Toxic Free Fawkner is campaigning to get the properties that were part of the old NuFarm site cleaned up and opposing inappropriate development of these properties.
Later this week the group will be showing a film to help raise funds for the campaign. This is to raise money for a VCAT case about the toxic site at 102 McBryde St Fawkner.
This site isn’t any contaminated site. It is one of a small number of sites in Australia that is contaminated with dioxin.
Several dangerous chemicals were produced on the site, but the most dangerous one is dioxin. Dioxin is a by-product of the chemicals that were produced on the site 24-D and 245-T. These two chemicals make Agent Orange if they are mixed together.
The group are screening a film about the impact of dioxin on a New Zealand community and the campaign to get the site cleaned up.
Thursday 19 April, 7.30pm
Fawkner Primary School, corner Lorne St & McBryde St, Fawkner
(enter from McBryde St)
Entry $15 waged/ $5 concession/ $20 solidarity
Register to go on Facebook:
Join us for a screening of The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localisation, followed by a panel discussion with producer and director Helena Norberg-Hodge.
Where: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston
When: Sunday, 1st May, 6.00pm
Venue is open to ticket holders from 5.00pm
($15, concession $10; bookings 8470 8280)
Both hard-hitting and inspirational, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ reveals some uncomfortable truths about today’s global economy, which is creating divisiveness, financial instability and environmental breakdown worldwide. In stark contrast, it shows how people around the world are already engaged in exploring alternative visions of prosperity: uniting around a common cause to build more ecological, more human-scale, more local economies.
The film features a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, and Clive Hamilton.
More Information: www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org
Event sponsored by: Moreland City Council, City of Darebin, Permaculture Melbourne, Transitionnetwork.org, Permablitz and Sustainable Fawkner
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