Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2014
32 Street trees removed from near the Clarence Park Train Station have been used to make a memorial seat for a long serving volunteer at the Waite Arboretum. About 50 poor per forming ash trees in Canterbury and Parker Terrace were removed, following ex tensive communit y consultation. Much of the timber was secured by Waite Arboretum to be used for wildlife habitats, seating and landscaping. Af ter the death of 91-year-old Torben Davidson, an Arboretum volunteer for 17 years, his family suggested a seat be made in his honour, using some of the wood. A beautiful hand-carved seat was made by his son-in-law, Stephen Killick, a NSW-based sculptor, who spent nine days creating the memorial. Waite Arboretum Curator, Dr Jennifer Gardner says Torben was a “much loved volunteer with a personal connection to the Arboretum going back 85 years”. Dr Gardner, a keen suppor ter of recycling timber since she star ted in her role 28 years ago, says it is the first time large timbers have been carved and placed in the Arboretum. During June and July the City of Unley engaged KESAB environmental solutions to conduct a Bin Tagging program in Parkside and Forest ville. The program is designed to educate residents on how to recycle right. Some residents may have noticed the bin tags that were placed on their bin. Helen and Charlie who reside in Parkside were delighted when they received two smiley faces to demonstrate they were recycling right! To reward them for their efforts, Council provided them with a $90 gift card and a kitchen caddy with liners. Helen and Charlie said that the three bin system has made recycling easier. T hey were fully across the types of plastics that can and can’t go into their recycle bin. “ We can’t drown in our own rubbish and recycling is the best thing to do” says Helen. Helen and Charlie even go the ex tra mile to make slits in their milk bottles to collect plastic lids. “ W ith all this material allowed to go in the green and yellow bin, our waste bin only goes out ever y 3-5 weeks”. Well done Helen and Charlie! The bin tagging has helped reduce contamination in the recycle bin by 19 per cent. The three main types of contamination found in recycle bins were soft plastic (plastic bags and Messenger bags), lids and tissues. The bin tagging program has helped raise awareness about these contaminants. Register Now! garagesaletrail.com.au MADE LOCALLY POSSIBLE BY: Are you looking for some great deals for your next Holiday? Then look no further! INFLIGHT TRAVEL Information Evening Wed 26 November, 6pm Come along for a drink & nibbles to hear our specialists present the latest deals on Cruising, Vietnam & Asia, European Coach Touring with Trafalgar Tours & Great Train Journeys of the World. Bookings are essential rsvp by 18 November to 8373 1220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Was your bin tagged? Charlie of Parkside.
Unley Life Summer 2014