Reinstate Ongoing Urban Agriculture Funding in City of Yarra Now
- Glenda Lindsay
- Closed on
- friends and colleagues
Thanks everyone: Yarra Urban Ag funding is back!
Your hundreds of online petition signatures/comments moved Yarra Councillors to reinstate Urban Ag Facilitator & project funding for another year. Yay!
Please send them a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) congratulating them for their wisdom/foresight in investing in Yarra's leadership in local food resilience through the the Urban Ag Facilitator's vital work supporting neighbourhood foodgrowing initiatives... and encourage them to maximise ongoing community benefits by making the Urban Ag position full time & the funding permanent!
Onya fellow eaters/foodgrowers ;-)
AS the single most effective way of reducing our environmental footprint, ‘foodmiles’’ & foodwaste to landfill (responsible for around 40% of greenhouse emissions) growing & sharing food locally gives our diverse community increased access to healthy activity; fresh, nutritious food, neighbourhood connectivity, skillsharing, social enterprise opportunities and local resilience in a time of rising transported food costs, population densification and climate change.
WE, the under-signed residents & supporters of City of Yarra’s stated priority of : “STRENGTHENING URBAN AGRICULTURE” (in Council-initiated surveys, and as a transparent commitment to our community in Council Plan 2013-2017) are deeply disturbed that ongoing funding for Yarra’s innovative, successful and widely recognised leadership in local Urban Agriculture initiatives has been axed from Councils 2014/2015 Draft Budget.
PLEASE HONOUR YOUR COMMITMENTS: REINSTATE ONGOING URBAN AGRICULTURE FUNDING NOW!
The Reinstate Ongoing Urban Agriculture Funding in City of Yarra Now petition to friends and colleagues was written by Glenda Lindsay and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.