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Letterboxing for the Great Forest National Park

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 6 rsvps
Kew in Brunswick, Australia

Protect your drinking water.

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Melbourne enjoys some of the best natural water in the world. Forested water catchments allow the natural landscape to attract and filter water into rivers and reservoirs which supply your household with fresh water.

Forests naturally provide 98% of Melbourne’s drinking water and the area known as the Central Highlands, only 60 kms north east of Melbourne, forms the headwaters of the Yarra River.

We are going to letterbox the whole electorate of Kew and invite locals to learn more about the crucial campaign to protect these water catchments through a film screening and discussion about creating the Great Forest National Park within this term of government.

Take part in this letterboxing bonanza! Most people offer an hour or two of their time, and really lends meaning to the old saying "many hands make light work". 

Your volunteer efforts will help activate people in the area, show community support for the Park to elected leaders, and ultimately help create the Great Forest National Park! 

RSVP below and we will be in touch to arrange getting you the flyers.


Deforestation phone outreach

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 15 rsvps
Services Union building in South Brisbane, Australia

There is a deforestation crisis in QLD killing our wildlife, damaging our reef, and contributing to climate change, but together we can stop it! When people learn about this issue they are outraged and demand change...and that's our job...to tell them.

 

We will be coming together at 32 Peel Street, South Brisbane to call people in the areas of Mount Ommaney and Mansfield every  night in the lead up to the election, and we need your help. Training and resources will be provided and we promise you will have fun, meet new friends, and really feel like you have contributed to positive change, because you will have. Your team leaders are all experienced phone bankers and will be there to guide and mentor you.

 

We will meet at the office at 5:45 pm (it's okay if you need to be a little later), have something to eat and run through some training together and then hit the phones to change the world :) We will then come back together for a debrief at about 7:30pm and will call it a night at 7:45pm. 

 

These sessions are a great way for anyone to make a contribution, no matter your age or experience. We can't wait to see you there!

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Lead Organiser Kaine Johnson on 0499 092 565.

 


Deforestation phone outreach

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 16 rsvps
Services Union building in South Brisbane, Australia

There is a deforestation crisis in QLD killing our wildlife, damaging our reef, and contributing to climate change, but together we can stop it! When people learn about this issue they are outraged and demand change...and that's our job...to tell them.

 

We will be coming together at 32 Peel Street, South Brisbane to call people in the areas of Mount Ommaney and Mansfield every  night in the lead up to the election, and we need your help. Training and resources will be provided and we promise you will have fun, meet new friends, and really feel like you have contributed to positive change, because you will have. Your team leaders are all experienced phone bankers and will be there to guide and mentor you.

 

We will meet at the office at 5:45 pm (it's okay if you need to be a little later), have something to eat and run through some training together and then hit the phones to change the world :) We will then come back together for a debrief at about 7:30pm and will call it a night at 7:45pm. 

 

These sessions are a great way for anyone to make a contribution, no matter your age or experience. We can't wait to see you there!

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Lead Organiser Kaine Johnson on 0499 092 565.

 


Deforestation phone outreach

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 16 rsvps
Service Union building in South Brisbane, Australia

There is a deforestation crisis in QLD killing our wildlife, damaging our reef, and contributing to climate change, but together we can stop it! When people learn about this issue they are outraged and demand change...and that's our job...to tell them.

 

We will be coming together at 32 Peel Street, South Brisbane to call people in the areas of Mount Ommaney and Mansfield every  night in the lead up to the election, and we need your help. Training and resources will be provided and we promise you will have fun, meet new friends, and really feel like you have contributed to positive change, because you will have. Your team leaders are all experienced phone bankers and will be there to guide and mentor you.

 

We will meet at the office at 5:45 pm (it's okay if you need to be a little later), have something to eat and run through some training together and then hit the phones to change the world :) We will then come back together for a debrief at about 7:30pm and will call it a night at 7:45pm. 

 

These sessions are a great way for anyone to make a contribution, no matter your age or experience. We can't wait to see you there!

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Lead Organiser Kaine Johnson on 0499 092 565.

 


Metro North Restoring Earth Film Screening

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 65 rsvps
Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane City, Australia

Hey everyone,

Metro North Wilderness Society invite you to join us fior our first ever film screening: Restoring Earth!

Hurry and grab a ticket as there are very limited seats available!

The night will be an engaging mix of film and discussion with Wilderness Societies Campaigns Manager for Queensland, Gemma Plesman, and more guest speakes all based around the alarming deforestation in Queensland.

The film Restoring Earth (2016) by James Sherwood and Danielle Ryan shows how farmers can transform the old destructive farming techniques and intergrate a more holistic approach to increrase profitability and quality of the produce. The film brings together farmers, foodies and chefs from across NSW to create a more sustainable future for all.

Fresh and local food and drinks are provided!

See you all there!

 

Metro North Wilderness Society Team.


Deforestation phone outreach

Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 05:45 PM · 12 rsvps
Services Union building in South Brisbane, Australia

There is a deforestation crisis in QLD killing our wildlife, damaging our reef, and contributing to climate change, but together we can stop it! When people learn about this issue they are outraged and demand change...and that's our job...to tell them.

