As we approach the festive season it is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and the work of the organisation. This year has been a big one for the Conservation Council of SA.
We have been working hard on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, making sure that the needs of the river, right to the end of the system, are not forgotten.
We are making real progress on the campaign for solar at Port Augusta.
In this edition...
As we edge closer to the implementation of a Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the question must be asked, will it do what it says it will? Will it "protect, restore and provide for the ecological values and ecosystem services of the Murray‑Darling Basin" (Water Act 2007)?
Our campaign to get Port Augusta's coal power stations replaced with solar themal energy has been significantly boosted by the establishment of a Select Committee of the State Parliament to look at the proposal.
Our exciting new incarnation of Green Hubs, the Green Hubs Energy Efficiency Program, is nearly ready to hit the streets. Through this program we will assist community organisations around the state to lower their energy costs and reduce their ecological footprint.
Conserving biodiversity at a truly landscape scale brings many challenges, however good collaboration increases the chance of success.
Many individuals and groups in South Australia make a difference to the environment. The Conservation Council holds an environmental awards event each year to recognise these efforts.