September 29, 2011
Port Macquarie resident Ali Bigg has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Port Macquarie Yellow Pages® and White Pages® books which will be distributed throughout Port Macquarie surrounding areas from 19 February 2011.
Each year, Sensis, the publisher of the Yellow Pages® and White Pages®, recognises the contribution of local residents in the community by featuring them on the cover of its books.
The theme for this year’s covers, Australians Creating a Better Future, recognises people throughout Australia who have made a positive contribution to their community through projects or initiatives that help to make a better future for Australia. These projects have contributed environmentally, economically and or socially to the local community and will benefit the next generation of Australians.
Ali’s selection recognises her dedication to promoting green living and sustainable practices to residents in the Port Macquarie region.
As one of the founders of the Port Macquarie Green Day Out, Ali gives attendees the opportunity to learn about sustainability and health, including solar energy and other eco-products, recycling, composting and worm farming, food additives and more. Since its inception in 2009, the annual event has inspired and promoted many residents to change their way of living and reduce their carbon footprint.
Through her work with the Midwaste Regional Waste Group, Ali also provides solutions to increase resource recovery and decrease waste to landfill in the area.
“It’s a privilege to have been recognised as an Australian Creating a Better Future, I believe that making people aware of sustainable practices and their effects on the environment is the first step to ensuring a healthy and more resilient future. The Port Macquarie Green Day out provides a space for people to learn and ask questions about local and global environmental issues,” said Ali.
The 2011 Port Macquarie Green Day Out is set to be hosted again at Westport Park in October.
2010/11: Port Macquarie resident Alani Cockshutt, appeared on the cover under the theme Courageous Australians. Despite only being five years old, Alani has been courageous in overcoming an aggressive cancer and helping other children through similar situations.
2009/10: Port Macquarie resident Maureen Cooke featured on the cover under the theme Creative Australians: Inspiring our Communities. For more than 40 years, Maureen has encouraged the community to embrace the arts by coordinating the weekly Arts Society Markets on the grounds of Manor House.
2008/09: Trevor Sargent appeared on the Celebrating Australian Flavour directory cover, where he was recognised for playing a significant role in growing the food and beverage industry in Port Macquarie, by helping to establish the Hastings Farmers’ Market.