Denmark Environment Centre
January talkfest
PROGRESSING OUR KWOORABUP DENMARK COMMUNITY OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING:
a broader future for the Denmark CSL.
All public welcome.
Tuesday January 29 at 7pm
Denmark Environment Centre

This is a joint facilitation between an embryonic "Local Education Group" of Transition Kwoorabup Denmark (a DEC affiliate) and Green Skills on ideas for developing on the legacy of DCSL as a network and connected activities in the Kwoorabup River area and the whole Denmark Shire.
It is possible this will lead to a larger community event to be held in open-space in early March, and a public unveiling at the Sustainable Living Expo on March 23.
Contact Donald Clarke 0402839587 or //denviron@denviron.org.au//

_LETTER TO THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION 12/11/11
C S L NEEDED
The Transition Kwoorabup Denmark community group is aghast at the effort to close Denmark’s Centre for Sustainable Living (CSL).

Transition Kwoorabup Denmark (TKD) seeks to support us all to become more resilient, self-reliant and re-localised in the face of future expensive oil and climate change. The group held its original launch at CSL because the centre epitomises everything that TKD espouses.

TKD is represented on the Denmark Education and Innovation Centre Inc. committee, who hold the lease on CSL for another 8 years. The DEIC committee has acted in good faith to meet the CSL mission under the lease agreement to be an educational facility for sustainability. The High School wants the buildings for its educational needs, which many in our group are sympathetic to (having kids at or about to go to the school), but TKD believes CSL is also critical to the on-going education of our whole community (including high school students). Some one million dollars has been raised through grants to make this unique and probably irreplaceable community facility the envy of sustainability-focussed groups throughout the state.

TKD cannot praise highly enough Green Skill’s endeavours, at significant financial impost to them, in running CSL on behalf of DEIC, as a fantastic under-recognised contribution to their community. We believe Denmark cannot afford to lose CSL under Green Skill’s direction, and beseech the Minister of Education, the High School Council and shire councillors to seek some accommodation that allows CSL to continue as the shining light it is.

David Rastrick
Co-Convenor, TKD