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Manningham’s Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge!

Live in or around Manningham Council? If so, come along to the Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge Program on Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1 April 6-9.

Meet other inspired young people to help make Manningham a more sustainable community!

When: Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1 April

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Where: Manningham Council, 699 Doncaster Road Doncaster

Please contact Beth on 9840 9406 or for more information


Manningham Youth Leaders Workshop!

Manningham Council is keen to hear from any budding young local environmentalists to take part in Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge!

The Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge program will run the otherWISE workshop on the weekend of the 23 – 24 February 2008. Environmental projects will be run through 2008!

If you are interested please contact Beth at

pt4me2 for a change: Faster Greener Sooner

Manningham is one of the only municipalities in Melbourne without any train or tram services! 

Manningham City Council and local residents are campaigning for a rail service to connect Manningham with an adequate public transport system! Doncaster rail will reduce traffic congestion and make journeys into the city much quicker, while also minimising wear-and-tear on roads in a number of Manningham suburbs. This result can clearly lessen carbon dioxide emissions from roads and improve the air quality around our family-centered neighborhood.

Three quick and easy ways to show you support a rail line to Doncaster

  • SMS YES to 0428 pt4 me2
  • Join our online petition
  • Have your say on the pt4me2 blog

Introducing: Beth Dunlop

Hi, I’m Beth Dunlop, the new Project Officer for the Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge Program.  Here’s a little bit of information about me: 

  • I recently graduated from a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) RMIT University.
  • Last year a friend and I started a sustainable fashion distribution company- Wallflower Clothing.
  • The days that I’m not at Manningham I work for Diabetes Camps Victoria as the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • I have also worked in Youth Leadership roles within the YMCA including a Senior Leader for the Camping Adventure Program, School Holiday Program, and as an Aquatic Education Officer. And was the Community Development Officer, Access for All Abilities for the City of Melbourne and the YMCA.
  • In 2006 I was lucky enough to represent Australia at the South East Asian UXO – Mine Action Youth Leadership Workshop in Laos PDR
  • I also enjoy hiking, swimming, bushwalking, rock climbing, travelling, hanging out with friends, and dancing.

I am very excited to be working on this project as I am very passionate about sustainability issues and I look forward to working with like minded people! 

What’s planned for Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge:

  • We are running Facilitator Training on Monday the 10th December 2007
  • The Youth Workshop will be held on the 23 – 24 February 2008
  • There will be regular catch ups for all participants in the Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge throughout 2008.

I look forward to meeting with you all and discussing the exciting opportunities of the Youth Leaders for a Greener Wedge Program. I’m in at Manningham on Mondays and Tuesdays. Feel free to contact me on

Take Care