A quick call out for this special event over the weekend from Friends of Williamstown Wetlands:
Late last year Friends of Williamstown Wetlands received a grant under the Victorian Government’s Litter Hotspots Program to survey the litter collecting along our coast. Hobsons Bay City Council is our partner in this project. We are fortunate to have some beautiful areas in Hobsons Bay, rich in bird life and native vegetation. Litter poses a serious threat to the birds and the marine life along our coastline.
FOWW and HBCC along with Friends of Greenwich Bay, Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care group, Scab Duty and 3016 Beach Patrol are working to reduce the litter as much as possible with the aim of reducing litter in the future. Parks Victoria is also providing assistance with our project.
For over six months we have been monitoring litter coming into selected areas around Williamstown and Newport to determine the source of the litter. Next month we will present our findings to HBCC and the wider community to decide on future actions to minimise litter in our area.
All welcome to our ‘Clean up weekend’
Wader beach for birds not litter:
1st & 2nd August
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Meet and sign in at the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care Group flag (Mel 55 H9)
Free BBQ lunch
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Santorini Restaurant, in Williamstown
Introducing the 'Santorini Lemon Exchange'. We are passionate about local produce and trying hard to focus on sustainability. In our cooking we use lots of lemons everyday and we see many trees locally where the lemons just go to waste. If you have a lemon tree and can't get rid of them then why not bring them to us and we'll reward you for them! Just drop in or send us a message for more details.
Conversations for the Curious (C4C) is a regular session held at Williamstown Senior Citizens Centre every second Friday morning from 10 am - 12.30pm. Subject matter is wide and varied but geared towards those wanting to learn and discuss matters of the world.
This is a summary of a recent Conversation that was shared with Transitions Hobsons Bay.
The Papal Encyclical on Climate Change
At a recent Friday Conversation in Williamstown, we discussed the new papal encyclical entitled Laudato Si – Care for our Common Home. Pope Francis calls on his followers to accept the immensity and urgency of the challenge facing humanity at this time. “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development”, he writes.
Our discussion covered the role of papal encyclicals which carry with them the authority of the Catholic Church. They are clearly more than discussion papers, and Catholics are expected to treat them with respect, even if they disagree with the main arguments. Laudato Si is likely therefore to have a significant effect on the Church, raising the issue of climate change to a new level among many nations in the world.
We also thought that it will influence faithful members of the Catholic Church here in Australia as they ponder its practical implications. And it will further isolate current members of the Abbott government’s Cabinet, many of whom are Catholic, if they continue to dismiss or disparage the
We also rather enjoyed this cartoon.
Conversations for the Curious
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