Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

About the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

The Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) began in 2008 as an informal network of councils committed to addressing climate change issues through the delivery of community programs. The EAGA region members are the cities of Boroondara, Knox, Maroondah, Monash, Stonnington, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges.

EAGA provides a great opportunity for the region to:

  • encourage sharing of experiences, knowledge and resources
  • attract investment for large projects which address climate change issues across the area
  • engage the community to support behaviour change and adoption of sustainable actions.

Please call Council's EAGA Coordinator, Scott McKenry on 9298 4250 for more information on the EAGA or visit the website 

Alliance projects

Current Projects

Live Green with LESS - Business Program

Following the sucess of the residential program, Live Green with LESS is now moing into an exciting second phase targeting the region's businesses.

Assistance for business is now available across six of seven EAGA Councils (excluding Stonnington). To get your business involved, go the the LESS website or call this number 1300 781 998.

Past Projects

Live Green with LESS

This program aimed to help households and businesses across the region lower their electricity and gas bills through the installation of a number of subsidised energy efficiency products:

  • LED downlights
  • Draft sealing products
  • Energy monitors (in-home displays)
  • Stand-by power controllers
  • TV rebates
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Low flow showerheads
  • Insulation of hot water pipes

Since the program began in November 2012, Live Green with LESS assisted over 1000 households reduce emissions and save money through energy efficency retrofits. 

Bushland, Urban Biodiversity and Climate Change

A project funded through the Local Sustainability Accord to investigate the impact of climate change on local government management of bushland and open space. Currently, the project is working with CSIRO to determine the most likely changes to the climate of the EAGA region in coming decades and with the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology to describe the implication of these changes for the management of biodiversity.

Solar Suburbs

In 2009 EAGA launched its Solar Suburbs program, which offered residents a discounted cost to install 1kW photovoltaic panels. The program saw over 300 households in the region take up the offer.

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