BEING GREEN: The First 50 Years of OFF

by Alan Fairley

This is the story of a grass roots organization begun by a small band of local residents who loved the bush and trees which gave their suburb its special character and who were concerned at the deterioration of their environment. It is also the story in microcosm of what has happened all over Australia when growing suburbia has encroached on natural landscapes, destroying or degrading the bushland, and of the varying responses of local communities and local governments to these changes.

The chequered history of conflict and co-operation between residents and officialdom which emerges from these pages is the inevitable result of the different attitudes to the conflicting pressures for development and the need for environmental action to protect not only natural systems but also a desirable urban lifestyle.

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