Lunar New Year Festival 2020 certified as carbon neutral

09/01/2020

Georges River Council has continued to offset carbon emissions in its operations with the Lunar New Year Festival 2020, which was recently certified as a carbon neutral event by Climate Active.  
 
The news highlights Council’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and follows certification of Council’s Magic of Christmas 2019 event as carbon neutral. 
 
The certification means that all activities associated with running the event have resulted in net zero emissions. These include electricity, transport, diesel used in generators, food and catering, water and food waste. 
 
Council has implemented a number of strategies to reduce and offset carbon emissions at the event, which is taking place on Saturday 18 January at Forest Road in Hurstville. 
 
The Lunar New Year Festival will feature a number of emissions reduction measures, with Council promoting sustainable transport, banning single-use plastic bags, balloons and straws and providing a water refill station to decrease the amount of single-use plastic bottles at the event. 
 
Climate Active, an Australian Government-backed program, is the most rigorous and credible carbon neutral certification available in Australia enabling individuals, businesses and government to work together to protect our environment now and for the future. 
 
Lunar New Year Festival 2020 
 
Lunar New Year Festival is a wonderful, colourful and exciting celebration of the diverse community in the Georges River area, and offers an incredible array of activities, performances and food stalls for people of all ages. 
 
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
Address: Forest Road, Hurstville

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