Project update – June

June 14th, 2017

This past month, much of our focus was on the two community planting days held on Sunday 21 May and Sunday 28 May and organised with the support of the Ginninderra Catchment Group.

A big ‘thank you’ to all volunteers who took part. Due to the combined energy and efforts over two weekends, the plantings were an overwhelming success with more than 1600 shrubs planted. This is a great start to restoring a patchy shrub layer in the Box Gum Grassy Woodlands of Ginninderra.

We extend our thanks also to our collaborators Ginninderra Catchment Group, Our Dream Café for refreshments, Horizon coaches for onsite transport and Shelter ACT and Hall Rotary for the barbecue lunches.

If you enjoyed the woodland planting days and are interested in future events like this, make sure you are registered to receive our CSIRO Ginninderra newsletters or keep in touch with Ginninderra Catchment Group and Landcare.

This month, we also published a story on fuelling a hydrogen-powered future. Hydrogen is a logical choice for a fuel of the future, for the simple reason that, when used in electrochemical reactions to generate energy, it emits only heat and water – making it a clean, green option. While it’s already available in a number of makes and models of fuel-cell vehicles, there are still a few barriers to overcome before hydrogen is widely available and universally used.

Further to our commitment to find affordable housing solutions at Ginninderra, some members of our project team had the opportunity to participate in an affordable housing forum in Sydney.  We remain open to hearing about good practice and innovative approaches from around Australia and overseas and exploring what solutions could look like at Ginninderra.

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