Sterling Job by Lobethal Volunteers in Cleaning up Australia

Sterling Job by Lobethal Volunteers in Cleaning up AustraliaFive Lobethal Community Association Inc (LCA) volunteers worked for two hours on Sunday afternoon, March 7th, picking up rubbish from the Old Woollen Mill corner along Woodside Road to Kayannie Corner, Lobethal. The day coincided with Clean Up Australia Day and these five volunteers were a part of more than 61,000 volunteers Australia-wide caring for the environment and their local communities. The LCA is supported by the state program KESAB.

The small size rubbish was mainly drink and fast food containers, confectionary wrappings and beer bottles. Approximately 30 recyclable drink containers were retrieved. Larger rubbish was made up of various car parts, a motor bike tyre, a small car tyre and a 2 gallon empty fuel tin. Clothing this time was outer wear (last clean up it was underwear), such as tops and jackets. Cigarette boxes and butts continue to be discarded on the roadside. An audio cassette titled Learning to swim upstream was found; irony on our task of clearing rubbish once again along this road. Continue reading

The Uraidla & Summertown Show

Uraidla and Summertown ShowPhotos and story by Kendrea Rhodes

Sustainability was the buzzword once again this February in Uraidla. The seventh Sustainability Fair, running in conjunction with the show, was jam-packed with cutting edge concepts that can be applied practically in our day to day lives. Sophie Thompson, from Gardening Australia, spoke about types of soils and the effects of grey water. Other informative lectures and demonstrations incorporated holistic gardening, water usage, solar power, energy efficiency, composting, recycling, native animals, the Coorong, earth-friendly products and home sustainability. Continue reading