Joining the Climate Clever Neighbourhoods pilot project is a fun and engaging way to connect with your local community, while learning new skills to reduce your energy and waste, improve water efficiency and grow your own food.


Taking action on climate change is up to all of us, and there’s no better place to start than in your own home and community.

The Climate Clever Neighbourhoods Project is a first-of-its-kind pilot research project run by the City of Canning, which provides support to community members living in Canning. Whether you’re a homeowner, renter, living in a house or an apartment, you will be provided with plenty of inspiration, ways to save and opportunities to meet people living nearby, all while reducing your impact on the planet!

Through the project you will be able to track and reduce your energy bills, carbon footprint, waste and water consumption with personalised actions provided through a free subscription to the ClimateClever app. If you’re a green thumb, you’ll be able to connect with other food growers in your area through the Grow it Local network and share food, knowledge and skills with your neighbours.

As part of the pilot project, you will have the opportunity to share your journey during regular dinners, video interviews, and through a private Climate Clever Neighbourhoods Facebook group. You will also have access to regular workshops providing tips and actions to reduce your energy usage and waste, increase your water efficiency and grow your own food.

What do you get?
When you sign up you will receive a Welcome Pack with lots of freebies and tips to help you live more sustainably!

The project will run from September 2021-September 2022 and during that time you will have free access to:
 
  • the Climate Clever Homes app (valued at $30)
  • the Grow it Local program, your local growing community and marketplace
  • practical workshops on a range of sustainability topics
  • a private Climate Clever Neighbourhoods Facebook group where we will share sustainability tips, and you can connect with neighbours and have all your burning sustainability questions answered!
  • a Climate Clever Neighbourhoods newsletter with updates on upcoming events, tips, and stories from your neighbours to keep you inspired!
  • regular community dinners where you can share your stories and food with your neighbours

The project is funded by Lotterywest and is being delivered by the City of Canning in partnership with ClimateClever, Grow it Local, Switch Your Thinking, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Perth NRM Rewild.

Upcoming Events

ReWild Your Garden Workshop - where to start!

Do you want to bring nature into your home? Do you want to design and build a beautiful eye-catching garden that attracst local wildlife?

Join Rewild Perth for a guided workshop on the golden principles of garden design and how to use the online ‘ReWild Perth’ resource to start your ReWilding journey. 
ReWild Perth is an initiative from Perth NRM to ‘Bring Nature Home’ and encourage people to provide native habitat in their gardens, courtyards or balconies.

You will need to bring along a laptop (or ask to borrow one from City of Canning) and some photographs of your garden to complete your first garden audit and receive your personalised ‘Action List.’ And why not take a pledge in front of your community to complete some of your conservation actions.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

To help you get started on your journey to increase biodiversity in your garden you will receive a free seedling* from the City of Canning to take home.

*All seedling varieties are native species (shrubs or ground cover) and attract birds and bees.

Date: Wednesday 20 July 5.30-7.00pm
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre, Cnr Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson
Register online here.

Getting on Board Climate Clever Neighbourhoods

The Climate Clever Neighbourhoods team are providing one-on-one support to help you get signed up to the project and started on your sustainability journey! 

Get support to fill out the baseline survey and sign up to ClimateClever, Grow it Local and Perth NRM Rewild in these 1 hour sessions.

Date: Various
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre, Cnr Kent St & Queens Park Rd, Wilson
Express your interest in attending a session by emailing sustainability@canning.wa.gov.au.

Resources

Climate Change Book List

The Climate Clever Neighbourhoods team have put together a list of books about Climate Change that can be accessed through the City of Canning libraries here.

While reading your book think about how the book helps answer the question: What can we do as individuals to take action on climate change?
 
  • Our final warning: six degree of climate emergency by Mark Lynas (Available at Library)
  • An inconvenient sequel: truth to power: your action handbook to learn the science, find your voice, and help solve the climate crisis by Al Gore (Available at Library)
  • Body count: how climate change is killing us by Paddy Manning (Available at Library)
  • What we need to do now: for a zero carbon society by Chris Goodall (Available at Library)
  • Greta Thunberg: on truth, courage & saving our planet by Greta Thunberg (Available at Library)
  • Atmosphere of Hope by Tim Flannery (Available at Library)
  • Losing Earth: the decade we could have stopped climate change by Nathaniel Rich (Available at Library)
  • Being the change: live well and spark a climate revolution by Peter Kalmus (Available at Library)
  • Our house is on fire: scenes of a family and a planet in crisis by Greta Thunberg (Available at Library)
  • The Future we choose: surviving the climate crisis by Christina Figueres (Available at Library)
  • The climate cure: solving the climate emergency in the era of COVID-19 by Tim Flannery (Available at Library)
  • No one is too small to make a difference by Greta Thunberg (Available at Library)
  • Sunlight and seaweed: an argument for how to feed, power and clean up the world by Tim Flannery (Available at Library)
  • A bright future: how some countries have solved climate change the rest can follow by Joshua Goldstein (Available at Library)
  • Sunburnt country: the history and future of climate change in Australia by Joelle Gergis (Available at the Library)
  • The carbon club: how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia’s climate policy by Marian Wilkinson
  • How to talk about climate change in a way that makes a difference by Rebecca Huntley (Available at the Library)
  • Climate of hope: how cities, businesses and citizens can save the planet by Michael Bloomberg (Available at Library)
  • On Hope by Daisy Jeffrey
  • Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway
  • Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben
  • This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
  • Beyond Climate Grief by Jonica Newby

Want to know more?

Register your interest to participate in the project below and a member of the City of Canning project team will get in touch to help you get started.

Alternatively, you can get in touch by emailing sustainability@canning.wa.gov.au
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