Canowindra CWA Branch

 

Supporting the Environment

Agricultural & Environmental at Canowindra CWA

We are all, in some way, connected with agriculture and the environment, whether it is the food we eat or the water we wash our clothes in. We should, therefore, also be aware of our reliance on hem as well as the impact our actions have upon them.At Canowindra Branch we focus on recycling reusing resources as well as promoting power saving ideas which benefit the local community.

CWA Initiatives at Branch level

Each year CWA at both State and Branch levels, study a different type of Flora and Fauna as well as learning about a “foe”in order to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of a different weed/feral animal on our environment.

Flora and Fauna 2021: Possum and Pimelea
Foe 2021: Parthenium weed

Members also study a Primary Product each year to promote any difficulties it may be having or encourage a boutique industry.
Primary Product 2021: Rice 

 

CWA NSW State Office Initiatives

Agricultural & Environmental

Country Women’s Association of NSW supports the environment through many activities:

  • Advocate for the use of Australian wool insulation products to be used in development and refurbishment of NSW and ACT Public Building and Housing.
  • Support and advocate for the establishment of the proposed Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy
  • Re-wilding of Sydney’s Koalas. Lobby Local Land Services of NSW to make available shire stock numbers collected from stock returns to assist all agricultural businesses with their forward planning.
  • Advocate for a just transition from coal and gas, which are in terminal decline,  to low carbon-intensive industries.
  • Oppose large-scale solar plants on prime agricultural land to protect food and fibre productivity.
  • Advocate for bamboo products and fibres made using the viscose process to be deemed non-natural and non-environmentally friendly alternatives to plastics or synthetic fibres and be labelled appropriately.
  • Lobby the NSW Department of Planning-Division of Resources and Geoscience to cease assessing $2 companies as able to satisfy the ‘financial capacity to undertake mineral exploration’ in NSW under the Mining Act 1992.