Empowering Wangaratta in a Changing Climate

A project which addresses the challenges a changing climate is presenting our local community and to highlight opportunities for local action.

Introduction

In September 2020, we were successful in applying for a Climate Ready Hume Mini Grant from DELWP to produce a series of videos – “Empowering Wangaratta in a Changing Climate”.

To introduce this project, WLS in partnership with the Ovens Landcare Network held a webinar on Environmentally Sustainable Design. 

Informational Video Series

The videos below showcase the actions that some Wangaratta residents are already taking, and provide tips and ideas to inspire the wider community. They highlight how making better choices about our homes and our everyday consumption can create a cleaner, healthier and safer environment for each of us and our families, and reduce our impact upon the beautiful environment and biodiversity Wangaratta has to offer.

Considerations When Buying or Renting

Features to look for and ideas for easy upgrades.

Reducing Your Footprint Through Everyday Choices

Reduced impact through smarter decisions when buying, repairing, and managing waste.

Building and Retrofitting Homes for a Changing Climate.

Tips for making better climate adapted, energy efficient homes.

Energy Use in Your Home

Options to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions in your existing home.

Biodiversity at Home

Design gardens to suit our climate and to benefit us and the environment.

Read The Sustainable House Stories

Early Adopters in Wangaratta

By Helen and Adrian From the outset, we wanted a house that was comfortable to live in, light and airy, and one where the garden …

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Actively living in the environment with thermal comfort

By Russell  Our home in Wangaratta South was built as we moved from Melbourne after finishing full time paid work. It was designed to blend …

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Net Carbon Negative Home

By John We’re a retired couple, and bought a 1960s brick veneer in suburban Wangaratta in November 2020. We expect this will be our last …

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