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More than 120 community eco-events registered for Eco May

May 19, 2017
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Throughout the month of May, Western Australia’s peak environment group the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) is promoting more than 120 eco-themed activities organised by community members and groups across the State.

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The initiative, known as Eco May, is hosted by CCWA and funded by the WA Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. From Kununurra to Esperance, Eco May activities have been registered across the State for this year’s program.

CCWA Director Piers Verstegen says, “Eco May recognises the power of people and communities working together for a sustainable future. The goal is to celebrate people, families, community groups, schools, and councils across WA who enjoy nature, build community, promote sustainability, and help protect our beautiful State.

“Whether you get together for a bushwalk, hold a film night, organise a workshop, lead a cleanup, or promote sustainability in another way - any eco-themed activity or event during the month of May can be registered for Eco May.

“Participants can enjoy healthy living by getting involved with community gardens and workshops for a sustainable, reduced-waste lifestyle. They can also learn important observation skills to help protect WA’s unique birdlife and wildlife, as well as how to revegetate our coastal and terrestrial reserves. 

“There are also opportunities to engage with Aboriginal culture and the arts, through fascinating walks and talks on Aboriginal heritage, bush poetry, and even a play based on the campaign to save Beeliar Wetlands called ‘A Road to Nowhere’.”

Community members are encouraged to participate in Eco May events to connect with local groups and find out about their local environment. A full list of Eco May events can be found at http://www.ccwa.org.au/ecomay2017

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