Sus­tain­abil­ity group an awards fi­nal­ist

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Tran­si­tion Mar­garet River has been an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist for the Land­Corp Sus­tain­abil­ity Award in the 2017 Western Aus­tralian Re­gional Achieve­ment and Com­mu­nity Awards.

The awards are op­er­ated by Awards Aus­tralia, which ac­knowl­edges in­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses and com­mu­nity groups who make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to re­gional ar­eas.

Tran­si­tion com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Au­gusta-Mar­garet River Shire coun­cil­lors and of­fi­cers, mem­bers of Fair Har­vest and Cape-toCape Plas­tic-Free and Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion Mar­garet River. Tran­si­tion’s Karen Ma­jer said mak­ing it to the fi­nals re­flected the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s lead­er­ship to­wards a more sus­tain­able and re­silient com­mu­nity life­style.

“We’ve got an amaz­ing com­mu­nity which loves its en­vi­ron­ment and is also very so­cially con­nected with a high level of vol­un­teerism and ac­tion,” she said. “Tran­si­tion is an idea whose time has come. “It fits so closely with the ethics so many of us have. “One of the big things about Tran­si­tion, apart from re­duc­ing our car­bon foot­print, the other big part of it is com­mu­nity re­silience in the face of the chang­ing world we live in.”

Win­ners will be an­nounced at the Hy­att Re­gency Perth on Oc­to­ber 20.

Back: Felic­ity Haynes Jackie Dick­son and oyd Wykes. Front: Lyn Ser­venty and Karen Ma­jers, Jodie Lane and Laura Baily with baby Is­abelle.

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