2010 Education Award – Raising the Bar
Switch Your Thinking! Program
South East Regional Energy Group, WA
In partnership with Cities of Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire
The Cities of Gosnells and Armadale and the Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire are working together as the South East Regional Energy Group (SEREG) to address global warming and climate change.
The Switch your thinking! (Syt!) program was launched by SEREG in 2002 to deliver seemingly disparate environmental initiatives to the regional community under a recognisable and consistent brand.
Since it’s inception eight years ago, Syt! has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 330,000 tonnes of equivalent carbon dioxide (-eCO2). Now a proven performer, Syt! has expanded to other local governments over the past 2-years is currently being delivered across 13 local governments in WA and the ACT and reaches almost one million people.
With more local government and corporate partners around Australia set to join Syt! in 2010/11, continued growth and the delivery of innovative, new environmental projects promises to be the next exciting phase of this exciting program.
Comments from Judges
“Judges found that this initiative differentiated itself from other entries by taking on a multifaceted approach focusing different programs to the various groups and needs within their community. Equally impressive is the long term vision that enables adaptability, relevance and interest.”