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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Native Bird Boxes
    drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS NATIVE BIRD BOXES Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Native Bird Boxes are commonplace in the City of Melbourne TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION Promote and or distribute bird boxes that are designed to encourage native birds to roost in the City The bird boxes could be designed with help from a grant or prize provided to a Zoology student at one

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Nuclear Free Melbourne
    David Risstrom s Community Involvement Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 Sustain ability Game Dave s Thoughts Thank You To The Beautiful People It s Not Easy Being Green The Victorian Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS NUCLEAR FREE MELBOURNE Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT The City of Melbourne

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Traffic Management and Control
    David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS TRAFFIC MONITORING AND CONTROL Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT Residents have been assisted to participate in traffic studies in five neighbourhood precincts of local roads These have been matched to existing traffic data which is available on the City website and will be used to improve the amenity and mobility in

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: 30% GreenPower Minimum
    s Thoughts Thank You To The Beautiful People It s Not Easy Being Green The Victorian Greens Homepage Policies The Australian Greens Charter ARCHIVES BELOW David Risstrom Victorian Greens No 1 Senate Candidate Rosa the Policy Watchdog drives policy David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 07 Jul Sep 07 Apr Jun 07 Jan Mar 07 David Risstrom News Views Oct Dec 06 Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS 30 GREEN POWER MINIMUM Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT The City of Melbourne uses a minimum of 30 accredited Green Power for its operations TARGET DATE June 2003 PROGRESS Achieved DESCRIPTION Accredited Green Power is a renewable energy source from nationally accredited generators This achievement requires the City of Melbourne to source at least 30 of its own power requirements from accredited green power Although the Federal Government has allowed the burning of woodchips to be included in their definition of renewable energy under a policy I introduced the City of Melbourne has resolved not to source any of its power requirements from the burning of woodchips See Green Achievement Refuse Power Generation Sourced From Burning Woodchips The City of Melbourne currently sources 30 of its

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: 30% Less Paper Pushed
    Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT The City of Melbourne has reduced the amount of paper it uses by 2004 to 30 less than 1999 levels when I was elected TARGET DATE June 2004 PROGRESS Moderate DESCRIPTION Council will cut its paper use by 30 from 1999 levels when I was elected making significant cost savings An audit of paper use some new technologies and practices and a waste wise attitude from all staff will help achieve this goal Council will then promote these ideas and share their experience with other city offices The City has reduced its consumption of office paper by a considerable amount though I need to confirm the actual figures involves In 2001 following a previous trend of increasing paper use paper consumption per employee reduced from an average of 23 to 22 reams per year I do not have data on the amount of paper used for external publications The City of Melbourne has implemented a number of measures to reduce paper consumption An electronic document management system called Docs which allows staff to manage documents without the need to print them Paper recycling bins have been provided in all offices allowing for this wishing to reuse their paper forward one sided waste paper for reuse as note pads Following an extended trial Council currently uses Evolve 100 post consumer waste paper for the majority of its needs FURTHER INFORMATION 2 September 2003 Debate has occurred as to the most appropriate paper for Council to use The following recommendations were passed at the 2 September Environment Community and Cultural Development Committee meeting That the Environment Community and Cultural Development Committee endorse the decision of the Corporate management Team to centralise and standardise the procurement of paper used for printing and copying request the Waste Task Group develop a policy for the procurement of paper used for printing and copying Council recommend the purchasing of a 100 post consumer waste recycled paper for example Evolve or a paper of equivalent or superior environmental performance following an exploration of the benefits of doing so and having consulted with the Waste Task Group Notes that this decision is being made by the Committee under delegation from the Council and is subject to the referral notice process Further that the Environment Community and Cultural Development Committee defer consideration of this matter and request management to report back on the following issues data on relative frequency of paper jams and the paper being used availability in the future of obtaining 100 post consumer waste recycled paper from an Australian supplier include the view of the Waste Task Group on the issue 8 October 2003 Lawyers for Forests Forest Friendly Eco Kit is an excellent guide to saving paper and therefore money which details some easy cheap and effective ways for your firm to reduce the impact it It is available as a pdf download 833 Kb by clicking on the underlined title or by going to the Lawyers for

