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Environmental values WE WORK TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE THE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL ALPINE ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE OF MT BULLER AND MT STIRLING. LIVING BIN MOUNTAIN PYGMY-POSSUMS The Living Bin program is a joint initiative between Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management, 4SITE Australia P/L and the North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group which began as a trial in 2010 (funded with the support of Sustainability Victoria) and now continues as part of our best practice waste management operations. It is a voluntary program encouraging stakeholders and visitors to separate their organic waste and help conserve the alpine environment. In one of Mt Buller’s great environmental success stories, the population of the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum has been brought back from the brink of extinction. The Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board, with Buller Ski Lifts, has implemented a range of strategies to protect and enhance the population of these precious creatures. Since its inception, almost 100 properties participate in the program, that has seen over 337 tonnes of food waste diverted from landfill (that is a saving of over 641 tonnes of carbon emissions!). Save the snow, participate in The Living Bing Program. N EVE R M ISS A MOM E NT MTB U LLE R.C OM.AU Recovery activities include ongoing threat mitigation programs (pest animal and plant control), rehabilitation and revegetation of habitat, maintenance of genetic diversity via novel in situ translocation programs and continued education and awareness. 16