Time to make the switch

Time to make the switch

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Gosnells mayor Terresa Lynes, Armadale mayor and South East Regional Energy Group chair Ruth Butterfield and Serpentine Jarrahdale shire president Rob Coales show off some Rewards for Residents and Businesses from the Switch Your Thinking initiative.

Local councils are banding together to help people switch their thinking.

Armadale, Gosnells and Serpentine Jarrahdale councils’ sustainability initiative Switch Your Thinking is seeking providers of sustainability products and services to join two programs that promote products to help people and businesses live and operate more sustainably.

The Rewards for Residents and Rewards for Business programs offer exclusive discounts on a wide range of sustainable living products and services, making it easier and more affordable for people and businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact.

Armadale mayor and South East Regional Energy Group chair Ruth Butterfield said she was keen to see more businesses affiliated with the programs.

“The Rewards for Residents and Rewards for Businesses programs offer a fantastic advertising opportunity for any business that provides sustainability products,” she said.

“These programs span 16 local government areas, providing excellent reach directly to community members and businesses who are actively looking to invest in ways to reduce their environmental impact.”

Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said there was increasing demand from local residents and the business community for access to affordable products and services that effectively reduce carbon emissions.

“Living and doing business more sustainably makes both environmental and economic sense, and these programs make it easier for people and businesses to support local businesses and access information,” she said.

“The City of Gosnells has found investing in sustainable solutions extremely worthwhile and we want to encourage others to do the same.”

Serpentine Jarrahdale shire president Rob Coales said the range of available sustainable living products and services was growing rapidly as more people and businesses realised the benefits.

“There are more and more interesting and viable products and services coming on the market for people to reduce their environmental impact at home or work, reduce cost of living or operational costs, or simply make their home or business more comfortable to spend time in,” he said.

“Rewards for Business and Rewards for Residents are fantastic programs that we are keen to see grow right across the Switch Your Thinking partner councils, to put purchasers and suppliers in direct contact with each other.”

Switch Your Thinking has 13 partner councils across Perth including Canning, Kalamunda, Melville, Perth, South Perth, Belmont, Stirling, Swan and Vincent, the towns of Bassendean, Cambridge and Victoria Park and the Shire of Mundaring.

Visit switchyourthinking.com for details.