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Community Power
    signed up Community Power was originally a Darebin Council initiative to increase the buying power of residents who wish to buy green energy in contrast to black energy made from polluting sources such as coal nuclear oil etc Accredited green power and renewable energy are two energy options included in the current community power offer Accredited Green Power is a renewable energy source from nationally accredited generators Renewable energy shares all the characteristics of Green Power except that it is sourced from generators commissioned prior to 1997 and is therefore not credited under the National Green Power Scheme Initially both of these options will be available at prices cheaper than people on the deemed tariff are paying now for conventional greenhouse intensive electricity for peak electricity use In conjunction with energy supplier AGL Community Power is offering a range of contracts in the municipality The program allows people to contribute to a more sustainable future through a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while potentially reducing their own energy bill Purchasing Green Power also encourages investment in Australia s renewable energy industry Community Power offers energy plans that comprise combinations of accredited Green Power and energy from renewable sources with contracts ranging between 18 months and 3 years Residents can choose between Community Green 15 accredited Green Power and 85 renewable energy or Green Saver 5 accredited Green Power 95 renewable energy Residents who want to purchase a higher proportion of Green Power will be able to do so Business options include Business Green 10 accredited Green Power and 90 renewable energy and Business Economy 50 renewable energy and 50 conventional electricity Business contracts will be for 1 year or 3 years 24 September 2003 Green energy is now available to residents in the municipalities of Melbourne Moreland Darebin and Yarra through the Community Power Program Community Power is a not for profit renewable electricity buying group made up of residents from the Cities of Melbourne Darebin Moreland and Yarra in conjunction with energy supplier AGL It is the first such organisation in Australia that has negotiated the supply of environmentally economically and socially beneficial electricity on behalf of customers This is a great opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while cutting the cost of energy bills When buying Community Power residents have the choice of Economy Options discounted rates or Premium Options additional government approved Green Power at surcharge rates Community Power Now Offers Free Household Energy Audits Community Power is offering a limited number of free Energy Audits to Community Power customers With Victorian households spending around 1 500 on energy bills some simple energy saving measures could save you hundreds of dollars each year Similar programs have resulted in energy savings of about 20 and that is around 300 off your annual energy bills In terms of environmental benefit that saving corresponds to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 2 5 tonnes per year The audit takes between 1 5 and

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Compact Fluorescent Giveaways
    Jul Sep 06 Apr Jun 06 Jan Mar 06 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 05 Jul Sep 05 Apr Jun 05 Jan Mar 05 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2004 Jul Sep 2004 Apr Jun 2004 Jan Mar 2004 Rosa and Dave s News Views Oct Dec 2003 Jul Sep 2003 Apr Jun 2003 Jan Mar 2003 Rosa and Dave s News Views 2002 Through Green Coloured Glasses 2003 2002 David Risstrom s Community Involvement 2004 2001 2001 1999 Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT GIVE AWAYS Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT The City of Melbourne has given away 3 000 compact fluorescent lights as a promotion of how easy it can be to make energy savings around your home or office TARGET DATE July 2003 PROGRESS Achieved DESCRIPTION Compact fluorescent lights are high energy light globes that can be used as substitutes for conventional incandescent lamps but with approximately 5 times greater efficiency As an example an 18 watt compact fluorescent light typically emits as much usable light as a 100 watt incandescent light As one of the main drawbacks of compact fluorescent lights is their initial purchase price a government assisted program that provides the lamps to low income residents would allow them to enjoy energy and cost saving benefits they are unlikely to access otherwise Compact fluorescent globes were provided in 2001 to some low income people in the City of Melbourne through the Federal Government s Cool Communities program Through the Sustainable Melbourne Fund I initiated I would expect that a program could be developed to provide compact fluorescent globes at low or no upfront cost

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  • David Risstrom Thinking Environment: Increase Solar Hot Water Use
    Pre 1999 Did Cr Risstrom Deliver on His Promises for 2001 2004 1999 2001 Victorian Local Government Elections 2008 2005 2004 100 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SOLAR WATER HEATERS IN THE MUNICIPALITY BY 1000 Achievement Target Date Description Progress Further Information ACHIEVEMENT 1000 additional solar hot water heaters are in use around the City of Melbourne TARGET DATE December 2003 PROGRESS Some DESCRIPTION This achievement aims to increase the number of solar hot waters in the municipality as a way of reducing our impact on our environment Solar hot water heaters use the power of the sun to warm stored water that can be used 24 hours a day to supply household and business hot water needs I have discussed this idea with a number of parties but a specific arrangement has yet to be crystallised Following further work it appears that the most effective way of advancing this is by piloting the arrangements through participants active in a Sustainability Street The State Government provides a generous rebate for new solar hot water installations The conditions of these rebates and details of how to apply for them is available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria at http www seav vic gov au As a means of increasing the number of solar hot water heaters in the municipality I am pursuing the idea of installation teams being in the neighbourhood and providing an installation package at a reduced price than otherwise would have been available This idea was supported by the Electrical Trades Union during he 2001 Melbourne City Council elections It is most likely that this idea will be implemented through Melbourne City Council s involvement in the Sustainability Street program A copy of the Electrical Trades Union release is below Union endorses Greens and 1000 Jobs

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