The area of East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia is known for logging. My long term friend and comrade Jill Redwood has lived there for decades, often literally afraid for her life. Many locals drive around with stickers on their vehicles: “Fertilise the bush: bulldoze a Greenie!”
Maybe the terrible bushfires in the area have caused a change, but a change there is. Fellow Australian Greens member Peter Gardner has reported that East Gippsland shire has joined 45 other local government areas in a collaboration to convert all their electricity use to renewables by 2030.
My local council in Yarra Ranges Shire is also part of the same collaboration, but then it has been a conservation champion for years. I am delighted that even East Gippsland has joined.
I got the pic from another wonderful lady who has been fighting for the environment for a long time: Marian Van Eyck McCain.