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May 15, 2012

Australian government sponsored ‘enviro tea salons’ with candle making, and calligraphy.

Screen grab and H/t: VEXNEWS

This is fair dinkum; you just can’t make this stuff up. Its not from The Onion or Peoples Cube, but from the government’s ‘cleanenergyfuture’ website.

This is not just a government with a cavalier attitude towards expenditure; it is a government and bureaucracy in never-ending carnival time on the taxpayers money:
… These salons, which are part of our Living Green project, bring community members together to share a free cup of tea and chat about environmental issues,” says Claire Pettigrew, ACDN’s Living Green project manager.”

“Living Green is a grassroots community education program that focuses on exploring environmental issues, including climate change and energy efficiency,” Claire said.

“Thanks to support from the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, we have extended our project to include digital climate stories, information seminars in community languages and a community-wide forum for service providers who work with our multicultural community members,” she said.

ACDN’s team of Bilingual Educators host the ‘enviro tea salons’, providing information about climate change, energy efficiency and the carbon price in Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dari, Hindi and Dinka. They encourage participants to take part in salon activities, including quizzes, chalking, candle making, and calligraphy.

This Saturday, participants can take part in a weaving workshop with local Indigenous Artist Kerrie Kenton, who will use native Lemandra grass to weave objects. Locals will be encouraged to share their energy efficiency tips in exchange for a free seedling, re-potted into a recycled coffee cup sourced from local businesses.
And to think the Yanks reckon the Democrats are bad. This is clearly a case of the irrational encouraging and funding the irresponsible to do the ridiculous.

1 comment:

  1. profoundly_disturbedMay 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Mate, it's good of you to pay for it!

    Bugger, I am too!

    Keeping it short or my blood pressure gets too high.