17 Jun, 2014

Go Green in June

Go Green this June with a selection of events and activities all about the environment and sustainability happening throughout the month, presented by members of the Adelaide city community.

Discover the essential life of bees, share a Paddock to Plate Dinner, watch a doco at the mini film festival, learn about self-sufficiency, create a winter veggie patch, tour the Wingfield Recycling Centre and understand sustainable building techniques.

Acting Lord Mayor Natasha Malani said City of Adelaide is committed to building a sustainable city.

“Managing our resources and looking after our environment is vital to ensure our beautiful city stays that way for generations to come.

“For Go Green month, we invited the community to deliver events that could demonstrate sustainable living, showcase projects, build awareness and teach people techniques for living a more sustainable life.”

Go Green month was launched on World Environment Day on Thursday 5 June by Common Ground, which provides affordable housing in mixed community settings to low income people and those at risk of homelessness.

The Common Ground team has been working with City of Adelaide’s sustainability team to make changes to their waste management program at their Light Square premises.

Infrastructure Manager Charlotte Carmody said World Environment Day was a perfect day to celebrate and launch Common Ground’s new waste management system at the Light Square site.

“We were lucky enough to have David Bland from the City of Adelaide come and speak at our launch about the collaborative work that Common Ground and the ACC have been doing in relation to waste management, and the implementation of the new program was greatly assisted through generous donations of kitchen bins, biodegradable bags, recycling crates, and signage from the City of Adelaide,” she said.

Other activities on during Go Green month include gardening and practical sustainability in the home workshops and talks that explore sustainable living techniques and provide insights into self-sufficiency.

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Rebecca Draysey