Nominations are being sought for The Advisory Committee for the Regional Environment (ACRE). ACRE is an advisory/consultative group of up to 15 members who sometimes attend Waikato Regional Council meetings, and liaise with staff and councillors and make submissions on the council’s environmental policies and plans.Read More »
An agreement to be signed by Waikato Regional Council with WEL Energy Trust will help to end poverty, fight inequality and act on climate change.
Councillors voted unanimously last week to sign the partnership and funding agreement, which will see WEL Energy Trust commit $3 million over five years to the Waikato Wellbeing Project.Read More »
Waikato Regional Council is inviting applications to its Environmental Initiatives Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to community projects that directly benefit the environment or provide environmental education. Funding up to $40,000 is available. Projects may be funded for up to three years. Applications are open this month and close 5 pm 27 July 2020. Funding up to $40,000 is available. Projects may be funded for up to three years. Applications are open this month and close 5 pm 27 July 2020.
For the first time, the Waikato Regional Council’s three-yearly survey of greenhouse gas emissions has a breakdown for Thames-Coromandel District and other Waikato districts.Read More »
The Climate Action Committee of Waikato Regional Council (WRC) has recommended that a Waikato Region Electric Vehicle (EV) Working Group be established to develop a coordinated approach supporting the adoption of EVs and the expansion of charging infrastructure. The proposed Working Group will comprise all councils in the Waikato region, iwi partners, electricity network companies, EV advocacy representatives and other stakeholders.Read More »