Clean up Turramurra  Commercial Area for a Plastic Free Environment - 27th March 2021

The Lions Club of Turramurra organised another local clean up (4th) in Turramurra this time in the Turramurra commercial area. 4 club members and 2 volunteer/friends of Lions participated in the clean up of the area near Coles supermarket car park & surrounding area, Uniting Church car park and surrounding roads and the Turramurra station and surrounding road as well as a long the Pacific Hwy.
We mainly picked up cigarette butts, Pizza boxes, confectionary wrappers, coffee cups, beer bottle lids and bottles were manly picked. In total 5 bag and about 6-8 kilos of plastic and other rubbish removed from washing in to the waterways and ocean. Thank you to Lions Roshan Wicks, Kuruppu Gunawardena, Shavera Gunasekera & to the Kimberlee Stevenson & Kerrie O'Brien for their great work in helping me in the clean up

By Tamara Wicks
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Clean up South Turramurra - 6th March 2021
​6th March 2021

At our second monthly clean up on the 6th March 2021a group of four Turramurra Lion members, and five friends of lions gathered to clean up streets and parts of the bush in South Turrramurra.

We spent an hour each, this morning and cleaned up approximately 20km of street and parts of bushland up and down, with about 5-6kgs of waste collected.

This month we observed that the waste was found mainly near construction sites and bush areas and near bus stops. The breakdown of a sample of 2.9kg of collected showed 2kg waste*, 700g recyclable plastics and paper and 200g soft plastics (that were acceptable for recycling). Unfortunately, the soft plastics that were collected which normally could have been recycled was too dirty so had to be binned.

Thank you to the friends of Turramurra Lions, Kim Retson-Yip and Petrina and her friend and Sarah Lou and Laurie Tre and to lions club members, Tamara Wicks (Event Planner), Roshan Wicks , Dilhan Wickremanayake and Tim Bishop who joined us in the clean up today.

By Dilhan Wicks
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Clean up South Turramurra - 6th Feb 2021

At the Lions club of Turramurra the Environment and sustainability is the signature project of the clubs and on the 6th Feb 2021 a group of 7 Turramurra Lions and a group of friends of Lions gathered to clean up the streets and some part of the bush in South Turramurra.

Just spending an hour or an hour and a half each (once a month), we managed to clean up approximately 14km of street and parts of bushland up and down, with 6-7kg of waste collected.

It was quite a surprise to see pieces of waste such as Micro plastics, plastic bottles, Single use bags, PVC pipes, Waste paper, Aluminium drink cans, Tarpaulins, Face masks. Wrapping paper, cigarette butts, Plastic netting, Single use cups, Whipper snipper cord, Confectionery wrapper and Doggie poop/bags as well.

The purpose is threefold, to create a clean environment for us to live in, reduce plastics/micro plastics washing up through our creeks, drains & water ways into the ocean and help people understand the reasons and importance why.

In doing this activity, we observed some trends such as larger roads had more waste, Creeks often had washed up plastic along the edges and most of the waste was found in places between residential areas and bush areas and near bus stops. It was great to notice that there wasn't much waste around houses, which goes to say local residents do the right thing.

David Attenborough’s documentary’s and call for urgency on this can be found in his videos on Netflix and you tube. Here is a one simply explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcMPy6L88E

Thank you to the friends of Turramurra Lions, Steve and Kim Yip, and Petrina and to the lions club members, a big thank you to Lion Tamara Wicks -Secretary (Event Planner) and also to Lion Roshan Wickremanayake  - President, Lion Tim Bishop, who joined us in the clean up today. 

If you would like to join us or need help creating a clean-up group near you please do not hesitate to contact Tamara at the Lions Club of Turramurra on 0401687879 and she will be more than happy to assist you. 

By Lion Dilhan Wicks
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Our Community Projects

                                              

Activities :

December 2020

Environment : 

Health : Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: Volunteer for the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation to cook meals for free distribution to the needy.  - Postponed UFN due to COVID Restrictions. 

