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nipaluna/Hobart Movement for Life Training

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM
The Wilderness Society in Hobart, Australia

Conversations change the world!


Apply now for our community organising training course, Movement For Life - Fundamentals of Community Organising.

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RSVP at the top right of this page!

 

Movement For Life training gives you the building blocks to spread your values and create change in your community. Together, we’re putting the power back in the hands of the people.

 

Our leading community organising training is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience.

 

Using tools and techniques honed in community organising programs across the world, we’ll help you reach new audiences and have empowering conversations about the things that matter to you— and the reasons we should all support life.

 

This free two-day course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams and volunteer management 

Afterwards, you’ll be well equipped to work with us on our current campaigns and community organising program, as well as with your local community or organisation to take effective action on the issues you care about.

 

 


Sydney Campaign Night – 17 September

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Sydney Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, Australia

Australia is facing an extinction crisis. Animals like our beloved koala are being pushed closer and closer to the point of no return. Our farmlands are mined, our oceans are overfished, our rivers are drained, dammed and degraded. 50% of our forests are gone.

 

The legislation we rely on to protect what makes Australia special - the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) (EBPC Act) - is not up to scratch. Even with this law in place, Australia has one of the worst rates of species extinction on the planet, and the government keeps turning a blind eye to their continued destruction, refusing to act to help bring them back from the brink. 

 

We have a plan to replace Australia's largely toothless environmental rules and regulators with a consistent, commonsense plan and a National Environment Commission to act as an independent voice for nature. 

 

The EPBC (1999) is up for its 10 year review in October this year. Join our Nature Laws campaigner Suzanne Milthorpe at the Sydney campaign centre to find out what the next phase in our campaign looks like, and how you can be involved in making sure everyday Australians' voices are heard throughout this vital review. 

 

When: 6pm - 8pm | Tuesday 17 September 2019

Where: The Wilderness Society Campaign Centre. Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

 

 

Refreshments will be provided. 

 

Grab a friend or 2 and RSVP at the top right of this page!

 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 


Wilderness Society Southeast Meet Up 7

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Wilderness Society Office in West Melbourne, Australia

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

When: 6 - 7.30pm, Wednesday 18 Sept 2019
Where: Wilderness Society Office, 351-355 King Street, West Melbourne
Who: You, me, our mates who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

At this Meet Up we will discuss:

  • Debrief the launch
  • Revisit our group purpose
  • What can we do? Ideas including forest tours, MP engagement opportunities

Amy and Mariah are convening the group at the moment, pop your name next to the role you want this time, and add to the list if you notice a gap.

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

 


They're back! Captain Planet at the Waverley Library

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Waverly Library Theatrette in Bondi, Australia

Captain Planet and The Planeteers

Defending Nature world-wide since 1990!

    

The Wilderness Society

Protecting Australian Nature since 1974!

      

Eastern Suburbs Community Group

Created in 2016!

     
The Eastern Suburbs Community Group is a diverse group of locals who love the area, from the beaches to Centennial Park. As part of The Wilderness Society's Movement for Life program we campaign for a long overdue ban on single-use plastics in NSW.
 
Now we present Captain Planet and ask: In these times of multiple environmental crises, "What would Captain Planet want us to do?!"
 
Join us for a fun evening with a few nostalgic episodes! Get re-acquainted with the gang or introduce them to the kids.
 
Hear from local Movement For Life activists, connect and chat with like-minded folks, snack, and find out how you can be a super hero!  
   
"They have Super Powers; we have People Power".  
 
Friday 20 September 
6-8pm
Waverley Library Theatrette
1st Floor, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction 
Admission: FREE
 

RSVP top right! 

      
Please bring your own drink container, like a true wildlife warrior! Snacks and cold drinks will be served.   
 
 
The Wilderness Society's vision is to transform Australia into a society that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us.    

