Brisbane City Council is doing business in a more sustainable way and providing opportunities for residents, businesses and not-for-profit organisations to reduce their carbon footprint.
Green and biodiverse city
Council is buying back 500 hectares of bushland and is working towards increasing Brisbane's bushland cover.
Council has planted two million trees over the last four years.
Council identifies, evaluates and reports publicly on cost effective energy savings opportunities.
Council offers various environmental grants under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental grants program 2013-2014:
Council provides funding of between $200 and $5000 to groups and individuals rehabilitating native wildlife within Brisbane.
Council provides funding of between $1,000 and $20,000 to community-based groups and organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that benefit the local or city-wide community.
Council provides funding of between $1,000 and $2,500 to local non-profit community-based groups and organisations to establish, develop and/or maintain community gardens on Council-owned and other land.
Funding amounts range from $200 to $5000 to local non-profit community groups for the installation of energy and greenhouse gas reduction savings.
A joint project through a grant from the Australian Government with Council matching the contribution, will replace 25,000 of Brisbane's street lights with more energy efficient lamps.