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Environmental Goals in the Armidale Dumaresq Community Strategic Plan
Energy efficiency: Improve energy efficiency throughout the area and reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions by at least 1.2% each year (consistent with state and federal government targets).
Local food: Increase consumption and production of local produce (from within the local government area and Northern NSW region) by 5% annually.
Air quality: Reduce wood smoke pollution in the Armidale urban area in order to meet national fine particle (PM 2.5) air quality standards by 2020.
Invasive species: Reduce the impact of noxious weeds and feral animals.
Climate change: Increase awareness and action, and develop a climate change mitigation strategy. Also implement recommendations of Climate Change Local Adaptation Pathways Program.
Council: Achieve recognition for Council as a carbon responsible organisation.
Biodiversity: Improve and conserve biodiversity.