Last Friday saw a good roll-up to the Celebrating our Environment day, organized and delivered by the local community. It was held at the Violet Town Community Hall and included a star studded program, jam-packed with content – view the day’s Program here.
Our MC for the event was Prof. Kate Auty, Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. The Violet Town Community Puppeteers kicked us off with their presentation of a “Bush Story” (written & directed by Helen Keighery). Then we had the good news stories from a variety of individuals and community groups, followed by Greg Moore, a well-known speaker and former Principal of Burnley College, Univ. of Melb., who informed and entertained the audience with a talk entitled The Value of Trees in Farms, Parks and Roadsides as Climate Changes. After Greg, four other speakers offered their views on a variety of topics (see the Program link, above). The day’s formalities ended with a Speaker Panel, Q&A session and suggestions from the audience about important local environmental issues. A summary of these issues/ideas will be presented to the Shire’s Environmental Sustainability Committee in the near future.
Here are some images from the day. Click on a photo to enter the slide-show.