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Saturday, 1 November 2008

Keeping it local (Update: 1% for the planet campaign)

As part of tmc's commitment to donate 1% of gross revenues to environmental causes, I'm happy to announce the first beneficiary is the Manly Environment Centre (MEC), which has received a donation of a refurbished Dell notebook computer with full MS Office suite and antivirus software.

The MEC is Australia's first suburban environment centre, actively dedicated to the protection of the local environment. The Centre offers accredited internships and work experience opportunities for a range of overseas, regional and local students in all fields of the environment and administration.

It also provides local field work, administration, marketing, project management, research and event planning opportunities to those volunteers looking for practical experience in the environmental or events industry.

The computer is a valuable addition to the Centre's resources as it will assist volunteers and students to prepare reports, manage projects and do research on the Internet.

The MEC project closest to heart and home for me is the role that it continues to play in protecting the local Little Penguin colony and the long-nosed bandicoot population by having them both declared as "threatened populations." I applaud the work of centre volunteers and Penguin Rangers and am happy to support the MEC's ongoing efforts.

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