This organisation was formerly known as the Albury Wodonga Sustainability Alliance and this document updates the contacts and descriptions of the each of the groups involved
A ‘Let’s Live Sustainably’ Forum was held on June 5th 2007 in the Wodonga Civic Centre to promote community action on climate change. This resulted in the formation of Albury Wodonga Sustainability Alliance. In 2009, Transition Towns Albury Wodonga was launched involving the following groups. Contact Ian Longfield for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Albury Wodonga Environment Centre Inc. (AWEC) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008. AWEC members engage in hands on activities such as propagation and revegetation of local endemic plants, attend fairs and festivals with information stalls, carry out environmental education programs such as composting demonstrations, prepare submissions on local and regional issues and are involved in campaigns such as the protests against the Lake Cowal gold mine.
Contact Dennis Black 02 6024 9873 email@example.com
The Border Eco-living Program (BELP) is a program to help locals better understand and reduce their environmental footprint. We began by hosting five monthly meetings in 2007 and 2008 to discuss topics such as conserving energy, water and fuel as well as green shopping, eating and finance. In 2009, we hosted Sustainable House Day in Albury. This year, four Wodonga homes will be opened to showcase the range of ways households are improving their environmental impact, comfort and reducing their bills.
Contact Karen Retra 02 6021 8838 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wodonga and Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH) is an apolitical lobby group which aims to communicate with influential people in our community and encourage them to take urgent and appropriate action to address climate change. WATCH has engaged in face-to-face meetings with politicians and bureaucrats from local, state and Federal governments. An electronic newsletter, WATCHWORD, is sent out approximately once a month.
Contact Jenny Davies 02 6020 8275 email@example.com
Lizette Salmon 02 6059 4185
WATCH website: www.watch.id.au
Albury Wodonga Pedal Power is a Bicycle Users Group (BUG). Our aims are to get more people cycling and to act as a voice for cyclists. This is done by communicating the views of cyclists (and would-be cyclists!) to local councils; promoting cycling for its environmental benefits, for transport, health and recreation as well as improving road safety for cyclists. AW Pedal Power also provides social opportunities for cyclists who wish to meet others with similar cycling-related interests or abilities.
Contact Tony McLeod-Nibbs firstname.lastname@example.org
Seedsavers Albury-Wodonga aims to establish a local community seedsaver's network and seedbank of useful plants that are: open pollinated or a heritage variety, maybe rare or unusual, are locally grown, are of wide a variety as possible, are of high quality and are accessible to everyone. We meet regularly to swap seed, share growing food stories and celebrate growing our food in our backyards.
Contact Lou Bull email@example.com
VicRelief Foodbank ‘Street Harvest’ Project
The Street Harvest project seeks to share excess fruit and vegetables from residential gardens to neighbours and emergency relief agencies. Help increase access to fresh, nutritious and healthy food to people in financial crisis, homeless and the elderly by dropping it off at Uniting Care Albury Wodonga Food Share at 1 Nilmar Ave in Wodonga. Become a “Street Champion” by volunteering your services to help map possible gardens with excess produce, to help pick and tend gardens for the elderly.
Contact Catherine Byrne 0437001819 firstname.lastname@example.org