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“The water circulators will interrupt
the stratification of the water in the
lake, so the nutrient can stay
Triathlon ACT general manager
Mathieu Meriaux is hoping the NCA
is on the right track.
Seventy per cent of the organis-
ation’s events were affected by lake
closures last season – most of which
were due to high levels of blue-
“We’re not sure about the real
impact these machines will have in
the short term, we can only hope,”
Mr Meriaux said.
“I can only say we’re looking
forward to seeing the impact and
hopefully we’ll have a nice triathlon
The first event Triathlon ACT has
scheduled for the lake is the selec-
tion race for the triathlon world
championships on December 18.
“We are expecting to have great
participation levels ... so we have
our fingers crossed,” he said.
“If the lake becomes swimmable
all year round then it will be a great
season for triathlons and we’ll be
able to promote the sport in Can-
berra, which after last year I wasn’t
so sure about.”
Markets environmentally savvy
Kingston Bus depot markets co-owner Morna Whiting and Greenhouse Emporium’s Lawson Cole are preparing
for Green Savvy Sunday.
Picture: Elesa Lee
VISITORS to this weekend’s Old Bus
Depot Markets will get more than they
The second annual Green Savvy
Sunday will be held from 10am to 4pm
in a bid to showcase the various ways
in which Canberrans can choose to
lead more sustainable lives.
About 40 out of the regular 200
market stallholders will offer a wide
variety of eco-friendly products, as
well as information on recycling, solar
technology and organic food pro-
Old Bus Depot Markets owners
Morna Whiting and Diane Hinds
decided to hold Green Savvy Sunday
again after the event’s resounding
success in 2010.
“We had some really big crowds last
year,” Ms Whiting said.
While the markets themselves have
been recycling and offering reusable
bags for a number of years now, she
said they wanted to do more for the
“What we’re trying to do is bring
together government departments,
community groups and businesses ...
we think that everyone can do their
little bit,” she said.
“I think Canberrans are very open to
the whole idea of sustainability ...
we’re an ideal city in which to be as
sustainable as possible.”
This year’s event will feature an all-
day guest speaker program, including
Australia Institute executive director
Dr Richard Denniss, who will present
his views on the carbon tax.
Armada Solar director Justin Ryan,
One-Eco’s David Hocking and Can-
berra’s Sustainable House owner Nick
Mayo will also speak on the day.
“Green Savvy Sunday will be even
bigger and better in 2011 with partici-
pants showcasing ways we can all get
a little greener including recycling,
upcycling and products made using
low energy or organic techniques,” Ms
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