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Model – Sustainability Street update – Newlands

Posted in Events, Models by Ferne Edwards on June 25th, 2008

Please find below some more news about the wonderful local work with the Sustainability Street program!

Another SSA Village SnapShot
The Sustainability Street Approach – Newlands
Sounds like a plan.

“Eating and Meeting” is a staple of Sustainability Street. Newlands got together for a BBQ and planning session last week.

Sam Starr, Sustainability Streets “Entertainer in Residence” kept the kids happy so their parents could concentrate on devising a few projects to strengthen the community and help the environment. Not content with one project, the group decided on a range of projects.

  • A community market
  • A kitchen garden – working with Newlands Primary
  • Community data base / intranet to allow; skill share, tool share, car pooling, book swapping
  • Area history group to record local history
  • Nature strip plantings
  • Linking with and assisting local advocacy groups.

Then it was “hands up, names down” because a project is only as good as the people who make them happen. Stay tuned for project updates.

*The Four Stages of The Sustainability Street Approach are,

MULCH – Lifelong learning for sustainability
GROW – Do it and measure it,
HARVEST – Feel proud and celebrate,
SOW – SHARE YOUR WISDOM, NOURISH THE NEW CULTURE.

Sustainability Street

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