Monday, July 16, 2012

warburton environment takes the lead

I was delighted to be invited to talk at a recent Warburton Environment General Meeting. I was asked specifically to speak about the Shire's Ethical Paper Pledge, which council committed to in April, 2011.

Outgoing Warburton Environment President,
Keith Sarah, Cr Samantha Dunn and incoming
President Karina Doughty.
The meeting was very well attended by locals interested in environmental issues in the region. 

The meeting welcomed new Warburton Environment President, Karina Doughty, and paid tribute to outgoing President, Keith Sarah, who has worked tirelessly to continue to raise the issue of logging in the Warburton region of the Central Highlands.

Warburton Environment are currently lobbying VicForests to permanently remove Cement Creek and Starvation Creek from their Timber Release Plans and have an online petition you can sign. 

Warburton Environment were also the organisers for the Biggest Picnic Ever in the Forest (up near Cement Creek), designed to raise awareness about the values of the forest, the endangered species that live there and to highlight just how very precious these forests are.

If you'd like to know more about Warburton Environment or support their activities visit their website here.

If you'd like to find out about the Ethical Paper Pledge click here

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