Com­mit to a green mind­set

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - IOLA HAGGARTY, FRIENDS OF WAITOETOE PARK

This year Friends of Waitoetoe Park, Hori­zons and PNCC will be plant­ing and mulching trees, to cel­e­brate Earth Day 2017, once again at Waitoetoe Park.

The time is from mid­day to 2.30.pm. with a bar­be­cue and fruit to be en­joyed by ev­ery­one. Come and show your sup­port to com­bat­ing cli­mate change in a prac­ti­cal man­ner, check out the area that was planted last year, and help to mulch the al­ready planted ar­eas.

The theme this year is shar­ing knowledge and rais­ing aware­ness of the need to cut car­bon emis­sions world­wide.

Prac­ti­cal small changes, by re­duc­ing waste, com­post­ing and chang­ing to glass and pa­per in­stead of plas­tic, is some­thing that ev­ery house­hold can aim to do in the next 12 months.

PNCC and Hori­zons are com­mit­ted to green spa­ces, tree plant­ing, bio­di­ver­sity, and waste man­age­ment, and with help from the com­mu­nity these im­por­tant is­sues can be con­trolled, man­aged and min­imised.

PHOTO: HEATHER KNOX

Vol­un­teers dig in at last year’s Earth Day event at Waitoetoe Park.

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