Orange City Council defines ecologically sustainable development as ‘using, conserving and enhancing the community’s resources so that ecological processes, on which life depends, are maintained and the total quality of life, now and in the future, can be increased’.
Creating a sustainable environment is one of Orange City Council's key charters. This includes properly managing development in the region, protecting our wealth of natural and built resources, restoring, enhancing and conserving the environment of the entire region. This is done in a manner which is consistent with, and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
Orange is home to a number of sustainable community groups who welcome new membership.
In Orange a number of sustainable living community groups and initiatives have been developed over the years. In 2011 The Rotary Club of Orange partnered with TAFE Western’s Green Skills Trade Education Centre, the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange (ECCO) and Orange City Council to run its second Sustainable Living Week. A number of education and community activities ran across the region during September. These provided an opportunity for individuals, businesses and the wider community to learn practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably, both at home and in the workplace. The date for 2012 for a week of activities is 8 to 16 September. This year will see the Orange Farmers Markets, Netwaste and Taste Orange becoming involved.
The current developments highlight the long-term vision of the region with regards to sustainable living in our region. To discover more about future plans and initiatives in the Orange area please visit Orange City Council.