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Ideas to help preserve the beauty and sustainability of our environment
The Berry Alliance has a strong focus on promoting sustainability within the community. Sustainable Berry articles appear regularly in the Town Crier, covering a variety of issues of local and global importance. Subjects covered include curbing the consumption of single use items, in particular plastics; reducing power use (and bills); minimising waste and landfill; encouraging and protecting native habitat; and tips for ethical shopping.
The articles cover a broad variety of topics to assist the community in sourcing current and relevant information. The Berry Alliance supports and champions local businesses and projects that have an environmental focus. Listed below are all published Sustainable Berry articles, with new articles added regularly. This is a resource to encourage your family, work place or community group to live a little more sustainably.
Tracks to the Future is a sub-committee of the Berry Alliance that raises money to build footpaths, cycleways and shareways in and around Berry.
Recycling and waste information, cleanout programs, and website links to services for recycling items such as fridges, mattresses and medication.
This month’s column highlights other tips for power savings in the colder months by performing a number of free and minimal cost actions to your hot water heater, lighting, and appliances.
As a way of helping to reduce waste and encourage reuse, the Alliance has funded the purchase of bamboo fabric shopping bags and Keepcup reusable coffee cups, which we will be giving to residents of Berry.
2014 saw a surge of activity with our funding of reusable cups and bags, and a push by the community group, Only One Earth, towards making Berry plastic bag free.