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Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. DIY beeswax wraps 11am–1pm, Saturday 17 November Sunbury Library and Youth Services 51–53 Evans Street, Sunbury Learn how to create your own reusable beeswax wraps to keep your food fresh and plastic free. Bird watching walk 9.30–11.30am, Sunday 28 October Jacana Wetlands Lorraine Crescent, Jacana To celebrate National Bird Week, come along for a walk and talk around Jacana Wetlands to discover Hume's diverse birdlife. The walk will be approximately three kilometres – please wear comfortable outdoor shoes. Kids Clothes Swap 10am–1pm, Saturday 10 November Newbury Child and Community Centre 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn Bring your unwanted children's clothing in washed, wearable condition and swap with others at the Kids' Clothing Exchange. Recycling Week Discovery Bus Tour 9.45am–1.45pm, Friday 16 November Departs from Broadmeadows Customer Service Centre 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows This bus tour will start by travelling to the Rethink Centre at Banyule's Material Recovery Facility where we will learn how used packaging is sorted to be ready for processing. Tour the facility then hop back on the bus to visit Hume's Resource Recovery Centre where you'll find out more about recycling and the services available in our City. Free spring Live Green events To help save paper, let us know if you would like to receive Live Green News by email only. Feedback and contributions are welcome and can be emailed to environment@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2200. hume.vic.gov.au/livegreen This newsletter is printed on Revive 100% recycled paper BOOK NOW hume.vic.gov.au/livegreenworkshops 9205 2473 SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER OCTOBER Frogs after dark 7–8.30pm, Thursday 13 September Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Learn how to identify frogs by their calls and how you can help protect local species. Join us for an optional walk and talk at Jacana wetlands. Participants must provide own transport and are advised to bring warm clothing and sturdy shoes. Sunbury Rings Wurundjeri Tour 10am–1pm, Saturday 15 September Wirilda Court Sunbury Join Wurundjeri Elders for a walk and talk at the Sunbury Indigenous Ceremonial Rings. Free lunch included. Bird watching training 7–8.30pm, Thursday 4 October Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Find out how to identify different types of birds and how you can help Hume's wildlife through citizen science. This event is a collaboration with the Libraries After Dark program. Killara Primary Biodiversity Wonderland Tour 4–6pm, Friday 26 October Killara Primary School 61 Phillip Drive, Sunbury Killara Primary School is opening to the public for tours of their amazing grounds. Killara are on track to becoming a Five-Star ResourceSmart School (a Victorian Government initiative supporting schools to become more sustainable) and recently received a score of 92 per cent for the biodiversity audit. Come and meet ResourceSmart School Teacher of the Year finalist Robyn Smith and the sustainability team. This tour will be student-led.

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