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Media Release: Find out what climate change is all about

By October 31, 2007No Comments

Heard about climate change but not sure how you make a difference?

Then come along to Maroondah City Council’s free workshops on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency during November.

Councillor Alex Makin said the first workshop, All About Climate Change focuses on exploring the issue of climate change and the concept of an ecological footprint.

“Featuring a presentation by an Al Gore Climate Ambassador, the workshop will provide a a greater understanding of how our climate is changing and how this will impact our lives and our families,” said Cr Makin.

“It also explains the importance of energy efficiency and how, as a society, our behaviours and attitudes need to become more environmentally sustainable,” said Cr Makin.

“The second workshop, Combating Climate Change at Home, will offer practical advice on what people can do at home to save energy and reduce their ecological footprint. The workshop will cover a wide range of suggestions from something as simple as turning off superfluous lights to incorporating efficient design into buildings and renovations,” said Cr Makin.

“I wholeheartedly encourage the Maroondah community to come along to one, or both, of the workshops. Council has an ongoing commitment to the Maroondah community regarding sustainability issues, because what we do today will have a major impact on the future of our environment,” said Cr Makin.

  • All About Climate Change will be held on Tuesday 20 November, with registrations closing on Tuesday 13 November.
  • Combating Climate Change at Home will be on Tuesday 27 November, with registrations closing on Tuesday 20 November.

Both workshops will be held from 7.00pm until 9.00pm at the City Offices, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood (Melways 50 A7), or bus route 670 along Maroondah Highway (from Ringwood or Croydon Stations – call Metlink on 131 638 for timetable information).

Places are limited to 80 for each workshop.

For further information or to register your place, please call 9298 4261.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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