In this exciting new initiative, EAGA has partnered with the South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) to deliver a regional Eco Driver program. The overall goal of the program is to build the capacity of participating Councils to reduce emissions and save money through more efficient and safer management of vehicles. This includes a number of objectives:
- The delivery of a customised training program for staff across twelve Councils
- A reduction in annual fuel expenditure and consumption of up to 10% across program participants (after three years)
- Provide access to high quality training materials and evaluation and monitoring resources for regional stakeholders
Typically, Councils have annual fuel bills each year close to $600K – if a conservative 5-10% reduction was achieved across these fleets, Councils could potentially capture $30,000 – $60,000 in annual fuel savings (additional to savings on vehicle wear and tear). This represents a 150-300 tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Check out the Eco Driver trailer on EAGA’s YouTube channel:
To find out more, please contact our Regional Coordinator here.