Category Archives: Environment

Earth Hour – Saturday, March 25 8.30-9.30pm (local time)

Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the ‘lights off’ event. Just one year later, Earth Hour became a global phenomenon with over 35 countries, and an estimated 50-100 million people … Continue reading

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National Tree Day

Last Sunday, July 31, was National Tree Day. While some groups planted 100’s of trees, we planted just one: a carefully chosen Eucalyptus crenulata.  We will be able to see it from the windows in the Learning Centre and when … Continue reading

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Today, October 16 is World Food Day

In Australia, when it comes to food we are so fortunate.  There is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, the range of foods is enormous, the quality is high, food handling standards are strict, and the influence of many … Continue reading

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Season of Creation

For a number of years now, Sophia’s Spring has participated in the Season of Creation during the month of September.  Below Norm Habel tells how it came to be that many churches the whole world over set aside September to … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” — Jane Goodall Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to … Continue reading

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September 21 – Be Heard!

MELBOURNE  When: 11am, Sunday 21st September 2014 Where: Meet at State Library, march to Treasury Gardens RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate/7675

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Upcycling – this Wednesday night

Wednesday night is our last Winter Soul Food event.  It is a workshop about remaking old clothing or Op shop finds into something new; giving it a new lease of life.  This is another skill in the armoury of people … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5

Raise your voice, not the sea level. World Environment Day  is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The theme for the 2014 event is ‘Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level’, in … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Merri Creek

Today, some more good news about the water health in the Merri Creek.   On a recent Saturday, one of the staff and his fishing obsessed son were trying to catch carp in the creek.  They were using a bait of … Continue reading

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Advent 2 : Peace to the Earth

Jan concluded her reflection this week with these words: “We each need to find our way to live in harmony with the earth.  Although I have been seriously tempted to do so, I don’t want to just opt out of … Continue reading

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