Caloundra Library gets turned on
  • Saturday 13 December 2008

Caloundra Library will be run exclusively on green energy for the next six months, making this popular community hub a crusader for the environment.

Power from 100% renewable sources is being donated by Ergon Energy as a part of the prize for Caloundra’s win as Queensland’s Tidiest Town for 2008.

The prize will allow the library to run on green energy until June 2009.

The library was chosen as the beneficiary of the prize by the Caloundra City Tidy Towns Group because it is the most popular council facility in the Caloundra area – attracting up to 1000 visitors a day – and therefore one the whole community regularly uses and enjoys.

Council’s environment portfolio holder, Cr Keryn Jones, said the prize fitted perfectly with council’s plan to cut carbon emissions across all its areas of operations.

“It’s great to see a public building that is so well used by residents being powered on green energy,” she said.

“Council purchases some green energy for its operations currently and will be seeking to increase the percentage of energy from renewable sources in the future.”

“Council intends that this will be the start of many initiatives that result in council operations dramatically reducing their carbon footprint for the sake of the environment and the future of the region.”