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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1875 ..


(e) The success of the SEE-Change project, Sustainable Demonstration Home Education will be evaluated 6 months after the launch of the house opening, by monitoring:

The number of attendees at workshops during the construction phase.

The amount of media received when the house is officially launched.

The numbers of visitors attending the house tours.

The amount of media occurring in local and national media over the 6 months after the launch.

The number of queries from visitors and others asking for more information and details.

(2) The Unions ACT project, Climate Champions, which was successful in Round One of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program, proposed to support members of the workforce to take on leadership roles in reducing emissions in their workplaces. The initiative proposed to establish and run engagement and education through informative learning resources, webinars, workshops, small group sessions and through a competition. It intended to provide participants with resources and support to implement innovative behaviour-based strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their workplace.

Unions ACT withdrew their application for funding on 21 February 2018. The project has not commenced and will not be funded by Round One of the Community Zero Emissions Grants Program.

OzHarvest Food Rescue Expansion Canberra (ACT)

The withdrawal for the funding application from Unions ACT allowed for the allocation of $25,000 of funding for OzHarvest Limited to deliver the project OzHarvest Food Rescue Expansion Canberra (ACT). This project aims to:

Increase capacity for storing and redistributing up to 60,000 kilograms of quality, surplus food (equivalent of 180,000 meals) per annum.

Increase the number of food donors (up to 4 additional food donors), and the number of vulnerable people receiving nutritious food (up to 1,000 people) per annum.

Reduce carbon emissions through diverting quality food from landfill, by up to 120,000 Kilograms per annum.

The effectiveness of the project will be measured through quantitative and qualitative data that is collected through Food Rescue software used by OzHarvest Drivers. The Food Rescue Program is measured by recording and reporting outputs from vehicles, including: the number of meals collected and delivered each month, the number of charitable agencies food is delivered to, the number of people assisted through this food and the nutritional content of food. Outputs are used to determine food run design efficiency to ensure that optimal, nutritional, surplus food is being collected and redistributed to agencies supporting vulnerable people in need.

The number of food donors and recipient charities (new and past) are also recorded through the software program (Crittah) and are tracked by logistics staff to ensure that OzHarvest are operating effectively. The kilograms of greenhouse gases saved through the Food Rescue Program are calculated and monitored, as emission reduction is key to the Program.


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