Monday, April 02, 2012

environmental achievers keep on keeping on

It was terrific to catch up with our Environmental Volunteers over the weekend at the Yarra Ranges Thank You event.

Here I am pictured with our Young Environmental Achiever of the Year, Jordan Crook and Environmental Achiever of the Year, Irene Peary of Macclesfield Landcare Group promoting Fin Free Ranges and Sharkwater (for more info see below).

Our environmental volunteers do a great job protecting, enhancing and restoring our environment. Passionate about our region, they spend countless hours working to make Yarra Ranges a better place.

Our Young Environmental Achiever of the Year, Jordan Crook, is embarking on a new project, Fin Free Ranges. Jordan wants to raise awareness of the plight of the world's Sharks and the impact of shark finning on the population of this apex predator. With Fin Free Ranges Jordan aims to rid the Shire of Yarra Ranges of Shark Fin Soup.

On Friday the 13th of April (6pm) Fin Free Ranges will launch at the Belgrave Library with a screening of multi award winning documentary “Sharkwater” followed by idea sharing on how to raise awareness and take action for Sharks. You can find out more about the event on facebook.

Jordan has asked that I raise a motion on the issue at council. I'll be working with Jordan on learning more about how the City of Toronto became Shark Fin Free to help inform that motion.

It's terrific to see young people dedicate countless hours to the protection of the environment, Jordan certainly is a worthy winner of our Young Environmentalist of the Year.

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