Help sow seeds of greener future

CLIMATE change is smashing us with harder heat waves every summer and our predicament is dire.
Parramatta Climate Action Network (ParraCAN) convenor Annie Nielsen says our overheated oceans may become so choked with heat and carbon dioxide “they stop absorbing more of our insults”.

“Such are dangers being faced by all life on this planet, as human industrial civilisation refuses to stop growing,” she says.
Annie says we must nurture what we have and there is an opportunity this Saturday, August 27, with volunteers needed to plant 300 trees at Granville Scout Memorial Park (9am) and Merrylands Park (11am).
ParraCAN received a Commonwealth Grant to celebrate the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee and is using those funds to purchase 150 trees at Memorial Park in Glen Street, Granville, and 150 trees in Merrylands, corner of Merrylands Road and Burnett Street, to keep the neighbourhood cooler on hot summer days.
Annie says the trees will be all native to the areas, with most being Eucalyptus species.
“These trees will be appreciated by wildlife and people in the parks,” she said.
“Trees are essential for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide so are really important for mitigating climate change. These trees also make our local area more liveable during our hot summers and more wildlife friendly.”
There will be morning tea and lunch provided for free along with a plaque unveiling commemorating the Queen’s Jubilee, with Cumberland Mayor Lisa Lake also rolling up her sleeves to help.
To participate, register at for catering purposes or text your name, email and the time/location you will be attending to 0409 398 461.