Model – Sustainability Street update – Newlands
Please find below some more news about the wonderful local work with the Sustainability Street program!
Another SSA Village SnapShot
The Sustainability Street Approach â€“ Newlands
Sounds like a plan.
â€œEating and Meetingâ€ is a staple of Sustainability Street. Newlands got together for a BBQ and planning session last week.
Sam Starr, Sustainability Streets â€œEntertainer in Residenceâ€ 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 â€“ 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 â€œhands up, names downâ€ 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 â€“ Lifelong learning for sustainability
GROW â€“ Do it and measure it,
HARVEST â€“ Feel proud and celebrate,
SOW â€“ SHARE YOUR WISDOM, NOURISH THE NEW CULTURE.