As we know, forests are crucial to our future well-being.
They are biodiverse, contain most of Earth’s living species, protect soil and water resources, contribute to the carbon cycle by storing carbon and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions, and generally help to stabilise the climate. They also have great significance socially and culturally.
Come along and hear more about our National Parks and their future from the perspective of our panel of speakers:
Dr Chris Taylor will be giving an overview of the importance of our native forests. Chris has a wealth of experience in the study of forests ranging from forest certification to analysing projected climate change on agriculture. He is currently researching the analysis and modeling of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture at Melbourne University.
Steve Meacher will be talking about a topic very close to his heart and that is the Leadbeaters Possum. Steve lives on the edge of the Toolangi National Forest and is President of ‘Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum’. He has had a long history of caring for the environment and the community in which he lives.
Samantha Dunn is the Member of the Legislative Council representing the Eastern Metropolitan area. As Victorian Greens Spokesperson for Forests, she will be speaking about how we can protect and preserve Victoria’s beautiful forests.
A raffle will be drawn on the night for a magnificent Kay Carlson quilt. The quilt will be on display and tickets will be available on the night.
Supper and drinks will also be provided!
Cost: $5 or gold coin for concession.
In the meantime, don't forget to sign the Greens' petition to end native forest logging and sign up to get involved in the Possums Not Paper campaign here: http://possumsnotpaper.org.au/
Looking forward to seeing you there!