Dear Livewell friends and supporters; you are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Livewell Clusters Incorporated on Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7-9 pm at the Collingwood Library Meeting Room, Stanton St Collingwood (opposite the town hall and next to Collingwood Station).
The evening will include:
A short formal AGM, with general and financial reports and the selection of next year’s committee.
· A motion to change the name of the incorporated association from ‘Livewell Clusters Incorporated’ to ‘The Livewell Project Incorporated’.
· A round-table discussion addressing the question: ‘What has to happen for Yarra to become a zero-carbon city?’ preceded by an introduction to the topic by Friends of the Earth Campaigns Coordinator and 2014 Frank Fisher Award winner Cam Walker. (We are talking here about zero-carbon for the whole Yarra community, not just the council, and we are focusing on what ordinary residents can do to advance this goal.)
· Food and drinks and time to chat, as this winds up the year for Livewell.
After a busy 2015, this year has been quieter for Livewell, but two developments are worth noting.
Firstly, we are hopeful of gaining funding from the City of Yarra for several projects related to composting and to low-carbon living for renters and apartment dwellers (and we may have news on this by the time of the AGM).
Secondly, we obtained additional funding from the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living to produce an online Guide to Starting a Livewell Group. This has now been produced and will be distributed to sustainability departments in local councils across Australia in early 2017. Staff in these departments will be invited to publicise the Guide in their municipalities so that anyone who wants to start up a Livewell Group with their friends, neighbours or others they know can do so.