The top 5 question askers got the chance to meet and discuss with Cr Cathy Oke their questions to help formulate the Melbourne story to tell to national and world leaders at the UN Rio Plus 20 Conference.
“Phosphorus, essential for life, is such a rapidly diminishing resource that Australian taxpayers are funding research into collection of urine (rich in phosphorus) from the masses for recycling. The addition of fluoride, which cannot legally be dumped anywhere in the world on land or at sea, will pose a major barrier to phosphorus reclamation. Does it not make sense to stop fluoridation now?”
“Poor urban planning and rapid urbanisation is one of the biggest issues facing sustainability. if we want to be able to see the problem and measure the change over time, why don't we develop ten criteria to measure sustainability across each local government to make us aware and great positive change in our local community? If kids can see it visually then they will act and governments will need to make the change on a local level.”