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QLD Movement for Life Leaders Group meeting

Monday, July 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 15 rsvps
Zoom

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This is our first QLD Leaders Group meeting EVER! and we have a great agenda to kick things off.

 

NB: If you RSVP for this event you will receive an email with the link to join the event on the day of the event.

 

This group is where emerging and current Movement for Life team leaders will come together to talk about what's happening in our teams, the direction of the Movement for Life program, the strategy for the implementation of QLD Wilderness Society campaigns etc.

 

At this first meeting you will get your first glimpse of the upcoming QLD election campaign and it what it means for us as Movement for Life teams, and also what it means for nature in Queensland. You will have a chance to meet our QLD campaigners and share your own thoughts and opinions on this important moment and how we can make it a win for the environment.

 

In addition to this we will be deciding on some of the formalities around how and when we meet, the structure of our group and what our collective objectives are.

 

This meeting is by invitation only so if you would like to attend, and haven't already done so, check in with your team and your Wilderness Society organiser (Rob or Kaine).


Stop Pilliga CSG Submission Writing Workshop (face2face)

Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 8 rsvps
Pachamama House Hamilton in Hamilton , Australia

Join our workshop to get the information you need to write a powerful submission to stop Pilliga CSG!

After close to a decade of resistance, the final push to protect the Pilliga and keep the region gasfield free is soon to be determined. It’s time for us all to step up for forest, farmlands, water, community and a safe climate! 

 

The Independent Planning Commission has received a referral from the NSW Department of Planning to review the Narrabri gas project. This is the last step before approval for Santos’ plan to plunder 850 coal seam gas (CSG) wells through the recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin in the precious Pilliga forest and surrounding farmland - all on the sacred land of the Gamilaraay people. 

 

We now have an opportunity to stop this risky project by making a submission to the Independent Planning Commission. It’s important that they hear from people like you and together we can demonstrate widespread opposition to the project.

 

 

What: Newcastle Wilderness Society is running an in-person workshop to share the information you need to write a powerful submission to stop Pilliga CSG!

When: 2-4pm Sunday the 12th of July 2020 

Where: Pachamama House Hamilton 

Who: Elle Lawless, Newcastle Wilderness Society Campaign Manager & you! 

 

At the workshop you’ll have an opportunity to:

1. Hear an overview of the campaign to protect the Pilliga forest

2. Ask and get answers to your questions

3. Learn tips on how to write your own unique submission

4. Write and hit send on your submission!

 

Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided. 

Places are limited, and registration is essential. This workshop is capped at 30 people to maintain safe physical distancing.

 

 

This is a crucial moment in this nationally significant campaign - you can be part of keeping gas in the ground by stepping up for nature and a safe climate. 

 

Be sure to RSVP now to help stop CSG mining in the Pilliga


Illawarra Pilliga Submission Workshop

Monday, July 13, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 14 rsvps
Zoom in Wollongong, Australia

850 Coal Seam Gas Wells in the Pilliga forest?!

 

After close to a decade of resistance, the final push to protect the Pilliga and keep the region gasfield free is soon to be determined.

 

The Independent Planning Commission has received a referral from the NSW Department of Planning to review the Narrabri gas project. This is the last step before approval for Santos’ plan to plunder 850 coal seam gas (CSG) wells through the recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin in the precious Pilliga forest and surrounding farmland - all on the sacred land of the Gamilaraay people. 

 

We now have an opportunity to stop this risky project by making a submission to the Independent Planning Commission. It’s important that they hear from people like you and together we can demonstrate widespread opposition to the project. 

We must stand strong and unified to make this moment as powerful as it can be. 

 

What: It's a Wildness Society Illawarra group run workshop to share the information you need to write a powerful submission to stop Pilliga CSG!

 

When: 6pm-7:30pm Monday 13th of July 2020 

 

Where: Zoom - after you RSVP, we'll send the login details on the day of

 

Who: You, your mates, the wonderful people of the Illawarra, all are welcome!