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November 2020 

Environment : 

Health : Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: Volunteer for the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation to cook meals for free distribution to the needy.  - Postponed UFN due to COVID Restrictions. 

exodusfoundation.org.au


October 2020 : Monthly Meeting- 11th October 2020 Turramurra

Environment : 

Health : Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: Volunteer for the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation to cook meals for free distribution to the needy. - - Postponed UFN due to COVID Restrictions. 

exodusfoundation.org.au


September 2020 

Meeting: Monthly Meeting- 13th September 2020 - Governor Phillip Park In WindsorGovernor Phillip Park In Windsor

Environment : Egg Carton Collections – OZ Harvest

https://www.ozharvest.org/

Health :  Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: Volunteer for the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation to cook meals for free distribution to the needy - Postponed UFN due to COVID Restrictions. 

exodusfoundation.org.au


August 2020

Meetings : Monthly Meeting - 16th August 2020

Environment : Tree planting day - Bannockburn Oval - 2nd August 2020planting day - Bannockburn Oval - 2nd August 2020

http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Home

Health : Used spectacles Collection

Hunger: -


July 2020

Meetings : Monthly Meeting - 5th July 2020

Fundraiser : Plastic free  BBQ Picnic - 25th July 2020

Environment :

Plastic Free July: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Plastic Free BBQ event - 25th July 2020                      

Community Planting Day
​2nd August 2020

The Lions Club of Turramurra Inc. participated in the Ku-ring-gai Council's - Community Planting day at the Bannockburn Oval. This was organized to celebrate the "National Tree Day" which was on the 2nd of August 2020. We had a total of 20 members /family participated in the event. The team enjoyed being a part of the Council's community event and worthy cause. More information can be found on our Facebook  Page.


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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July..
July 2020

(and yes, we know it's not July...) but we can still commit to help reduce plastic waste throughout the year and not just July! and yes, we know it's not July...) but we can still commit to help reduce plastic waste throughout the year and not just July!and yes, we know it's not July...) but we can still commit to help reduce plastic waste throughout the year and not just July!


Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution, so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful community areas. We have participated in the Plastic Free July project to do our bit to help. More information can be found on our Facebook  Page.


VISION AND HEARING

We serve to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired. The Lions Club of Turramurra Inc collects eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution around the community and in Sri Lanka. We conduct eye and ear screenings for free in the Lions Mobile Sight and Hearing Van and partner with local eye doctors to provide low cost eye exams, eyeglasses, and even surgeries to eligible residents. Our club is unique in that about half of our members are visually impaired, which gives us insight into the needs of this population.

ENVIRONMENT

The Lions Club of Turramurra Inc is passionate about recycling! From bottle caps and pull tabs, to egg cartons, to eyeglasses and grocery bags, we care about our environment. Our club also runs 4th Grade Foresters where we provide trees for 4th grade students to plant. We serve to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in Hampton Roads. We will continue to work for the health of our planet.


Do You Think Sustainability is Important?

We  would love to hear your thoughts on sustainable lifestyles and the areas you are interested in.Your valuable input will help us to better understand  and identify the best strategies and initiatives needed for the sustainable lifestyles we will need in the future.
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Waste Tracker
​We at the Lions Club of Turramura, have started to measure domestic waste on a weekly basis. If you are a member of our community and would like to join hands with us to reduce household waste please use our tracker to keep track of your domestic waste.
​Help make a difference in our environment every day !

Learn about our household waste bench marking system
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EYEGLASS RECYCLING

From the Recycle For Sight Website:

“Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas.

We receive requests from humanitarian organisations either travelling to a third world country or supplying shipping container loads of suitable humanitarian aid from Australia to groups in the third world”.

Items Accepted:

Spectacles
Contact Lenses
Hearing Aids

You can contact club president and make arrangements to hand them over. 

Roshan – 0434827770