customer service centre in Moruya and visitor information centres.

The calendar features artwork from local students. Each year, students from Eurobodalla's 11 primary school students research a theme and create slogans and illustrations to support the environmental message.

Sustainability education programs

Sustainability is a skill for life and it's never too late to learn something new that will help you, your hip pocket and the environment!

Check out our programs below.  For dates and locations for community workshops visit our What's on calendar.

  • Sustainable Preschools: Our planet's future caretakers can get hands on with sustainability in a Dirt Girl World, 10 step program that our Waste Services has provided to our childcare centres.
  • Sustainable Primary Schools: Our schools are learning how to save water with our hands-on Water Audit program and a range of other water and waste education programs include Enviromentors, Tapstars, Water Audit Kits, Compost Kids and Waste Audits.
  • Sustainable Secondary Schools: We can arrange excursions to any of our Water Treatment or Sewage Treatment plants for students to see how our resources are managed. We also provide information to suit the curriculum for science, maths, geography and human society and its environment as well.
  • Sustainable Community: We provide presentations and workshops to service clubs and groups on saving water, waste minimisation, energy efficiency and composting.