Stop Pilliga CSG Submission Workshop (Zoom)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 28 rsvps
Zoom in Newcastle, Australia

Join our webinar to get the information you need to write a powerful submission to stop Pilliga CSG! 

After close to a decade of resistance, the final push to protect the Pilliga and keep the region gasfield free is soon to be determined.

 

The Independent Planning Commission has received a referral from the NSW Department of Planning to review the Narrabri gas project. This is the last step before approval for Santos’ plan to plunder 850 coal seam gas (CSG) wells through the recharge zone of the Great Artesian Basin in the precious Pilliga forest and surrounding farmland - all on the sacred land of the Gamilaraay people. 

 

We now have an opportunity to stop this risky project by making a submission to the Independent Planning Commission. It’s important that they hear from people like you and together we can demonstrate widespread opposition to the project. 

 

 

We must stand strong and unified to make this moment as powerful as it can be. 

 

What: It's a Newcastle Wilderness Society run webinar to share the information you need to write a powerful submission to stop Pilliga CSG!

When: 6pm-7:30pm Tuesday 14th of July 2020 

Where: Zoom - RSVP and we'll send the login details on the day of the webinar

Who: Elle Lawless, Newcastle Wilderness Society Campaign Manager & you! 

 

At the webinar you’ll have an opportunity to:

 

1. Hear an overview of the campaign to protect the Pilliga forest

2. Ask and get answers to your questions

3. Learn tips on how to write your own unique submission

4. Write and hit send on your submission!

 

 

This is a crucial moment in this nationally significant campaign - you can be part of keeping gas in the ground by stepping up for nature and a safe climate. 

 

Be sure to RSVP so we can send you the login details


Submission Writing Workshop - Victorian Ecosystem Decline Inquiry

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 06:00 PM
Zoom

A Victorian parliamentary inquiry has been announced into ecosystem decline - communities are coming together at this submission writing workshop, where we will guide you through how to make your voice heard. 

 

The inquiry is an opportunity for you to communicate your vision for the future to our elected decision makers by identifying key problems and solutions that you and your community see and experience everyday - your submission is an important step towards setting up the levers for action into the future. 

 

Deep greens collide in the Yarra Ranges. Image: mitchgreenphotos.com


🐳 Eastside Community Group Wild Letters Club 🐬

Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 15 rsvps
Zoom in Sydney, Australia



This July, we're getting together with you and your community, to write to our elected reps for Plastic Free July! 

NSW is the last state to ban single use plastic bags. This year we want to push NSW over the line and get that ban on single-use plastics actually happening!

 

Wild Letters is an easy, paper-crafting way of getting our MP’s attention and telling them we’ve waited long enough. We’ll remind them of the damaging effects, that there are alternatives and that we are doing our bit - so would they please get on with doing theirs? 


When: 2 - 4pm, Saturday 18 July 2020. We'll run 4 30minute sessions (2 - 2:30pm / 2:30 - 3pm / 3 - 3:30pm / 3:30 - 4pm). Please indicate your preferred session time by choosing a 'shift' in the top right hand corner (below the green RSVP button)

Where: The comfort of your own home

Who: You, me, our mates who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

A crew of experienced community members will be on hand to help guide you through the process of creating eye catching, hand crafted envelopes and share tips on how to write to your MPs!

Please RSVP so we have an idea on numbers. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family. 


National Welcome Night July 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM
Zoom

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

 

Photo credit, Vadim Ragozin

 

WHEN: Wednesday 22 July, 7pm AEDT

 

WHERE: The world wide web - after you RSVP, we’ll send you the login details closer to the date. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also connect by phone (just let us know).

 

WHO: You, me & our mates across the country who want to stand up for nature

 

This evening will be a way for you to find out how you can be a part of the movement and is your opportunity to learn about our innovative community organising program. You’ll meet local community group members, new friends who are keen to get involved and gain insight into what you can achieve for nature in real terms - all via the power of Zoom, a virtual meeting platform.

 

 

Be sure to RSVP so we can send you the login details.