Council launched the Towards Environmental Leadership (TEL) Program in June 2016. The TEL Program aims to recognise environmental leadership achievements in the Surf Coast Shire, build on them and set directions for the future. The TEL Program is guided by the internationally recognised One Planet Living principles.
The TEL Program budget funds lighthouse projects aligned with priority One Planet Living themes identified each year. The table below captures a snapshot of Council’s current environmental leadership activities.
|One Planet Living Principle||Current activities 2019 (shaded activities are funded through the TEL Program budget)|
|Sustainable Materials||Ongoing requirements for sustainable materials in capital projects|
|Sustainable Transport||Ongoing improvements in Council’s fleet fuel efficiency|
|Local + Sustainable Food||Implementing the Local Food Program|
|Sustainable Water||Conclude environmental leadership review of Council’s water management and scope next steps|
|Land Use + Wildlife||
|Culture + Community||Many activities across Council – work underway to capture environmental leadership highlights|
|Equity + Local Economy||Economic Development Strategy development|
|Health + Happiness||Community Health and Development activities, Recreation + Open Space activities – work underway to capture environmental leadership highlights|
|Umbrella Activities||Strategy refinement, including improved analysis of current challenges, investigating corporate sustainability targets and strengthening reporting mechanisms.|