Climate Clever Neighbourhoods pilot project was a designed to enable the local community to connect in fun and engaging ways, while learning new skills to reduce energy and waste, improve water efficiency, grow food and increase biodiversity at home.

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 was the first-of-its-kind pilot research project run by the City of Canning, which aimed to provide support to community members living in Canning to adopt sustainable and climate friendly behaviours at home. Whether a homeowner, renter, living in a house or an apartment, participants were provided with plenty of inspiration, ways to save and opportunities to meet people living nearby, all while reducing their impact on the planet!

Throughout the project participants were able to track and reduce their energy bills, carbon footprint, waste and water consumption with personalised actions provided through a subscription to the ClimateClever app. Members had the opportunity to connect with food growers in their area through the Grow it Local network and share food, knowledge and skills with their neighbours.

As part of the pilot project members had the opportunity to share their journey during events, video interviews, and through a private Climate Clever Neighbourhoods Facebook group. Regular workshops were held providing tips and actions to reduce energy usage and waste, increase water efficiency, food growing and garden design for biodiversity.

What was involved?
When signing up members received a Welcome Pack with lots of freebies and tips to help live more sustainably!

The project ran from September 2021-September 2022 and during that time participants had free access to:
  • the ClimateClever Homes app
  • 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!

The project was funded by Lotterywest, and was delivered by the City of Canning in partnership with ClimateCleverGrow it LocalSwitch Your Thinking, The Behaviour Change CollaborativeReWild Perth, Green Services and Neighbourhood Connect.

Upcoming Events

Getting on Board Climate Clever Neighbourhoods

ClimateClever offers weekly 30-minute online sessions to help you use the platform, learn the top 5 steps to reaching your sustainability goals and answer your questions.

Find out more and register here.

Paul West Local Grower Meet-Up

Join Grow It Local co-founder, author, broadcaster, chef and master grower Paul West for a local grower meet-up in Canning as part of a national tour for the Grow It Local Spring Festival 2022. 

'Paul will share his thoughts and beliefs on why growing food is such a powerful force for good, how it can help address so many of society's big systemic issues and how anyone can start to grow a bit of their own food. From our own physical, mental and spiritual health, through to the health of our communities and the whole planet, growing food is the magic bullet that makes the world happier, healthier and more delicious!'

Date: Saturdays 29 October 11.00am - 12.30pm
Venue: Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hillview Place, Bentley

Find out more and register here.


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?

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