Community Climate Action Plan at Greening Moreland Forum 30 November

November 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

20131130-Greening-Moreland-ForumThe Greening Moreland Forum brings together residents, community groups and businesses interested in sharing and networking on environmental and sustainability issues, greening Moreland.

Moreland Energy Foundation in conjunction with Moreland City Council are organising the forum.

It provides an opportunity to catch up with the many groups and individuals across the municipality working on sustainability issues from many different perspectives.

The event will also provide an opportunity for ideas and input into the creation of the Moreland Community Climate Action Plan being developed by Moreland Council.

An introductory session will use a 2 minute market process, allowing every person an opportunity in turn to speak uninterrupted and explain what they or their organisation are doing regarding environmental or sustainability activities, or areas they are interested in working in.

When: 9.45am to 1.00pm Saturday 30 November
Where: Coburg Town Hall – Concert Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg (Entry at the back via Urquhart St)
Booking: Attendance is free but RSVP at MEFL website is required for Catering purposes
Lunch: Lunch Food provided free after the forum.

Moreland Council has achieved carbon neutrality this year, through programs of energy efficiency, installing solar PV on council buildings, cogeneration facilities at Leisure Centres, purchase of 100% greenpower and purchasing accredited offsets for the remainder. Council needs to continue finding ways to improve energy efficiency and to reduce emissions, and therefore reduce offset credits needing to be purchased.

The next step is to aim for the municipality to become carbon neutral. That involves you and me, our friends and neighbors taking action in our homes, local businesses and transport choices.

Moreland Energy Foundation held their AGM at the Coburg Court House on 29 October. Keynote speaker was Professor Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council who gave an outline of the work of the Climate Commission and the new Climate Council. It provides a serious challenge for all of us to make the changes needed in this the Critical Decade. Watch her presentation below:

The last forum was held in February 2012. It brought together 68 people representing 33 community groups or businesses. Two new groups actually formed out of the Greening Moreland Forum: ‘Walk on Moreland’ and ‘Friends of the Upfield Bike Path’. H

So come along and share your enthusiasm and inspiration with others! If you have leaflets or other information about your group, bring them along to share.

Some members of Climate Action Moreland will be attending. Come up and say hi!

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