The environment's voice in Wangaratta & surrounds.

Passionate volunteers who support projects and activities that care for the environment that sustains us.

Wangaratta's First EV Fast Charging Station Launch
9:00 am 16 December
by The War Memorial
Docker Street

The RCoW invites members of WLS and others with an interest in electric vehicles to the Evie Electric Vehicle Charger Launch on Friday the 16th of December 2022 at 9am near the chargers on Docker Street.  This will be Wangaratta’s first publicly accessible fast charger for local EVs and to entice EV drivers to come visit our beautiful region. 

This puts Wangaratta on the EV Map. https://www.plugshare.com/ It’s probably the best sited EV charger around, with Intermezzo and WPAC just over the road, and a range other facilities nearby.

Evie and DEWLP representatives will be present, and RCoW Councillors and executive team have been invited.   WLS members and  interested  community members are welcome. Bring along your EV and be amongst the first to get a charge in Wangaratta. 

 

Evie will provide a brief speech for the launch and there will be an opportunity to chat and mingle, and ask any questions about the chargers.

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What We Do - WLS Themes

Natural Assets

We support and facilitate projects that contribute to the natural environment.

  • Protecting existing natural remnant vegetation and encouraging native plant species regeneration on public and private land.
  • Reducing invasive weeds and supporting native plant species regeneration on public land in natural areas and along waterways including Kaluna Park, Kaluna Island, Wenham’s Reserve and Mullinmur Billabong.
  • Promoting biodiversity conservation.
  • Mullinmur Billabongs restoration.
  • Promoting Native fish conservation and carp removal.
  • Clean up and protection of roadsides, waterways, and catchment by encouraging rubbish removal and water monitoring.

Sustainable Living

We focus our attention on:

  • Sustainable food.
  • Waste minimisation & recycling.
  • Sustainable, energy efficient living and housing.

Tackling Climate Change

Working towards and advocating for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

  • Reduce local energy consumption and emissions.
  • Advocate for actions to reduce livestock emissions and reducing the food chain carbon foot print.
  • Encourage installation of solar panels.
  • Make and use renewable energy locally.
  • Active removal of greenhouse gases from atmosphere by sustainable land use.
  • Drawing down carbon and adapting to changing climate by native tree planting for greening parks and corridors.
  • Preserving biodiversity by retention and enhancement of native habitat and planting appropriate native plants species.

Community Engagement, Education and Advocacy

  • Bpangerang recognition.
  • Mullinmur Education Hub.
  • Provide local wildlife and natural environment information, including guided walks.
  • Sustainability Matters – newspaper articles on local actions which can enhance sustainability.
  • Sustainable Hallmark Forums: Community forums, information displays and activities.
  • Community forums, information displays and activities.

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About Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability Inc

We are committed to helping our local community value our natural resources. We encourage knowledge and resource sharing to find solutions and achieve practical outcomes.

Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability Inc. (WLS) is the result of an integration of the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group and Wangaratta Sustainability Network. WLSI networks with other Landcare and Sustainability groups in our region.

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