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Environmental forum aims to connect communities

Published: Thu 13 Jan 2011 03:22 PM
Environmental forum aims to connect communities
Want to learn how to be environmentally self sufficient and more involved in your community?
Lower Hutt Transition Towns and Hutt City Council are inviting the public to a free community enviro-forum which aims to connect communities through environmentally sustainable projects.
Transition Towns member Richard Morrisson says the forum is an opportunity for people to come along and show an interest in meeting regularly to discuss ideas such as a foraging map, more market gardens and enviro-education in Lower Hutt.
“The ultimate purpose of the forum is to ensure tomorrow’s community has the resources it needs to preserve the environment for another generation,” says Mr Morrisson.
Mayor Ray Wallace says council’s support of the forum demonstrates its commitment to the environment.
“I want us to take the lead to protect and conserve our precious environment for the benefit of this generation and the next and this forum is a good example of that.”
The forum will be held at the Horticultural Hall supper room, 32 Laings Road, on Tuesday 1 February at 7pm.
Following the forum a series of self-sufficiency seminars are planned which will look at the issues of food, water, energy, transport and community. Details of these seminars will be advertised shortly.
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