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The Albany Community Environment Centre ACEC was originally formed in 1994 with the purpose of promoting and supporting our local environment. In 2007, the group decided to focus on the issue of climate change, with the aim of increasing awareness of the need for sustainability in our lifestyles and future decision making.
Some of the activities undertaken by the ACEC in 2007 and 2008 included stalls at the Albany Show and the Master Builders Expo, a calendar of events to enable locals to hear from guest speakers on environmental issues currently affecting our region workshops to teach skills such as composting being part of local environmental activities, such as the Fauna Nightstalk. The major undertaking of 2008 and 2009 for the ACEC was our Home Sustainability project. With funding from the State Governments Sustainable Energy Development Office SEDO, we obtained Home Sustainability Assessment training for some of our members and provided subsidised home energy and water audits for over one hundred Albany households. If you have any environmental topics you are interested in and youd like the ACEC to be involved in, please let us know. In 2010, we focused on waste minimisation as a practical and direct way of reducing carbon emissions and providing some local employment. 2013 sees us turning our attention to the conservation and protection of remnant native vegetation, especially in urban and periurban areas. And in one instance where the clearing and ecological damage have already been done, namely the historic canalisation of Yakamia Creek, we are an active partner with the Department of Water, the City of Albany, South Coast Natural Resource Management and the Oyster Harbour Catchment Committee in what we hope will be the first of several riparian zone rehabilitation and replanting projects.
The ACEC has long held a vision for having an office/shop/display venue in Albany, which can provide support facilities for local environmental groups. If you or someone you know might be in a position to provide the ACEC with a shopfront type of premises at a peppercorn rental please get in touch, wed love to hear from you! (sourced from website 6/11/2021)