Tuesdays, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19, 12.30 to 3.30 pm: Plastic Wise Benalla, under the auspice of the Benalla Sustainable Future Group, is working towards reducing the impact of single use plastic on our community.
Upcycled bags are sewn with love by community volunteers,
Working bees are held Tuesdays, 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm, at the Benalla Drill Hall.
Anyone is welcome to come along and help create bags for our community, all help is appreciated. No sewing necessary - the commmunity group also needs help with cutting, sourcing material, ironing and pinning - there's plenty to do for all skill levels!
Other options for support include sew-at-home kits; donations (sturdy material suitable for bags such as calico, curtains and tablecloths, and cotton for sewing up the bags). Purchases will be available as well shortly for $5, with all proceeds going back into the community.
Source: Benalla Ensign, Wednesday September 20, 2017 p 12
Renewable Energy for Benalla is conducting an energy audit to identify options to assist Benalla businesses to
To help out, complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/BenallaEnergy4BusinessSurvey
From the Benalla Ensign, Wednesday September 20, 2017
BSFG is seeking assistance for two BSFG projects, Market Stalls and Sustainable House Day 2017.
Market Stalls: In the latest issue of our Newsletter BSFG President John Lloyd has written an article about Market Stalls. The committee believes a Market Stall Action Group consisting of 3-4 members would be the best way to make our stalls more effective and we are looking for a small number of people to establish this action group. The group would organise and prepare for the stalls, enlisting the assistance of members to staff our stall at the annual Day in the Gardens and possibly at three Lakeside markets during the year.
If you would like to find out more and be involved in setting up and contributing to a Market Stall Action Group, please contact Peter Maddock via the Contact page on this website.
Sustainable House Day: BSFG member Howard Bartlett’s open house for Sustainable House Day, which is on Sunday September 17. Entry Fee is a Gold Coin Donation to Benalla Sustainable Future Group. Howard requires assistance to staff a table at the entry to display BSFG information and to collect coins and register visitors. Howard’s home at 1/25 Barkly St Benalla will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and he will be conducting SOAP House Design Workshops at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Are you able to spare an hour on Sunday September 17 to assist Howard? We need a few more people as only one member has been able to offer assistance so far.
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'Where were you, grand parent, when you had a chance to call for a stop to the Adani Carmichael coal mine?'....
At least MP's Cathy McGowan, Andrew Wilkie and Adam Bandt will be able to respond positively.
Here is the text of an email sent to John Lloyd, and a photograph of the voting, relating to the amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 supported by Cathy McGowan.
Subject: Adani and the Great Barrier Reef (Case Ref: CM53579)
You have written to me about Adani and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s an important issue and this week in Parliament, Andrew Wilkie, Adam Bandt and I called upon the Government to stop the Adani coal mine.
The opportunity came during debate of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017. I supported an amendment, moved by Mr Bandt “that global warming is the greatest threat to the Great Barrier Reef and calls on the government to immediately take all available steps to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine”.
Mr Bandt had earlier spoken to his amendment, arguing that “throughout this whole debate on the Great Barrier Reef so far we haven’t heard a word from either the government or the opposition about something that is going to turbocharge global warming and affect the Great Barrier Reef, and that is the Adani Carmichael coalmine that’s proposed in Queensland”.
However, as you can see by the photograph here at http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/adani_vote, when we voted only Mr Wilkie, Mr Bandt and myself said “YES”!
All Government and Opposition members voted “NO”.
Cathy McGowan AO MP
Federal Member for Indi
117 Murphy St Wangaratta VIC 3677
P: 5721 7077 | F: 5721 7066
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