A loan scheme I proposed for eco-retrofitting homes with heat pumps, insulation and solar panels is Waikato Regional Council’s (WRC) flagship policy (at no cost to general ratepayers). Now the regional council will consider other ways to help homeowners. It will investigate injecting funds into an affordable housing initiative proposed by the philanthropic organisation Momentum Waikato.Read More »
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Environmental advocates sought for Waikato Regional Council Advisory Committee (ACRE)
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 »
Regional Council partners with WEL Energy Trust which commits $3 million to improve Waikato well-being
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 »
Applications Open for Waikato Regional Council Environmental Initiative Funds
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.
Transport emissions dominate Thames Coromandel’s carbon footprint
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 »