Mildura Weekly : Friday September 16 Vol 10 No 45
14 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 MILDURA Eco Village will host Sustainability Victoria’s ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign this Sunday in an effort to help educate resi- dents on how to reduce food waste at home. The ‘I Love Leftovers’ promotion shares tips, advice and recipes to help households reduce food waste by making the most of leftovers. Victorian households throw away an estimated 250,000 tonnes of food a year, with the practice also hitting the hip pocket at a rate of $2200 per household a year on average. The promotion aims to help Vic- torian households take simple steps to reduce the amount of food they throw away by seeing the beauty in their leftovers. “Residents can adopt easy meth- ods to help reduce their food waste, while also getting more from their grocery bill,” Mildura Rural City Councillor for Environmental Sus- tainability, Judi Harris, said. “There are practical ways to get more from your leftovers – from last night’s dinner to the last few mush- rooms in your fridge. “Council will be supporting the I Love Leftovers promotion by hold- ing an event at the Mildura Eco Vil- lage to help educate residents on how to reduce food waste at home.” Included will be a pop-up kitch- en, which will showcase how to get more out of leftovers. Sweetpea Cuisine’s Sally Lukey will also prepare a range of recipes using ingredients house- holds commonly have left over, while also discussing the problem and impact of food waste and ideas on how to avoid it. “These sessions are designed to be interactive, with tastings of each recipe, as well as conversations with audience members, as most people have their own tips for reducing food waste,” Cr Harris said. Attendees will take home recipe cards to try new ways of using left- overs, and find out more about Sus- tainability Victoria’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign. Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said by turning left- overs into lunches or new meals households will waste less food, save money and do a little bit for the environment while they’re at it. “The way food waste breaks down in landfill can create methane, a greenhouse gas which can lead to potential environmental and public health risks,” he said. “Avoidable food waste disposed of to landfill has the potential to generate up to 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. “Wasting food has a significant impact on our precious resources too. When we waste food, we also waste the resources used to grow our food and the energy used to process, package and transport food from markets to our homes.” Globally, one-third of all food produced is wasted, with more information about the campaign available online at www.lovefood- hatewaste.vic.gov.au. The I Love Leftovers program will run from 11am to 2pm, with more about the event available by contacting Council’s Environmen- tal Sustainability team on 5018 8100. Mildura Eco Village hosts ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign MILDURA residents will have a unique chance to meet ‘Graham’ over the coming weeks, with the face of the Transport Acci- dent Commission’s (TAC) world-first road safety initiative sure to turn a few heads. Arriving at the Mildura Arts Centre to- day, Graham will be guest of honour at an exclusive VIP opening tonight, before going on public display from tomorrow through to October 2. The lifelike sculpture has been designed by renowned artist Patricia Piccinini – with help from Royal Melbourne Hospital trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and Monash Uni- versity crash investigation expert Dr David Logan – and aims to highlight how vulner- able humans are using the science of human evolution to encourage drivers to think dif- ferently about road safety. In a shift from traditional road safety campaigns, Graham has been designed with physical features that might be present if humans had evolved to withstand forces in- volved in crashes. “Our bodies were not built to cope with the forces involved in a crash, and Graham shows us why we need to improve every as- pect of our roads system to protect ourselves from our own mistakes,” TAC road safety manager, Liz Waller, said. “We will never look like Graham, but we can protect ourselves on the roads by being safer drivers, and driving safer cars at safer speeds on safer roads. “We’re excited for everyone in Mildura to meet Graham at the Mildura Arts Centre.” Ms Waller said that Graham would help local residents understand that “human vul- nerability” was at the heart of road safety. “Our own choices can be part of the solu- tion to get Towards Zero,” she said. Graham’s arrival, and two-week stay in Mildura forms part of a regional roadshow, with the lifelike sculpture having already spent time in Geelong. Mildura will be the second regional cen- tre to host Graham before he travels to Ben- digo, Ballarat, the Latrobe Regional Gallery and Shepparton over coming months. In an Australian first, residents will also be able to use Google Tango (the latest in immersive augmented reality technology) to look beneath Graham’s skin, and better understand how his unique features would work to cushion him from serious injury in a crash. School curriculum has also been devel- oped to enhance the learning experience for students visiting Graham in person or online. Graham will remain at the Mildura Arts Centre throughout the September school holidays, which start next week, with all Sun- raysia residents – young and old – encour- aged to visit. ‘Graham’ arrives in Mildura for extended road safety stay • FACE-TO-FACE MEETING: The Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) world-first road safety initiative, ‘Graham,’ will call the Mildura Arts Centre home for the next two weeks as part of a regional roadshow. Graham arrived in the region this morning, and will be guest of honour at an exclusive VIP opening tonight. IT’S YOUR TIME Tickets on sale now at: Mildura Council’s Deakin Av enue Service Centre Merbein Merbein Library Red Cliffs Red Cliffs Library Irymple Irymple Library Ouyen Council’s Ouyen Service Centre Festival programs and more infor mation: www.mildura.vic.gov.au/seniorsfestival (03) 5018 8100 2 – 9 October 2016 It’s your time to celebrate with lunches, perfor mances, activities and get togethers.
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