A goat grazing co-operative is among the ideas put forward by the community to help the Mount Alexander Shire to cut the region's carbon emissions.
Councillors voted in December 2019 to declare a climate emergency, after intense lobbying from community groups wanting the shire to act in response to a growing number of extreme weather events.
As part of its response the shire is developing a master plan to tackle the issues.
It launched the community feedback process back in September 2020. Submissions close on May 15.
"We have received so many thoughtful responses and creative ideas," Cr Rosie Annear said.
"And we want more. To ensure we have a representative and accurate picture of our community's wants and needs we need as many people as possible to contribute."
Among the ideas put forward so far were measures to reduce transport emissions, such a share scheme for electric cars and bikes, and the normalisation of cycling as a transportation option.
Also suggested was a "neighbourhood goat grazing co-operative to reduce weeds".
The shire has established a steering committee, including organisations such as the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and the Indigenous group Nalderun, to help produce the master plan.
Submissions can be made here.
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