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GROWN-UP CARS
 
 

ACHIEVEMENT: Each car needs on average seventeen trees a year to absorb the carbon dioxide it produces. The Greens will ensure that each city parking spot will pay for 17 trees to be planted each year. This will help with revegetation and put the costs of transport back on the car and not on the environment.

TARGET DATE: December 2004. PROGRESS: Some.

DESCRIPTION: Grown Up cars is a euphemism for saying that the users of cars will contribute to ameliorating their pollution by contributing to activities that offset their carbon dioxide emissions.

The City of Melbourne is a subscriber to 'Greenfleet', which arranges for trees to be planted according to the vehicle use of the subscribing organisation.

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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