FREE Waterwise Gardening Workshop Sat 24 Feb

Learn how to have a healthy garden that is still waterwise from South Metropolitan TAFE horticulture professionals.
With over 40% of household water used outdoors, our gardens are great places to start looking at where we can make water savings. Ensuring you are watering to best suit the needs of your garden and lawn, without wasting water can result in big savings. These 90 minute DIY Waterwise Garden workshops are hosted by Waterwise Councils in the Perth metro area, free of charge.

24 Feb, 9:00am to 12:30pm Shire of Mundaring Shire of Mundaring Civic Area, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring Email ruthbroz@mundaring.wa.gov.au or phone 9290 6651 by 22 February

Local Solar Power Plan Proposal

MOTION BEING PUT TO SHIRE COUNCIL MEETING TUES 13, 6.30P

If you feel, like we do, that more needs to be done at a local level to increase the uptake of renewables … then you might be interested in this. A group of enthusiasts from MiT have come up with this proposal to form a working group of community members, Councillors and Shire staff to look at a model that has worked successfully in Victoria. As well as alternative sources of funding. Let us know if you’d like to support this initiative.

We’re in the news!

Woohooooo!! Our little DIVESTMENT success – nearly 2yrs liaising to get the wording changed in the Shire’s Investment policy with the help of the awesome team at 350.org But totally worth it. The photographer didn’t want us to include the signs, but we insisted. After all, lots of people don’t understand what “divestment” means. So we spelled it out. And the really good news: we have an amazing non-fossil fuel- funding bank right here in Mundaring. Mundaring Community Bank Branch has a board of VOLUNTEER Directors, has an ACTUAL OFFICE in town, provides local employment and gives a very significant percentage of its profits back to the community. How many other banks can claim that? Think about it … putting YOUR MONEY where it ALIGNS with YOUR VALUES.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO to link to Sarah Brookes’ great article

Banking on leaving fossil fuel lenders

Candidates Q&A

Did you know that less than 30% of the electorate is likely to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections on Saturday 21 October?

It’s not too late to engage with the process. To try and help, and in line with MiT’s sustainability remit, we created a small poll on our Facebook page and invited people to submit questions. The five we ran with are fairly representative of the types of issues lots of us are concerned about. They were sent to all the candidates for the Shire of Mundaring as listed on the WA Electoral Commission website.

These are the responses so far (in the order listed on WAEC site). Updated , as more arrive.