Fes­ti­val suc­cess

With even more life­style events to come

The Tatura Guardian - - Front Page - By Tara Whitsed

Tran­si­tion Tatura has con­tin­ued a suc­cess­ful 2017 with its fourth Com­mu­ni­ties Shap­ing the Fu­ture Film Fes­ti­val — Lead­er­ship, Lo­cal Com­mu­nity, En­vi­ron­ment: Women and Tran­si­tion Ini­tia­tives — held last month.

Tran­si­tion Tatura spokesper­son RossMu­solino said a fab­u­lous day was had by all at­ten­dees as the fes­ti­val cel­e­brated women and their roles within their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties.

‘‘The day wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out the kind spon­sor­ship of the Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil, Ro­tary Club of Tatura, Tatura Den­tal Care and Plun­kett Or­chards,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

‘‘Also, the hard-work­ing mem­bers of Tran­si­tion Tatura and our gen­er­ous hosts at the Gallery Cafe´, Ker­ryn and Neville, all de­serve a big round of thanks.’’

Guest speak­ers Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil’s Kate Stothers, Greater Shep­par­ton Light­house Project chief ex­ec­u­tive Lisa McKen­zie, Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil’s Seema Ab­dul­lah and Jean Young from Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria, along with 11 short films and key­note film Just Eat It cap­ti­vated the crowd dur­ing the day.

Mr Mu­solino also high­lighted Tran­si­tion Tatura’s Prac­ti­cal Liv­ing Series, which runs through­out the year and con­tin­ues on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, with the last sem­i­nar for this year ti­tled ‘‘Your block, Your street, Your town’’.

‘‘John Laing and Heath Chase­more will dis­cuss bio­di­ver­sity, na­tive plants and ur­ban and food forests,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

Held at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House, sup­per will be pro­vided and every­one in at­ten­dance will also get a free tree.

The cost is just $10 for the evening and book­ings are es­sen­tial; phone Tatura Com­mu­nity House on 5824 1315 to book and ask for di­rect debit de­tails or drop-in and pay be­fore Oc­to­ber 20.

‘‘As part of Tran­si­tion Tatura’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment to all as­pects of the en­v­i­ron- ment, we will hold an­other road­side cleanup Satur­day, Novem­ber 25, from 9 am,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

‘‘We tar­get Dhur­ringile Rd from the Ho­gan St round-a-bout to the Mid­land Hwy and Tatura-Rush­worth Rd in­ter­sec­tion, from the edge of town to the car­a­van park.

‘‘We need as many peo­ple on board to help make this a suc­cess each time.

‘‘If you feel the need to sup­port a cleaner Tatura and a cleaner Aus­tralia, feel free to come along and con­trib­ute.

‘‘Meet us at the cor­ner of Dhur­ringile Rd and Ho­gan St at 9 am — the open park­ing area op­po­site Whim Inn on Dhur­ringile Rd.

‘‘From there, car-pool­ing to var­i­ous sites will be or­gan­ised.’’

Mr Mu­solino said Tran­si­tion Tatura was a not-for-profit col­lec­tive of like-minded peo­ple that planned and sup­ported com­mu­nity guided re­sponses to cli­mate change and shrink­ing sup­plies of cheap en­ergy.

‘‘Through lo­cal­i­sa­tion, en­ergy re­duc­tion and com­mu­nity strength­en­ing, our goal is for Tatura and all pop­u­la­tions to tran­si­tion to re­silient com­mu­ni­ties that can read­ily re­spond to the chal­lenges and dan­gers of cli­mate change and oil de­ple­tion,’’ he said.

Tran­si­tion Tatura is the 397th of­fi­cial Tran­si­tion Ini­tia­tive.

‘‘If you would like to join our group or get onto our email list, con­tact my­self on 0407 845 247 or email san­dalino@iinet.net.au,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

Great year: Tran­si­tion Tatura has had a suc­cess­ful year of events and will hold a clean-up-day later in the year.

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