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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 1st 2009
30 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 2, 2009 MB On track: We're good guys with recycling ASHFIELD residents are doing their bit to save water. Ashfield had the second highest uptake of Sydney Water's do it yourself water saving kits. ''More than 19 per cent of our residents have registered for a water-saving kit, each saving thousands of litres of water," Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy said. ''This is an excellent result and shows how environmentally conscious we are in the Ashfield Council area.'' The kit includes a sink and basin aerator that can be installed to most taps and showers to give water flow equivalent to a water-efficient showerhead or tap. Ashfield Council residents also have a good track record when it comes to recycling. A 2006-07 audit showed that 92 per cent of the material put out for fortnightly recycling was able to be reused. ''All of these efforts help towards saving water, energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,'' said Cr Cassidy. For details about the council's environmental initiative, including free environmental workshops, visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au or phone the council on 9716 1921. To register for a free DIY Water Saving kit, visit www.sydneywater.com.au. NEWS Get healthy diet tips FIONA BRADY Easter canbea difficult time to try to start eating more healthily, but help is at hand. CHOCAHOLICS rejoice -- help is at hand. A new telephone and web- based support service has been set up to help people make healthier food choices and lose weight. The head of Concord Hos- pital's Metabolic Rehabili- tation Clinic, Dr Nic Kormas, said the Get Healthy service provides callers with simple tips and support. ''Making the necessary changes to eat healthier, be more physically active and lose some weight can be hard, particularly at Easter time when we are sur- rounded by chocolate,'' Dr Kormas said. ''The Get Healthy coaches provide free information and ongoing health coach- ing to help support people achieve their health goals. ''People who register with the telephone service are given up to 10 individually tailored sessions over six months to help them make improvements to their daily habits.'' The service is staffed by health coaches who are qualified as dietitians, exer- cise physiologists, psychol- ogists and nurses. ''The coaches provide people with support to de- velop and maintain motiv- ation, identify problem areas and create solutions for successful lifestyle changes,'' Dr Kormas said. ''The service will help clear any confusion about which foods people should be eating and the level of physical activity required to lead a healthy life.'' The $3 million dollar program is the first of its kind in Australia. Phone Get Healthy on 1300 806 258 for the cost of a local call or go to www.gethealthynsw. com.au . The phoneline op- erates from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. 2089028i iww wk40 www.earlyachievers.com.au • Catering for 6 weeks to 6 years • Open 7.30am to 6.00pm • All nutritional meals, nappies provided • Beautifully equipped new centres • High staff to child ratio • School readiness program • Qualified experienced staff • Open door policy Preschool rates from $42 per day* LEICHHARDT: 215 Elswick St 9568 3133 GLEBE: 163 - 165 Bridge Rd 8584 5600 Parking at rear via St James Lane CROYDON PARK: 35 Brighton Ave 9716 8832
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