Kiama Greens recognises world environment day 2021, by highlighting the importance of protecting the unique natural environment of the Kiama Local Government Area.
Kathy Rice, current Kiama Councillor, highlights that “the Kiama LGA is home to amazing biodiversity, including at least seven Endangered Vegetation Communities spanning Jamberoo to Gerroa; the largest area of subtropical rainforest in southern NSW; rare littoral rainforest; swamp forests; heathlands and saline wetlands. Our coastal dune vegetation is an important habitat and buffer to rising sea levels.”
Jodi Keast, as a member of the Greens team for the upcoming September council elections, said “Like many in our community, I’ve swum at every beach and river, and walked every trail in the local area (as part of my ’50 walks in my 50th year goal’) . When you spend time in nature, it is good for your mental wellbeing and gives you an opportunity to develop a deep connection with our country”.
“Greens Councillors elected to Kiama Council in September 2021 will be committed to actively protecting this valuable and unique biodiversity. Our team has extensive practical experience in environmental campaigning; in land-care work and administration and in championing the changes needed to reduce climate change. When elected, we will be encouraging and promoting Council policies which support these values”.