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Bibra_Lake

Ok, so I don’t really like doing this but hey were all here to make a difference aren’t we?

In the area where I study we have a chain of wetlands that provide rich biodiversity and culture to the region. In recent years however the wetland have been under pressure from urbanisation ( you know the way we live at all).

Bibra Lake and North Lake are worst effected. The climate of Perth has really dried since ive moved here and the ability to fill the lake on a yearly basis have been difficult, However this year there is an abundance of wildlife and its fantastic! Picture this the tall green trees, the green grass, tall wetland reed feeding the baby swans and plethora of bird life. It truly is remarkable! For year we have also been fighting the constrution of a massive freeway through the area. I personally remember going to Protests at the ages of 8 in regards to Stopping the dreaded ROE8!

Despite massive outcry from the public the Environmental Protection Authority has ignored their own previous reports and thousands of community submissions by approving the Roe Highway to be built! Right through one of Perth’s most important wetland ecosystems.

This will mean the loss of Carnabys Cockatoos, Quenda, Obloong Turtle, Our state emblem  – the Black Swan, Wild Flowers, the local environmental education centre and the social location for thousands of visitors to relax in and unwind from the pressures of day to day life.

black swan quenda oblong turtle

So I guess what Im asking is that you help me! we need 2000 signitures on our latest pettition to send to the government we need your help and this is your chance to make a massive difference. Please help me as its a very important cause

STOP ROE8

Thankyou!

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did you know that on average we use 168 plastic water bottles each per year. that’s a huge amount already but when you times that by the amount of people we have in the world that makes it ridiculously crazy!
personally I felt that I lacked knowledge when it came to the use of plastic bottles of water. are they really that bad for the environment as we make them out to be…

so I did a little research for you! I hope the stats are as frightening to you as they were to me

Approximately 1500 bottles end up in land fills and the ocean…….every second of the day! with the worst part being that it takes 700 years before plastic bottles start to decompose, with the potential to take up to 1000 years to fully decompose!

its silly though we complain about the cost of fuel reaching $1.50L here in Perth yet were more than happy to spend $3.50 for 500ml? can you explain the logic behind that? we spend on average $588.00 on water bottles each year

while we continue to use and abuse we don’t recycle the bottles – approximately 86% of plastic bottles aren’t recycled in USA, in NZ it’s 78%.

“Plastics are like diamonds………they really are forever” this is a quote on one of the websites that I looked at and after reading all the info I really began to understand why.

yet the other day i learnt about a first. a new technology placed in the centre of the Perth CBD that had the ability to dramatically change the way my local community abuse bottled water.

ProAcqua a trial technology used in forest chase. in which you get cheap tap, spring or sparkling water at a fraction of the cost… the only catch… YOU have to bring your own bottle! this could be the out mount franklin bottle you continue to reuse or that clunky metal cooler on you got from your dad all those years ago (thanks dad)

isn’t this fantastic!

i have a few questions to post for you guys though. is there anything like this where you live? any environmentally safe and hygienic water station?

and why is it that you think that we have such a poor recycling rate of water bottles? do you recycle yours?

let me know. send me a comment or a private post im curious to hear your thoughts