February 2nd was World Wetlands Day. I cruised on down to the upper parts of Merri Creek at Moomba Park at Fawkner in the late afternoon light to check out our local wetlands. The creek here appears to be in good condition with relatively few signs of physical pollution (plastic, rubbish).
Freshwater wetlands are important carbon sinks says a new scientific study. The Australian Conservation Society commissioned an economic study of the Hattah wetlands within the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in northern Victoria estimating the economic value of wetlands conservation and found that if healthy water levels are maintained, each year the wetlands provides millions of dollars in economic services such as water filtration, flood control, water storage and habitat preservation for maintaining biodiversity.
Come along on Saturday 14th January for our first Food Swap of 2012.
We will be setup between 10.30am to 12.30pm at Fawkner Community House.
Just come to the end of the car park for Fawkner Pool.
We had a successful food swap and jumble sale here on 10th December. Lots of clothes and great books were available.
Sustainable Fawkner December Food Swap and Jumble sale
Caption: Zero Carbon Moreland stall at the Fawkner Festa
Zero Carbon Moreland has invited Sustainable Fawkner to talk at their monthly pub night for Moreland residents this Thursday. Dave from the Merlynston group is also talking.
The discussion will be about community space and community resilience. If you’re free, come along!
Details are: Thursday 10 November from 6-8pm at the Edinburgh Castle, cnr Albion St and Sydney Rd Brunswick, in the little dining room.
Photo of the first Fawkner food swap in June 2010