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Making a Zero Carbon Shoalhaven a Reality


The Shoalhaven community recently got together to achieve big things for homelessness. Community leaders, businesses, inspired individuals, Council, churches and community organisations. We have seen what our community can do when it gets together. Big things, good things. Now it is the environment’s turn.

A forum Living in a Zero Carbon Shoalhaven is being held on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at Ulladulla. The world over is adapting to climate change and Australia is falling behind, with community generated changes the only way forward while the Government continues to flounder and resist.

The event is a call to action for a zero carbon emissions future. An opportunity to hear from the experts and local pioneers who are already working on solutions, to workshop relevant local actions, and network with like-minded individuals and organisations in the Shoalhaven who together can drive change.

It’s important for people to attend this forum because climate change is happening now. The future is disappearing. We are in a climate crisis now.

Many scientists are beginning to think it's too late, but together communities can drive change. Solutions to the problem need to come from the whole community as we cannot rely on government any longer for solutions.

By everyone participating, people can take ownership of the problem and many hands make the outcomes more achievable. The Shoalhaven, and the entire South Coast, is very vulnerable to sea level rise and elevated temperatures. We need to protect it.

The forum is supported by Shoalhaven City Council with mayor Amanda Findley introducing the forum. Keynote speakers including Dr Oisin Sweeney - Senior Ecologist for the National Parks Association of NSW, and Chris Fulton - Associate Professor in Aquatic Ecology, ANU. Local presenters include Pia Windberg who grows seaweed in Bomaderry to tackle climate change, and Jessica Burg from Repower Shoalhaven, a community energy initiative, the Slow Food movement, and the Shoalhaven City Council Sustainability Committee.

Whether you are a community organisation, a community leader, or an individual, this workshop will answer questions, give you direction and connect you with real solutions to work towards in our Shoalhaven community.

DATE and VENUE: Wednesday 30th May, 2018, 8.30am to 4pm

Ulladulla Community Resource Centre 78 St. Vincent’s Street, Ulladulla

TICKETS:

$30 including morning tea and lunch (+$2.33 booking fee)

BOOKING:

Please book and pay through South Coast Tickets:

https://www.southcoasttickets.com.au/events/living-in-a-zero-carbon-world



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