Nico Marcar and Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance
10th February 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the hard work of the volunteers behind Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance based at Toronto, and in particular Nico Marcar from Carey Bay. Nico is somewhat of an environmental champion in Lake Macquarie. In addition to serving as chairperson of the Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group for the past several years, he's also worked tirelessly to phase out single-use plastics in Toronto's CBD via partnerships with other Lake Macquarie community groups. Each year the volunteers in the alliance contribute many thousands of hours working towards noble environmental goals such as increasing community involvement in protecting and caring for our environment, increasing the community's wellbeing and pride in our local area and fostering sustainable neighbourhoods and a healthy local environment. Last year the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance took out two prestigious accolades in the Lake Mac Awards 2020, winning the Community Group of the Year Award and the Environmental Leader Award. I offer my congratulations and thanks to Nico Marcar and all of the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance volunteers for all they do for the Lake Macquarie community.
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