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Wilderness Society South-East Meet Up in Hawthorn

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Nevermind Bar in Hawthorn, Australia

Join us for our first meet up of Wilderness Society South-East. We're a group of people who love where we live and want to be part of a positive movement for nature.

When: 3 - 5pm, Saturday 17th November
Where: Nevermind Bar rooftop, 336 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Who: You, me, our mates who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

As part of the Wilderness Society's Movement for Life (see more here), we focus on protecting and restoring the natural environment in our part of the world, encouraging a culture of connecting with nature and enjoying a life outdoors, and playing our part in the larger campaigns to create a more sustainable future. 

At this meet up we will discuss what we plan to do, how we plan to do it, and get to know each other. Please RSVP so we have an idea on numbers. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family. 

For more details contact Tria Manley on 0466 795 990 or tria.manley@wilderness.org.au.

(Photo: volunteers from around Australia recent advanced community organizing training in Sydney)

 

 

 


Music from the Wetlands Festival

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Alphington in Melbourne, Australia

Hobart Wednesday Lunch Campaign Update

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 01:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Hobart Campaign Center

If you're in and around Hobart on Wednesdays and would like to know what's going on and how to help, join us weekly for a volunteer-cooked lunch at 1pm and discussion on the latest developments in our community organizing, campaigns and other conservation issues in Tasmania.  It's a great opportunity to get informed, connect with others and find out how you can help.


Great Forest National Park Get Together - Ivanhoe

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Ivanhoe Bowls Club in Melbourne, Australia

The Wilderness Society has an ever expanding network of passionate team leaders, community organisers, and enthusiastic volunteers. For the past 40 years we have advocated on behalf of the environment and have won a multitude of campaigns intended to keep our precious ecosystems safe.

 

This event will be a way for you to find out how you can be a part of this progressive movement. This is your opportunity to learn about our innovative organising program and Community Organising Training. It’s also a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, and gain insight into different ways you can make your voice heard.

 

 

There will be food and drinks provided. Feel free to invite friends and family - just remember to RSVP! 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday November 22nd, 2018 at 6:30pm, Ivanhoe Bowls Club.

 


Albany Creek Koala Forum

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps

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We've all seen it!

 

The ever encroaching urban sprawl is seeing hectare after hectare of urban bushland and important habitat being cleared before our eyes. Our communities are changing, and too often residents (human and non human) don't get a say. It seems that this crisis has now reached breaking point, and something has to give!

 

As a result, urgent action is required to save Queensland koalas, a species which, while iconic, are threatened with a death by a thousand cuts.  It’s clear that more must be done by our State and Federal representatives.


The final Queensland Koala Expert Panel report (finalised in September 2017) highlights the need to stop habitat loss, the main stressor for Koalas.

 

The report made some alarming discoveries and proposed key interventions including:

  • A warning of the dramatic declines in koala populations in South East Queensland, including 80 per cent in the Koala Coast area (Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and west to Ipswich)
  • Singling out deforestation and land clearing as a major cause
  • Koalas could be extinct from these communities within 50 years
  • There is something we can do...but we need to act now!

 

Join the Wilderness Society and the Environmental Defenders Office to learn about what the solution looks like.

 

You will hear from expert speakers from a range of different perspectives, and also have a chance to have your burning questions answered.

 

We will focus on current planning legislation, why it is failing us, how it can be reformed, and the impacts that these reforms will have on communities in and around SEQ. What's more, just by attending, you will have the opportunity to tell your politicians that urbanisation, urban clearing, and declining koala populations matter to you.

 

This is a one-off event that simply is a must attend for anyone with an interest in how the community develops.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Hobart Wednesday Lunch Campaign Update

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 01:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Hobart Campaign Center

If you're in and around Hobart on Wednesdays and would like to know what's going on and how to help, join us weekly for a volunteer-cooked lunch at 1pm and discussion on the latest developments in our community organizing, campaigns and other conservation issues in Tasmania.  It's a great opportunity to get informed, connect with others and find out how you can help.


Welcome Night with The Wilderness Society

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 27 rsvps

The Wilderness Society Welcomes You to Welcome Night!

 

You are invited to our Welcome Night  in the Brisbane office.

 

The Wilderness Society has an ever expanding network of passionate team leaders, community organisers, and enthusiastic volunteers! For the past 40+ years we have advocated on behalf of the environment ,and have had some incredible campaign wins along the way. It's time for us to ramp up our work as together we stand up for the places we love.

 

This night will be a way for you to find out how you can be a part of this progressive movement! This is your opportunity to learn about our innovative, new organising program. This is also a fantastic way to meet new friends, find your passions, and gain insight into what you can actually achieve! 

 

There will be food and drinks provided. Feel free to invite friends and family! Just remember to RSVP first. We look forward to seeing you November, 28 2018 at 6pm, 67 Boundary Street, West End! Please contact Rob Rose at this number for more information: 0428 905 518 or rob.rose@wilderness.org.au. 

 


Nature Mates Moonah

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
Moonah Arts Center in Moonah, Australia

Join a passionate group of Moonah legends are we meet to plan how to strengthen nature and our connection to the environment in the local community. 

 


Hobart Wednesday Lunch Campaign Update

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 01:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Hobart Campaign Center

If you're in and around Hobart on Wednesdays and would like to know what's going on and how to help, join us weekly for a volunteer-cooked lunch at 1pm and discussion on the latest developments in our community organizing, campaigns and other conservation issues in Tasmania.  It's a great opportunity to get informed, connect with others and find out how you can help.


Sydney Campaign Night with Dr Chris McGrath 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Sydney Campaign Centre in Sury Hills, Australia

The Wilderness Society is holding a one-off lecture with leading Environmental Barrister, Chris McGrath for staff and volunteers. Learn about the different levels of law, how they work together and how environmental legislation works at different levels of Government.

 

Why are we doing this? Australia’s prosperity and natural environment is under threat. Our farmlands are mined, our oceans are overfished, our rivers are drained, dammed and degraded. 50% of our forests are gone. We’re losing the life that makes our lives possible.

 

There’s consensus across business, communities and environment protection groups that Australia’s environment laws don’t work.

 

TWS has been an integral part of forming the Places You Love alliance which has now become Australia’s largest environment alliance ever. The alliance supported the Australian Panel of Expert Environmental Lawyers (APEEL) that spent 3 years developing a solid, well-thought out and detailed solution to the problem (http://apeel.org.au/).

 

So we’ve begun our most ambitious project ever: Nature laws that work. A campaign to replace Australia's largely toothless environmental rules and regulators with a consistent, commonsense plan. The first step in the plan is to raise awareness around the key failures of the law in media and the community. 

 

If you'd like to learn more about the failure of our current Federal Environmental Laws and the impacts on the Environment, this is an event for you. 

 

Who is Dr Chris McGrath?

Dr Chris McGrath is a Brisbane barrister practising in environmental law and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Chris taught environmental regulation at UQ from 2000 to 2017, and a selection of his lectures and case studies of environmental litigation are available on his website at http://www.envlaw.com.au.

 

On the night TWS staff will provide updates on our campaigns for NSW. 


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