Conservation & Sustainability
The Kyogle community created a car pooling initiative to overcome the costs/resources of separate people driving to Sydney.
In addition to helping the local community, there is a $5.00 joining fee for the car pooling initiative to help with sustaining the cost of running the Kyogle community website.
Following the lead of Kyogle, Wollombi has added a Car Pooling initiative to their website.
The Wollombi community see the car pooling initiative as a means of saving fuel (and emissions), sharing the cost of travel whilst helping other community members.
Castlecrag is situated on a beautiful peninsula at Sydney's Middle Harbour. The residents take a strong interest in the conservation of their suburb's bushland. The community site has a section on the natural environment and the conservation efforts of their residents. This section also provides links to the Castlecrag Local Plant Guide, which was developed to raise awareness among residents of the flora of the peninsula.
Residing on a World Heritage listed island has meant that members of the Lord Howe Island community are passionate about preserving and caring for their beautiful island home. The Lord Howe Island CGDN site has become an important part of promoting their conservation work to the online world.
The Lord Howe Island members go to considerable lengths to preserve their Paradise, with comprehensive recycling programs, tourist bed limits and environmental management plans. The conservation work detailed on the Lord Howe Island CGDN site not only shows the community's great commitment to their environment but also the pride they have for their home.
The small Bundanoon community in NSW made headlines around the world in July 2009, announcing plans to become Australia’s first bottled water free town, an initiative featured on www.bundanoon.nsw.au.
According to website manager Geoff Stewart of the Bundanoon Community Association (BCA), hits to their community website doubled on the day of the announcement with the majority visiting the news item about the bottled water issue. The total hits to the website for the week were over 4500.
When originally applying for the Bundanoon CGDN, the BCA stated one of their intentions in creating a community website was to keep the community informed about local news and any relevant information. Little did they know their community site would in fact keep the world informed, with environmental websites from the USA providing links to www.bundanoon.nsw.au for information about ‘Bundy on Tap’.