 

We will be coming together at 32 Peel Street, South Brisbane to call people in the areas of Mount Ommaney and Mansfield every  night in the lead up to the election, and we need your help. Training and resources will be provided and we promise you will have fun, meet new friends, and really feel like you have contributed to positive change, because you will have. Your team leaders are all experienced phone bankers and will be there to guide and mentor you.

 

We will meet at the office at 5:45 pm (it's okay if you need to be a little later), have something to eat and run through some training together and then hit the phones to change the world :) We will then come back together for a debrief at about 7:30pm and will call it a night at 7:45pm. 

 

These sessions are a great way for anyone to make a contribution, no matter your age or experience. We can't wait to see you there!

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Lead Organiser Kaine Johnson on 0499 092 565.

 


Sydney Two-Day Community Organising Training November 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 08:30 AM · 21 rsvps
Wilderness Society, Sydney in Sydney, Australia

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Wilderness Society supporters are invited to attend our two-day Fundamentals of Community Organising training course. Training is free for Wilderness Society supporters and will teach you the core skills of community organising. You'll have the opportunity after the training to work on Wilderness Society campaigns, join a local organising team and to take the skills you learn to work with your local community on issues you care about.

Background

Our training program is a key part of our new community organising strategy. Our many successes over the last 40 years have shown that the best way to protect nature for future generations is to demonstrate visible public support, not only for the protection of nature in Australia, but care for the climate globally.

We are returning to our people-power roots and investing in our greatest strength: our ability to inspire and empower people to create change. Community organising is the primary source of our power and will help us win campaigns, but it is much more than this. It involves empowering, training and supporting leaders to activate their communities, build effective teams and create solutions to achieve our shared vision of a society that is deeply connected to nature and seeks to protect our natural world.

The course

This course will provide you with the fundamentals of community organising including:

  • theory and frameworks,
  • relational organising skills,
  • using personal narrative,
  • cutting an issue and making a plan, and
  • core organising skills including running effective house parties.

Through this training, you will be well equipped to work with the Wilderness Society on our current campaigns and community organising program, as well as work with your local community or organisations to take effective action on the issues you really care about.

You can see the full agenda here: two-day community organising training agenda

This course is free for Wilderness Society supporters and catering will be provided. Please ensure you let us know if you have any dietary requirements, mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration.


Deforestation Door Canvassing

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps
TBA in Brisbane, Australia

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There is a deforestation crisis in QLD killing our wildlife, damaging our reef, and contributing to climate change, but together we can stop it! When people learn about this issue they are outraged and demand change...and that's our job...to tell them.

We will be door knocking in the areas of Mount Ommaney and Mansfield every weekend in November and December (until an election is held), and we need your help. Training and resources will be provided and we promise you will have fun, meet new friends, and really feel like you have contributed to positive change, because you will have. Your team leaders are all experienced door knockers and will be there to guide and mentor you.

We will meet onsite at 10am (you will be notified of the meeting point), have something to eat and run through some training together and then set off to change the world :) We will then come back together at about 1pm and will do a quick debrief before parting ways at 1:30pm. 

These days are a great way for anyone to make a contribution, no matter your age or experience. We can't wait to see you there!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Lead Organiser Kaine Johnson on 0499 092 565.

 

 


Perth - Summer Salt Market Stall: November 25

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 8 rsvps
Clarko Reserve in Trigg , Australia

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Join us this summer talking to awesome humans at the Summer Salt Markets - a series of surf, salty-lifestyle & sustainability focused community markets @ Brighton Reserve, Scarborough Beach (south end, next to the C-Breeze Kiosk).

If you like talking about our beautiful WA environment, meeting other awesome humans, and hanging out by the sea then register your interest below and we'll
 get in touch with all you need to know.

This stall is on saturday November 25, if you can't make this date don't worry! Check our events page for other dates so you don't miss out.

Bring a smile, hat, sunscreen, and water and we'll give you a T-shirt to wear.

Contact Marcel with any questions at marcel.teschendorff@wilderness.org.au or 94207255


Queensland Election party

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 15 rsvps
Fox Hotel in South Brisbane, Australia

Wow, what a race it has been! 

The countdown to Queensland's election results has finally begun and you're invited to come along to our Election party on Saturday, November 25th to celebrate all the hard work you have put into this campaign to make sure that our bush gets the protection it so desperately needs. While the fate of our state's forests is still to be decided, this election was extremely important for bringing the attention to this issue and raising public awareness, which couldn't have been achieved without incredible volunteers like you! 

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Join us to watch the election results unfold on a big tv screen with an excellent sound, while enjoying a few drinks and celebrating everyone's part in this deforestation campaign. The party will kick-off at 6pm at Pour Choices bar in West End and will provide free snacks and nibbles to go with those drinks.

Event details:
What: Queensland Election party
When: Saturday, 25 November at 6-10pm
Where: Fox Hotel Melbourne Street West End
Cost: Free drinks and food

For any additional questions, contact Kaine Johnson at 0499 092 565 or kaine.johnson@wilderness.org.au. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey to make a change this election and we can't wait to celebrate all of your hard work!


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