David Risstrom - Greens Melbourne City Councillor 1999-2004
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Melbourne City Greens Cr. David Risstrom has got on with the job. The results include:
A $5 million Sustainable Melbourne fund for the community to improve environmental sustainability
$2 million over 2 years for improved bicycle facilities
A $1 million Social Housing Trust for improved public housing
Accountability through recording of votes in Council
10,000 Bicycle Parking Spaces in the CBD by 2010
Re-election by international ballot to the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI)
Election as Vice President of ICLEI International
Car Fleet with average fuel use of 8 litres per 100 km or less
Commencing discussions on Aboriginal Reconciliation in the City of Melbourne and the wider community
Establishing the Melbourne-wide Metropolitan Environment Forum
Establishing the People's Forums for citizens in the Council Chamber
Factoring in Economic, Social and Environmental benefits through the introduction of Triple Bottom Line Governance
Financial and environmental gains through intelligent water conservation measures
Increased attention to drug problems as a health issue
Increasing the proportion of Council decisions made in open council meetings
Setting and achieving the most ambitious Greenhouse Gas reduction targets in Australia
Stewarding long term sustainable planning though initiatives such as Growing Green
Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the City of Melbourne by 2020

• And many more at: 100 Green Achievements for Melbourne and 100 More Green Achievements for Melbourne.

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These policies, initiated, introduced to Council and pursued by Cr. David Risstrom, are now Melbourne City Council policy:
A $5 Million Sustainable Melbourne Fund
Adopting and Promoting The Earth Charter
A Central City Lending Library for Melbourne
Applying Ethics
Bringing the Sustainable Living Fair To Melbourne
Discounted Public Transport Tickets for Staff
Establishing The City Of Melbourne's Status as an International Leader in Environmental Sustainability
Green Map for Melbourne
Greening Purchasing Across Australia Through MAPS Ltd. and ICLEI
Growing Green: A 50 year plan for our parks and open spaces
Indigenous Reconciliation
Making the Town Hall the Village Green for Community Involvement
Melbourne as an international environment leader
Metropolitan Environment Forum
No Woodchip Sourced Power
People's Forum in the Council Chamber
Promoting Peace Over War
Refugee Justice
Retail and Major Event MET-ticket combinations
Reusable Carry Bags: Bagging Melbourne (in a nice way)
Setting the most ambitious Greenhouse gas reduction targets in Australia and achieving them!
Sustainable Water Management: Have your say on a 20 year plan for our water
Triple Bottom Line Governance
Wise Water Management
'Your Ideas' Virtual Mailbox

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These policies were developed by staff or constituents and pursued by Cr. Risstrom for adoption as Melbourne City Council policy:
A $1 million Social Housing Company to promote affordable housing in the Inner City
Hosting the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives
Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the City of Melbourne by 2020

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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