“There was a really positive environmental and sustainability tone to many of the comments in the ‘Time to Talk’ report, which reflects a great desire for Canberra to improve it’s green credentials,” Greens Parliamentary Convenor, Meredith Hunter, said.
“The community is ahead of government, and it’s time for green words to turn into green deeds. Canberra has had time to talk, now it is time for the Government to walk the walk.
Greens Environment spokesperson, Shane Rattenbury, says the community is ready for the challenge of reducing emissions.
“This shows that the community is ready to start reducing our emissions, as we move towards a 40% emissions reduction target by 2020. It is now time for the Government to provide the right framework and levers to allow these changes to be made.
Greens Transport spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan, said that improving public transport is a major challenge for government.
“Public transport is of not just a concern to Canberrans who catch the bus every day. I think it’s about having a great city, which needs a regular and reliable system.
Caroline Le Couteur, Greens Planning, TAMS and waste spokesperson, identified areas in which the government can make ‘green options the easy options’.
“The community is ahead of the Government on sustainable planning. Smart planning and building makes having an efficient home easy, makes riding to work an option for more people and makes saving money part of reducing our footprint.