Friday, 6 November 2020

Dear Friends and Owners of Unley,                     

                             I wish to talk rubbish. In 2006 my very first newsletter was about rubbish. 

               Unley is doing comparatively well with rubbish. Already we have made savings of $55,000 last year. But waste management is more than dollars. It is about our environment and the capacity of planet earth to support human life. Proof readers of the newsletter thought my reference to planet B was a typo. It’s not. The 8.3 Million tons enter our oceans in 2020, a great deal degrading into Nano particles coated with poisons. I googled to find…. “The average person now ingests five grams of plastic each week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new report by WWF has found. Researchers found that people are consuming up to 102,000 tiny pieces of plastic of less than 1mm - 250 grams each year - with nearly 90 per cent coming from water, both bottled and tap.”  Climate change is but one of the challenges we face as individuals, as an Unley Community and as a Global issue. 

 I am proud of our community and the work we are doing in Unley. We are cleaning up Adelaide. 

The Summer News attached describes the next step. 

With my best wishes


Mayor's Message - October | City of Unley

Mayor's Message - October. Published on 03 November 2020. In this video, Mayor Michael Hewitson recaps some of the highlights of the Council meeting in late October, including the selection of a new Deputy Mayor, the climate emergency debate and Council's representation of its community in a Representation Review we'd like your feedback on. Tagged as: Announcements.