Saturday, June 19, 2010

An easy way to get trees planted

Recently, CENTROC* - a body of Central NSW Councils (Centroc) launched the Shiny Halo Blog – an initiative to encourage action for a more resilient future.

* CENTROC - involving the Local Government Areas of Bathurst, Blayney, Boorowa, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Harden, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Upper Lachlan, Weddin , Wellington, Young and Central Tablelands Water.

The blog features stories on individuals, businesses, community groups, schools and organisations and how they are contributing to making a more resilient community.  Some of the stories to date have included:
In the words of the blog - "The Shiny Halo is also an opportunity for you to share and find useful ideas, experiences and inspiration. Each week we’ll be putting up new articles about the inspiring and often groundbreaking actions being taken by Councils, Businesses, Community Groups, Organisations, Schools and Individuals in Central NSW. Then, on the 29th July 2010, we’ll be presenting the Inaugural Country Energy Shiny Halo Awards for each of these categories at the Centroc Summit at the Mount. (Centroc is the Regional Organisation of Councils in Central NSW, Australia.)"

By leaving a comment on any of the stories or as a general comment on the Tree Xchange and sharing an action that you have undertaken you can get a tree planted in the CENTROC area.  How easy is that - I have many trees planted already.

So please log on and "let us know of any positive things you’ve done, or are doing, to help build social and/or environmental resilience, and we’ll plant a tree for you in our region. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, is welcome to get involved in this project and every time you add a new comment about something you’ve done (in the section at the end of each article), we’ll plant another tree for you!"

What an exciting initiative.... so check out the Shiny Halo Blog now...

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