SOS Green Spaces Forum
TEC's SOS Green Spaces Forum On April 1, attracted over a hundred representatives of dozens of community groups from across Sydney and beyond. It was a fantastic day of information sharing and strategy building.
With a packed house, our forum allowed our expert speakers to share the latest research on urban green spaces, which we followed up with a lively discussion around how to build this powerful campaign together to stop the loss of our parks, trees and bushland.
Some of the wisdom shared included: You are three times more likely to exercise if you live near a green space. Many doctors are now prescribing time in a park to promote positive mental health outcomes. The 202020 Vision group will be releasing new data on tree canopy loss in Sydney soon. The results will surprise government and the community!
Green spaces are not only environmental assets but are also of great social and economic value.
The Forum included a presentation by James Grant (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects), Jess Miller of 202020 Vision, and Emily Ryan of the NSW Environmental Defender's Office.
A Big Thanks to all those who attended!
This is an auspicious start to a campaign that will connect communities all over Sydney who have become extremely concerned about the future of our city, its extraordinary natural assets, and the wellbeing of its residents.
As Sydney goes through each growth phase - including spates of inappropriate decision-making by councils and state governments – residents have to make a stand. Sydney's founding families and politicians created a legacy which generations of green space campaigners have nurtured - and now it's our turn.
You can help by joining the campaign and making a donation.
- visit the SOS Green Spaces Map highlighting more than 80 sites of threatened bush and parkland across Sydney and surrounds
- sign the Petition telling the NSW Premier that Our Green Spaces Are Not For Sale
- put your much loved threatened green space on the SOS Green Spaces Map - Contact us today!
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