The following resources are made available to assist you on being sustainable at home or in the community.
Build Smart Live Smart Guide
The City of Canning is committed to helping our residents live more sustainably at home and in the community. We have developed a Build Smart Live Smart guide and checklist to use when building or renovating and to live more smartly across the key themes of design, materials, energy, water, waste, green space, and transport. Download the Build Smart Live Smart Guide here.
ClimateWatch is a national citizen science program enabling every Australian to record data and better understand how climate change is affecting our wildlife. For further information on the ClimateWatch, please visit here or download the ClimateWatch App for iPhone/Android.
Community Bike Repair Stations
To support sustainable travel by bicycle the City has installed bike repair stations at two popular locations, Cannington and Riverton Leisureplexes. These stations are available for drop ins to perform routine maintenance. Each station has a foot operated bike pump, a series of tools for minor repairs and bike maintenance tips.
DIY Home Water Audit Kit
Home Water Audit Kits are available to borrow free of charge from CREEC. The kit enables residents to identify where they use the most water in their home and provides information on simple ways to lower water wastage. Each kit includes a step-by-step guide and handy tools to complete a household water use audit. For further information or bookings please contact CREEC on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9461 7160.
Energy Efficiency Tips
The Energy Efficiency SMS program is run by Switch Your Thinking whereby free monthly energy efficiency tips are sent via SMS text message. The SMS is delivered and will help you take control of your energy use and electricity bill. For further information on the Energy Efficiency SMS program, please visit here.
Rewards for Residents
The Rewards for Residents initiative is run by Switch Your Thinking and supports residents in making their home more sustainable. As a Switch Your Thinking member, residents' can access discounts on products that will help to cut waste, reduce energy and water use. Products include pool covers, rainwater tanks, solar panels, electric bike accessories, worm farms, compost bins, insulation paint, green printing and energy and water audits. Claim your discount today! For further information on the Rewards for Residents initiative, please visit here.
The City partnered with Synergy and CleanAir Energy to install a Steora smart solar-powered bench at the Kent Street Weir Park. The solar bench, gifted to the City by Synergy, can collect and store up to 100Watts of electricity every hour and features wireless device chargers and smart USB connectors allowing residents and visitors to charge mobile devices and access the wifi hotspot for free. The benches are made of high quality materials and are resistant to vandalism, with ventilation fans to ensure the seat does not heat up during the day, and LED’s to light up the bench at night.
The Turtle Watch program is dedicated to providing information about the South-western snake-necked turtle of Western Australia. A fact sheet about these turtles is available, turtle sightings can be reported to one of the Turtle Watch Environment Centres and schools are encouraged to become a Turtle Watch Accredited School. For further information on Turtle Watch, please visit here.
Young Re-inventor of the Year
The Young Re-inventor of the Year initiative is run by Switch Your Thinking and funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. As a Switch Your Thinking member, individuals, community groups, primary and secondary schools and early learning centres within the City of Canning can apply for the initiative. Young people solve problems and put their creativity to the test in this exciting initiative that encourages participants to reuse, re-purpose and up-cycle before throwing away. This initiative opens in May and closes in October each year. For further information on the Young Re-inventor of the Year initiative, please visit here.
Please refer to these useful links and factsheets to assist you on being sustainable at home or in the community: