Festival success

September 05, 2017

Transition Tatura has had a successful year of events and will hold a clean-up-day later in the year.

Transition Tatura has continued a successful 2017 with its fourth Communities Shaping the Future Film Festival — Leadership, Local Community, Environment: Women and Transition Initiatives — held last month.

Transition Tatura spokesperson Ross Musolino said a fabulous day was had by all attendees as the festival celebrated women and their roles within their respective communities.

‘‘The day wouldn’t have been possible without the kind sponsorship of the Greater Shepparton City Council, Rotary Club of Tatura, Tatura Dental Care and Plunkett Orchards,’’ Mr Musolino said.

‘‘Also, the hard-working members of Transition Tatura and our generous hosts at the Gallery Café, Kerryn and Neville, all deserve a big round of thanks.’’

Guest speakers Strathbogie Shire Council’s Kate Stothers, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project chief executive Lisa McKenzie, Greater Shepparton City Council’s Seema Abdullah and Jean Young from Sustainability Victoria, along with 11 short films and keynote film Just Eat It captivated the crowd during the day.

Mr Musolino also highlighted Transition Tatura’s Practical Living Series, which runs throughout the year and continues on Friday, October 27, with the last seminar for this year titled ‘‘Your block, Your street, Your town’’.

‘‘John Laing and Heath Chasemore will discuss biodiversity, native plants and urban and food forests,’’ Mr Musolino said.

Held at the Tatura Community House, supper will be provided and everyone in attendance will also get a free tree.

The cost is just $10 for the evening and bookings are essential; phone Tatura Community House on 58241315 to book and ask for direct debit details or drop-in and pay before October 20.

‘‘As part of Transition Tatura’s ongoing commitment to all aspects of the environment, we will hold another roadside clean-up Saturday, November 25, from 9am,’’ Mr Musolino said.

‘‘We target Dhurringile Rd from the Hogan St round-a-bout to the Midland Hwy and Tatura-Rushworth Rd intersection, from the edge of town to the caravan park.

‘‘We need as many people on board to help make this a success each time.

‘‘If you feel the need to support a cleaner Tatura and a cleaner Australia, feel free to come along and contribute.

‘‘Meet us at the corner of Dhurringile Rd and Hogan St at 9am — the open parking area opposite Whim Inn on Dhurringile Rd.

‘‘From there, car-pooling to various sites will be organised.’’

Mr Musolino said Transition Tatura was a not-for-profit collective of like-minded people that planned and supported community guided responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy.

‘‘Through localisation, energy reduction and community strengthening, our goal is for Tatura and all populations to transition to resilient communities that can readily respond to the challenges and dangers of climate change and oil depletion,’’ he said.

Transition Tatura is the 397th official Transition Initiative.

‘‘If you would like to join our group or get onto our email list, contact myself on 0407845247 or email [email protected],’’ Mr Musolino said.

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