June 16, 2018

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Climate 101

TREES PLANTED

A fire-fighter, a doctor, a scientist, a meteorologist and a comedian walked into a room.

And so begun a fabulous day of climate stories, climate data, climate science and climate action. The event was organised by Ecolinc, Bacchus Marsh. A Specialist Science Centre for primary and secondary school students. The Centre prides itself on being a sustainable organisation so when it came to running a conference, it had to be a small carbon footprint one. Food served was vegetation, no water bottles or disposable coffee cups were handed out. Over 100 people attended Climate 101 on Monday June 18th at the Mercure, Ballarat. As a result 100 trees were planted at Flowerdale by Steven and the Flowerdale Landcare group.  
New trees up in the hills of Murrindindi.
Climate change is not something that is going to happen in the future. It is not a future projection. Climate change is happening now and we are being impacted. At Climate 101, attendees heard from experts (both in the lab and in the field) talk about climate change. Why is it happening, what the data is telling us, who is being impacted and what can we do?
Professor Tim Flannery and Mr Rod Quantock spoke about the state of our planet as too did experts working with a changing climate:  a firefighter, a healthcare worker, a marine scientist, a meteorologist and a scientist from the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem CRC. More notes about the day are in the process of being written. Stay tuned. Slàinte – Colleen  

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

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Victoria

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We have a handful of organisations who purchase trees when they can. These organisations are masters of ingenuity when it comes to incorporating tree planting into their business practices.

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May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.