Big cheer for Sandra Murray, founder of Transition Launceston in Tasmania, for being on this year’s cover of their local Yellow pages (directory of local people and shops delivered to every household in the neighbourhood). And well done to all the members of Transition Launceston for being on the ground community activists too!
The theme for the book cover this year is “Australians creating a better future”.
Here’s a picture of the cover and the announcement:
The founder of a Transition Town in Launceston, Tasmania, Sandra Murray has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Launceston Yellow Pages and White Pages book.
Each year, Sensis, the publisher of the Yellow Pages and White Pages, recognises the contribution of local residents in the community by featuring them on the cover of its books.
The theme for this year’s covers, Australians Creating a Better Future, recognises people throughout Australia who have made a positive contribution to their community through projects or initiatives that help to make a better future for Australia. These projects have contributed environmentally, economically and/or socially to the local community and will benefit the next generation of Australians.
Sandra’s selection recognises her passion to share and promote sustainable living alternatives with Launceston residents so that they can reduce their carbon footprint.
As the Launceston facilitator of Transition Town, a global response to climate change and peak oil, Sandra helps bring local people together to instigate community-led sustainability programs throughout Launceston and northern Tasmania. One of the initiatives she has worked on is the establishment of community gardens in Launceston suburbs which support residents wanting to grow their own organic produce.
“It is important to look after our communities now for future generations and I’m humbled to be recognised by Sensis as an Australian Creating a Better Future. I believe that people need support to make small changes in their lives that help make a big difference in the community,” said Sandra.
In addition to her local work, Sandra was one of two Tasmanians selected to be trained by former US Vice-President Al Gore in 2009 to deliver local presentations on climate change.
Rachel Peile, White Pages Marketing Manager, says, “We felt the Australians Creating a Better Future theme was particularly relevant in the current environment, and Sensis is committed to promoting more sustainable practices in the community.”
“Australians are known for their passion and patriotism, and the initiatives and projects we have discovered is a great reflection of the dedication the local residents across Australia have for their community. Sensis is proud to recognise these people,” said Ms Peile.
“We felt Sandra was a great example of an Australian Creating a Better Future and we are delighted to feature her on the cover of the 2011/12 Launceston directory,” said Ms Peile.