Christmas Interagency Meeting

Our December meeting was held at North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre, including a BBQ lunch. A big thank you to Sharon for hosting the meeting and being the hostest with the mostest, your support allowed everything to run so smoothly and easily, thank you!

Shellharbour & Kiama Interagency December Attendees and Apologies

After lunch we reviewed our achievements for 2012 and through some small group work came up with ideas of 2013

Our 2013 Interagency Wish List

Each group wrote their top four ideas on a balloon and all twelve balloons were released to take our wishes skyward. For those concerned about environmental damage please see below.

Are latex balloons biodegradable?
Latex is a 100-percent natural substance that breaks down both in sunlight and water. The degradation process begins almost immediately. Oxidation, the “frosting” that makes latex balloons look as if they are losing their color, is one of the first signs of the process. Exposure to sunlight quickens the process, but natural microorganisms attack natural rubber even in the dark.

Research shows that under similar environmental conditions, latex balloons will biodegrade at about the same rate as a leaf from an oak tree. The actual total degradation time will vary depending on the precise conditions.

Photos from the meeting are also posted on our Blog site so please have a look and post your comments. Photos

Here are the dates for 2013, 2013 Interagency Dates, make sure to put them in your diary today 🙂

Wishing you a very relaxing and healthy break over the Christmas holiday period and looking forward to seeing you all in 2013.

Louise and Nicole

1 thought on “Christmas Interagency Meeting

  1. Thanks for a great meeting. Good opportunities to chat, catch up and meet newbies. Good direction with our being perscriptive. Great to see the baloons were biodegradable. Good to see the dolphins will continue to not know of our existence.


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