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Earth Committee Projects

 

Guided Nature Walks 2021     

The Earth Committee is promoting this fabulous resource, which has been made available. Relax every Saturday with free guided nature walks in Perth urban bushlands. See the seasonal changes in plant and animal life in your local bushland area. Get out and connect with nature. All walks start at 8.00am on Saturday mornings and run for an hour (or sometimes more). Print off the brochure and keep it handy for future reference.

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Earth Committee Community Collaboration     

RC Karrinyup’s new Earth Committee is charged with caring for the environment in ways, which will bring about positive change in the world. Members recently attended a social event seeking to collaborate with Friends of Trigg Bushland. We look forward to hearing a presentation at a club meeting very soon, as we work with them to achieve our common goals.

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The 2020 Lupathon     

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve is a bushland reserve area, which is home to many species of flora and fauna. Lupin plants were introduced to Star Swamp many years ago to provide feed for cattle, which passed through the area. Unfortunately, they became so prolific that they overran the native vegetation. The Friends of Star Swamp organise an annual event to keep the lupins under control. This year, as in previous years, RC Karrinyup has assisted with Earth Committee member Ross Daniel coordinating the volunteers. It was a very successful day and the fine winter weather saw eight Rotarians and friends turn up to form a Lupathon hit squad. 

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Visit to Greenbatch     

On Friday 14 June, six members of our club, along with other Rotarians, visited the Greenbatch Foundation for an evening tour of their facility in Mount Claremont. Greenbatch explained that they are hoping to build relationships with WA Rotary Clubs to fund the set-up of the educational facility and to assist with the collection of plastic bottles. Both the discussion and tour were most informative and those members who attended have since met and formed a committee to investigate how our Club can become involved in this worthwhile initiative. 

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Greenbatch Foundation     

President Elect Richard Prunster introduced Darren Lomman, seen here with President Robyn Cleaver. Darren, a passionate campaigner for the recycling of plastics to reduce plastic pollution is managing director at the Greenbatch Foundation. GreenBatch is a Perth based social enterprise, which reprocesses plastic bottles into 3D printer filament. As WA’s first plastic reprocessing initiative, the Greenbatch facility will reduce WA’s environmental footprint and prevent millions of plastic bottles ending up in our oceans, landfills, and waste incinerators.

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Coastcare Update February 2019     

Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare is a volunteer group that looks after the care and regeneration of our coastal dunes by eradicating non indigenous plants and weeds and planting appropriate plants for the area. During the 2017 – 2018 year, the RC Karrinyup made a donation to the Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare group to cover the cost of signage, which identifies plants and a banner to display where the group is working.

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The Great Green Crusade     

Rotary International President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant at least one tree before Earth Day on Sunday 22nd April 2018. RC Karrinyup held a tree planting day at Carine Open Space in September. The Great Green Crusade features in the December/January issue of Rotary Down Under with our own Peter Durrant and Mac Horsnell included in the photo spread. If you missed it in RDU, check it out. 

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Kickstarting the Tree Challenge     

Current RI President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree during 2017 - 2018.  Rotary District 9455 Governor Lindsay Dry gifted President Phil with a small shrub, which he presented to Community Service Director Peter to kickstart the program in our club. This is a nice fit with the City of Stirling’s Street Trees objective. Are you up for the challenge? Can we plant 43 trees? Can Rotary plant 1.2 million trees this year? 

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