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    GATHERING INFORMATION: From left, Stawell War on Waste Group facilitator Jenny Greenberger, Stawell Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Louise Mountfort and Stawell War on Waste Group publicity officer Helga Saunders hope to spread the group’s sustainability message at an upcoming information session.

Stawell sustainability forum to tackle war on waste

As Stawell War on Waste Group continues to grow, leaders are focusing on what people can do regionally that will have a positive impact on a sustainable future.  

The group’s new project, ‘Sustain Planet Stawell – Think Global, Act Local’, will include a public information forum.

The event, at Stawell Neighbourhood House on July 1, will run from 11am to 1pm. 

Organisers hope to gather new ideas about how to minimise waste and live more sustainably.

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Stawell War on Waste Group publicity officer Helga Saunders said members were also using the opportunity to celebrate five years of community engagement as a waste reduction group.

“So far we have achieved great results through workshops, bulk food buying and providing practical information to reduce waste,” she said.

“Our group is steadily growing, and with this, our scope is increasing to navigate toward a more sustainable future.

“For this reason, we have changed our focus from a one-issue group to one that will engender practical sustainability at a local level.

“Some of the future activities planned include a repair café, upcycling, growing vegetables, composting, preserving, sewing and cooking nutritious foods on a shoestring.”

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