From the Victorian government:

The Victorian government has announced funding for a group of councils to trial a system that will help them choose greener suppliers.

Melbourne City Council received $32,500 to work with Moreland, Port Phillip, and Yarra City Councils to trial a Dutch developed product, C02 Performance Ladder, for use in local government across Victoria.

The group will assess whether the tool, which ranks council suppliers based on their C02 emissions, will help councils reduce their carbon footprint.

The grant is one of five projects funded by the Victorian Government’s third round of Collaborative Council – Sustainability Fund Partnerships program, with another two rounds of grants still open for applications.

The program provides grants of up to $75,000 for councils to work together to develop sustainable projects and initiatives across council boundaries.

“It’s great to see local councils working together to reduce their carbon footprints and make their communities more environmentally friendly,” member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn said.

For more information visit www.delwp.vic.gov.au/collaborative-councils