How will Climate Change impact Maldon?

Created: Friday, 15 March 2019

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre hosted a presentation and conversation ‘Understanding climate impacts in our local community’ on Thursday 28 February. The night was attended by approximately 40 people.

 We heard from presenters Laurel Freeland and Michael Weadon - trained Climate Reality Leaders through Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project – who volunteer to educate communities about the realities of climate change and promote local and global solutions.

 This was an opportunity to join the conversation about what the community value most about the local district, to share our climate concerns and discuss the type of action we need to see.

climate flags launch 119 Photo by Ecologica

 Last year, the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre underwent a strategic planning process and concluded that without a healthy environment, we can’t have a healthy & resiliant community. The MNC Committee decided that part of our strategic focus for the next 2.5 years would include understanding community environmental concerns and the likely impacts of climate change on our community.

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will continue to work in this space, next we will be hosting a Climate Flags workshop on Thursday 11 April, 10 -2pm  – during school holidays. We will be sewing and decorating flags for display at the following Maldon Market: Hand made, Home Grown.

 Climate Flags symbolise community support for action on climate change. Made by the community, for the community, Climate Flags will fly in public spaces and at events to stimulate conversation, reflection and action on climate change and also provide people with the opportunity to get together, to have conversations, to create and to activate change in response to fear, anger and hopelessness.

 We want to inspire local action in Maldon & district to reduce climate emissions and to adapt to a new climate reality.

 We hope you can join us on Thursday 11 April, please contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 or email info@maldonnc.org.au for more information.

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