Greening Moreland Forum – Saturday 30 November

20131130-Greening-Moreland-ForumMoreland Energy Foundation in conjunction with Moreland City Council are holding a forum for residents, community groups and businesses to discuss and network on environmental sustainability issues, to make a greener Moreland.

It is a chance to catch up with the many groups and individuals across the municipality working on sustainability from many different angles.

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 electric car recharging at Fawkner

Moreland Council electric car recharging at Fawkner

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.

I attended the last forum on 25 February 2012, It provided a chance to catch up with the great variety of community groups in Moreland. In all, 68 people attended representing 33 communitygroups or businesses. Two new groups actually formed out of the Greening Moreland Forum: ‘Walk on Moreland’ and ‘Friends of the Upfield Bike Path’. Here is a list:

Adopt A Tree in Moreland
Australian Pensioners Voice
Breathe Architecture
CERES
Climate Action Moreland
Coburg Community Gardening
Coburg Pod
Doing It Ourselves
Friends of Alieu
Friends of Brunswick Station
Friends of Coburg Lake and Surrounds
Friends of Merri Creek
Green Renters
High School for Coburg
Kildonan Uniting Care
Mary Mag’s Community Garden
Merlynston Progress Hall collective
Merri Community Health Services
Merri Corner Community Garden
Merri Creek Management Committee
Moreland BUG
Moreland City Council
Moreland Food Garden Network
Permaculture Inner North
Seniors Panel
The Sharehood
Sharing Abundance
Sustainable Fawkner
Transition Banyule
Transition Coburg
Transition Darebin
Quit Coal
Walk on Moreland

So come along and share your enthusiasm and inspiration with others!

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