Representatives from the Congolese community discuss opportunities at the Forum
The Ethnic Communities' Council (ECC) recently hosted Sydney's first Multicultural Leaders Forum on Climate Change, in partnership with the Auburn Community Development Network (ACDN).
The forum was held at Auburn Town Hall and attracted more than 60 community representatives, who discussed a range of initiatives community organisations could take to promote environmental action, at both an organisational and community level.
Organic coffee was provided by Djebena Ethiopian Coffee
Participants were treated to inspirational presentations from Mindjingbal man, Clarence Slockee (Aboriginal Education Officer at the Botanic Gardens Trust and ABC Gardening presenter), and 2010 NSW Green Globe Sustainability Champion Ms Deepanjali Gupta, climate change activist and co-founder of the Indian Youth Climate Network.
Case studies of current initiatives were presented by representatives from ACDN, ECC's Ethnic Communities Sustainable Living Project and the Al-Ghazzali Centre. Special thanks to Denise Anderson from the Local Government & Shires Association, who stepped in at the eleventh hour to present on Climate Change? the Facts, and to Pino Migliorino, Chair of FECCA, for facilitating the event. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org