Moreland was bustling with energy and ideas on Sunday when nineteen community groups and many passionate individuals came together to share ideas on reducing our community’s carbon emissions and ensuring it remains liveable for future generations. The theme of the day was ‘what seed can we plant together to have the biggest impact for future generations.’
We heard about the activities, strengths and support needed of a range of amazing groups including Halpin Street Microgrid, Upfield Urban Forest, Beyond Zero Emissions, Climate Action Moreland, Moreland Bicycle Users Group, Moreland Community Solar, Brunswick Boomerang Bags, CERES, Coburg & Brunswick Good Karma Networks, Merri Murnong Group, Moreland Community Gardening Network, Walsh Street Waste Not project, Peppertree Place, Climate for Change, Moreland Community Child Care Centres, Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children, Urban Orchard, SEEDS Communal Garden, Friends of Talbot and Henkel Streets and of course MEFL!
Big topics for discussion were composting, solar, energy efficiency, transport and urban heat island effect. Several opportunities were identified for the community, council and MEFL to explore solutions together.
Thanks so much for everyone who came and shared ideas – and especially to SEEDS communal garden at Milparinka – who hosted us. And congratulations to Brunswick Boomerang Bags who won the $250 door prize. We hope it will make a big difference to this fledgling group.