Sustainability

The Shire of Denmark Council unanimously endorsed the Sustainability Strategy 2021-2031 in March 2021.

Sustainability refers to meeting the needs of future generations through environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity. The effect of human-induced global climate change has in recent years emerged as having increasing impacts upon biodiversity, human health and natural resources.

Sustainability Services at the Shire of Denmark utilises this multi-faceted approach to strive towards balancing economic, social and environmental factors and setting key environmental priorities for the future.

The effect of human-induced global climate change has in recent years emerged as having increasing impacts upon biodiversity, human health and natural resources. It has become paramount for the developed world to act as leaders in the global community to implement sustainable practices, mitigation actions and adaptation strategies to address impacts from a changing climate.

The Shire monitors the effects of climate change and implements and advocates for policies that will not only mitigate any adverse effects, but also take advantage of any opportunities created.

Read the Shire of Denmark Sustainability Strategy 2021- 2031

Read the Shire of Denmark Sustainability Action Plan

Read the Sustainability Strategy Community Consultation Findings Report

General Sustainability Documents

Shire of Denmark Environment Policy

Shire of Denmark Sustainable Events Policy

Sustainable Events Information Sheet

Funding Opportunities

Grants for Sustainable Enterprise Projects

Denmark Community Windfarm Inc. distributes its income from the Denmark Windfarm through the Community Sustainable Living Fund into projects focused on enhancing sustainability, operating in the Shire of Denmark and on the south coast. The group seeks to support and complement the Denmark Shire’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2021-2031 and associated Sustainability Action Plan and Climate Emergency Declaration. Financial support is available to enterprises (community, government or business) promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability of the Denmark region, initiatives intended to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. DCW Inc. is especially keen to provide funding to projects that address climate change mitigation; emissions reduction, carbon sequestration and/or adaptation. 

Proposals for funding (generally greater than $3,000) are welcome at any stage, or for any component, of a sustainability enterprise initiative and will be received at any time for consideration – the grant process is not competitive and limited only by the funds available at the time. The committee is available to assist in proposal development, particularly in scaling up initiative / proposal objectives.

Initiatives are invited to submit proposals for funding now. A one page synopsis of a proposal can be emailed to denmarkcw@gmail.com Enquiries / information: 0402839587  http://denmarkcw.wix.com/home See Denmark Community Windfarm Inc. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Denmark-Community-Windfarm-Inc-485496391511866 

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