Rotorua Lakes Council is looking to embed sustainability and sustainable thinking in all areas of its activity. We aim to lead by example in our community and walk the talk'.
The decisions Council makes in executing many functions influence energy use in the community. This includes the wastewater system, all buildings, the landfill and recycling services. Council also has an important role in assisting with emission reductions by providing better choices for public transport, walking and cycling.
Council plays an important leadership role in the promotion of energy efficiency and conservation and greater uptake of renewable energy and clean heating options.
This set of pages outlines many of the Council's current initiatives and projects.
What we're doing:
Some examples of what the Council is doing in terms of sustainable development are provided below.
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RLC supports Sustainable Business Network Awards. Business Manager, Kerry Starling talking sustainability
Click on the first of the Spring messages' from our sponsors, first up starring Kerry Starling from Rotorua Lakes Council.
Links to some interesting sustainability themed videos:
Rotorua e-waste collection first for New Zealand
Rotorua Lakes Council has become the first local authority in New Zealand to introduce a permanent environmentally friendly e-waste collection facility. The e-waste collection service started operating in early November from the city's In-Town Recycling Centre on Te Ngae Rd.
It is being run in conjunction with Auckland based RCN Group and follows the company being awarded a $400,000 grant from the Ministry for the environment to establish a dedicated e-waste recycling solution. Residents can now safely disposal of televisions, computer and network equipment, printers, toners, fax machines, cellphones, laptop batteries and other electronic items every day of the year. A percentage of the computers collected will be rebuilt and given to charity, as part of the government's conditions in granting funding to RCN Group.