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Local action – Friends of the Earth Melbourne

Posted in Research, Uncategorized by Ferne Edwards on June 4th, 2007

Friends of the Earth Melbourne has a weekly email newsletter that is sent out to their supporters and other interested gentry. I have included aspects of the latest Newsletter that relate most strongly to issues of urban sustainability here in Melbourne.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Melbourne Newsletter #145, May 24, 2007

Community Collaboration, June 4
Community Collaborations is a monthly meeting of community activists and organisers. CC is a space for sharing knowledge and experience. It is a space to build relationships and trust, and in which to find ways to collaborate. It is about building bridges between the many progressive projects, people, and groups in Melbourne and Victoria – so that we can work together better. It is a space for dialogue and for exploring the complex challenges we are facing in an open, supportive environment.

Our next story night will be held on Monday June 4 5:30pm – 6:00 update, 6:00pm – 7:30 stories by Cate Kyne and Mosese Waqa. Cate Kyne will talk about the international peace movement of the 60’s and 70’s, and Mosese Waqa will talk about civil society organising for democracy in the Pacific Islands. Please bring a plate of food to share. ** Please note: this will now be held at Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton.

Real food group, June 7
We are meeting roughly monthly at present: next meeting is Thursday, June 7: 6.30pm, at FoE.

Reveg day on the Merri, June 10
Sunday June 10: 10am – 1 pm.
End of Bundara st, North Fitzroy (Melways 30 D10). Follow the flags to the planting area.
Tools, gloves and friendly supervision by Merri Creek Management Committee provided as well as a BBQ (including vegetarian). Participants are encouraged to take public transport (tram stop in St Georges Rd) or to ride their bikes. FoE will be supporting Merri Creek Management Committee in this planting – please come along.

Sustainable firewood guide
With winter coming on, we have updated our sustainable firewood guide. It is available at:

To receive the Friends of the Earth Melbourne Newsletter or to participate in their actions, either visit their website, or contact Patrick O’Neill patrick.oneill or Cam Walker

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