We All Eat26 Mar 2017
This week Fair Food Forager had the pleasure of talking to a beautiful audience of environmentally conscious community members.
The event ‘Talking Landcare – Put Soul in Sustainability” was run by Landcare Illawarra, an organisation that regenerates and restores the natural environment by using volunteered skills.
Alison Mellor spoke. With her husband, Alison created an off grid sustainable life from an ordinary house and garden in the suburbs. Read about it here.
Building Systems Innovation Specialist, Lloyd Niccol spoke of retro fitting homes to create Net Zero Energy living powered by solar. Read on
Lloyd Niccol and Alison Mellor
And Fair Food Forager.
There it is: shelter, water, energy and food. Things that we all need, things that heavily impact the environment. Fantastic information and insights for everyone to soak up.
Personally, I love talking to groups of people who give up their time to learn about or help the environment. I love the enthusiasm, the appreciation for the natural world, for the vistas, sounds, smells and wonder of a system of which we are just a one part. It is inspiring.
But one of my favourite things in nature. A tree frog.
I think this love of the planet creates in us a realisation that we are all connected, through the air we breathe, the water in our bodies, the minerals that build our cells. There are no races or country borders in this world, just organisms needing the same elements for survival.
And there is satisfaction in talking to a group of people who realise we can, through our actions, make a real difference, whether by sharing our knowledge or using our labour. We can leave the world a better place than we found it.
The speakers could have talked about anything that night, because those who care about the planet get it. They know we all have the power to change the world, and we can do it in different ways. Fair Food Forager's method is by tackling foods contribution. And surely this is yet another important approach. After all, we all eat!
Thanks Megan Rowlett for putting the event together.
Paul Hellier - Founder
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