Murrindindi Climate Network

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Murrindindi Climate Network

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"Climate change is a critical issue that cuts across all the different aspects of society and even if everyone only does something small to help, we can together make a considerable difference.

Representatives of different community groups, Landcare groups, outdoor education, Berry Street, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authorities, the Murrindindi Shire, local businesses and other institutions got together last Sunday [March 25th, 2007] at the Molesworth hall to brainstorm ideas on how the community could get involved to address climate change issues. At the end of the day, participants agreed to the formation of a Murrindindi Climate Network.

Organised by Murrindindi Roots and Shoots and Acheron Valley Watch, the Murrindindi Climate Network was arranged in the belief that there are many strategies that can be undertaken to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment, but this requires the support and coordination of many stakeholders under the umbrella of a united network.

The new Murrindindi Climate Network believes that, by working co-operatively, they will have a much stronger voice and greater influence to move Murrindindi towards a more sustainable future."

The Murrindindi Climate Network Inc. is a not for profit apolitical organization, uniting a wide variety of different organizations (for profit and not for profit) and individuals. The Murrindindi Climate Network includes and welcomes institutions across all sectors of the community, as well as individual citizens to an umbrella network with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to consider programs/actions that facilitate adaptation and enhance resilience to climate change at a local level in the Shire of Murrindindi.

The Murrindindi Climate Network Inc. engages in activities that strengthen understanding, co-operation and communication between its members, with planning and decision making bodies, with local community groups, businesses and residents and the broader public. The Murrindindi Climate Network Inc.:

- networks, gathers and disseminates information to enhance public understanding, appreciation of, and involvement in, activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to manage local impacts of climate change;

- conducts MCN activities in the Murrindindi Shire as a whole, and in parts of the Shire to strengthen community spirit and stewardship of natural resources in a climate friendly way;

- promotes responsible life style choices, business practices and technologies on a Shire level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the local impacts of climate change;

- co-operates and networks with organizations, institutions and citizens of neighboring Shires and in the Goulburn Broken Catchment Area to promote climate friendly life style choices, business practices and technologies on a regional level.

- Provides the opportunity for local organizations and individuals to have a voice and work towards a united, consistent approach to Council and to the State and Federal Governments on important Climate Change issues.

(Think global, act local)

Type of group

Network

Primary environmental focus

Climate

Geographic sphere or activity

Local

Primary location

Murrindindi, Victoria

Known address

MCN, PO Box 246, Alexandra, VIC 3714

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Date of known website activity

2018

History of group

Representatives of different community groups, Landcare groups, outdoor education, Berry Street, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authorities, the Murrindindi Shire, local businesses and other institutions got together last Sunday [March 25th, 2007] at the Molesworth hall to brainstorm ideas on how the community could get involved to address climate change issues. At the end of the day, participants agreed to the formation of a Murrindindi Climate Network.

Organised by Murrindindi Roots and Shoots and Acheron Valley Watch, the Murrindindi Climate Network was arranged in the belief that there are many strategies that can be undertaken to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment, but this requires the support and coordination of many stakeholders under the umbrella of a united network.

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