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Page 1 of 7 TO BOOK Nurturing Connections with Nature Saturday 14 July, 9.15am to 2.30pm Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Share your ideas with Council on how we can best connect people with nature and be nurtured in return. This co-design workshop aims to explore various ways our community can be encouraged to help the natural environment in Hume, and how people will benefit from helping nature too. All participants will receive a gift in appreciation for their contribution, with a free catered lunch. Workshop spaces are limited, so don't wait to book your place. Talking waste with the Business Efficiency Network Hume's Business Efficiency Network (BEN) hosted a Waste Forum on 28 March to bring together Hume's recycling businesses with government agencies. A packed room of about 150 people heard about solutions and opportunities to address the growing problem of waste. With China's National Sword Policy restricting the import of contaminated paper, cardboard and plastics, now is the time for local recycling solutions to be put forward. Participants heard from tyre recyclers, paper and cardboard recyclers, food waste experts as well as the Enable Social Enterprise, who provide employment for people with disabilities to transform e-waste into useful products. Full details of the topics covered and experts who spoke at the forum can be found on the BEN's web page (see left). The BEN is a collaborative partnership between Hume City Council and local businesses. Contact BEN Officer Ian Davies for more information on how to get involved. @ FOR MORE INFO Fauna caught on camera Council is conducting fauna monitoring to try to find the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogale. A roadkill specimen was found near Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale. There had been no official sightings in Hume for over 150 years. A Green Army team, in partnership with Parks Victoria and Council, installed remote sensor cameras within Woodlands Historic Park and at Greenvale Recreation Reserve. The movements of animals trigger the camera to take their photo, night and day. The Phascogales still seem to be shy. However, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas, brushtail possums and ringtail possums have been caught on camera, as well as quite a few birds such as the curious Brown Goshawk (pictured). The monitoring program will give a snap shot of the health of our waterways as wildlife habitat corridors and help inform future management on both private and public land. Brown Goshawk 2 LIVE GREEN Hume City Council

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