Local group Hills 4 Climate Action has presented Bunnings Castle Hill Store with a Climate Leadership Award for committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and for being a leader in taking climate action for local communities.
Group Leader Mila Kasby presented the award to Duty Manager Jason Hegner at the store as part of the Greenpeace REenergise Campaign.
The campaign calls on some of Australia’s biggest electricity using companies to make the switch to 100% renewable electricity. Bunnings Warehouse has recently committed to reaching this target by 2025.
Hills 4 Climate Action is a Hills Shire Greenpeace Local Action Group focusing on raising awareness about climate change issues and encouraging more environmentally sustainable living.
In February this year, the group took part in a national week of action, publicly asking Bunnings to commit to an ambitious 100% renewable energy target. “We thought it was important to return to the store and personally thank Bunnings for taking this crucial step towards a safer climate. As Australia’s most trusted brand it is reassuring that they are showing this leadership” Mila said.
Duty manager Jason Hegner said he was very happy to accept the award on behalf of Bunnings warehouse and thanked Hills 4 Climate Action for the public recognition. Staff members Mike Baird, Nicole Yallop, Matthew Taliana and Tanya Maiurano also represented Bunnings Warehouse Castle Hill at the event.’