North East Group - Meet Your MP Workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Shop 48 - The Harmony Centre in Hiedelberg, Australia

West Side Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Railway Hotel in Yarraville, Australia

Join us for the meet up of Wilderness Society West Side Group. We're a group of people who love where we live and want to be part of a positive movement for nature.

When: Wednesday 25 September, 7:30pm
Where: Railway Hotel, Yarraville
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 Mallory, West Side Community Organiser on 0401 430 642 | mallory.pryde@wilderness.org.au


Sutherland Spring Clean at Scarborough Park

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Scarborough Park in Ramsgate Beach, Australia

Come and celebrate Spring with the Sutherland Action Group on Sunday 29th September!

We're a friendly group who love getting out into nature, meeting like-minded people and sharing stories about nature.

 

You're invited to the Sutherland Action Group's Spring Clean and Picnic at Scarborough Park, Ramsgate on Sunday 29th September from 10am - 12:30pm.

 

Join us as we get our hands dirty cleaning up the creek and explore one of the best remaining patches of Kurnell Dune Forest, an endangered plant community once characteristic of our local area. We'll finish off with a picnic whilst chatting about the Wilderness Society's Movement for Life program and how you can join us to put power back in the hands of people.

 

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with nature and meet other locals who are passionate about protecting our natural spaces.

 

We will meet behind Ramsgate Public School, on the corner of Florence and Hawthorne Streets at 10am.

 

RSVP top right!

 

Picnic snacks will be provided. Please wear comfortable, enclosed shoes and bring along a hat, sunscreen and water. 

 

Can't wait to meet you there!


Captain Planet at Warringah Mall Library

Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Warringah Mall Library in Brookvale, Australia

By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!


Come with The Wilderness Society’s Northern Beaches Group on a blast from the past with Captain Planet!

 

We’re a friendly group of local Wilderness Society volunteers who’re passionate about the protection of our natural environment and enacting change on a local scale, focussing on issues such as deforestation and conserving threatened koala populations.

 

Join us for a fun-filled evening screening of a few episodes of the classic 90s series Captain Planet and the Planeteers – get caught up in the nostalgia of your childhood or make new memories with your kids.

 

Chill out with drinks and snacks, hear from local activists, meet like-minded people, and find out what you can do to be a superhero for the planet!

 

The power is YOURS!

 

When: Thursday 3rdOctober, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Warringah Mall Library, Shop 650/145 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
FREE ADMISSION

 

RSVP top right!

 


Melbourne - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training

Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 08:30 AM
Kathleen Syme Community Library in Carlton, Australia

conversations change the world!

 

Apply now for our community organising training course, Movement For Life - Fundamentals of Community Organising.



PHOTO: Adrian Guerin

When: 9am - 5pm Saturday 5 October and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 6 October 2019

Where: Kathleen Syme Community Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

Cost: Free for accepted applicants

We welcome people of all abilities. The venue is wheelchair accessible, please let us know your accessibility requirements.

RSVP at the top right of this page!

 

Movement For Life training gives you the building blocks to spread your values and create change in your community. Together, we’re putting the power back in the hands of the people.

 

Our leading community organising training is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience.

 

Using tools and techniques honed in community organising programs across the world, we’ll help you reach new audiences and have empowering conversations about the things that matter to you— and the reasons we should all support life.

 

This free two-day course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams and volunteer management 

Afterwards, you’ll be well equipped to work with us on our current campaigns and community organising program, as well as with your local community or organisation to take effective action on the issues you care about.

 

 

“It's a great experience for channeling frustration in a productive, rewarding way. This training has been extremely beneficial in preparing me as a community organiser and gave me confidence to have conversations with purpose".


-Laura Taylor, 24yo, Sustainability Officer at Melbourne Water and Movement for Life graduate.

 


Sydney - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Oct 2019)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM
TBC in Sydney, Australia

Great conversations change minds


We’re excited to offer our community organising training course, Movement For Life - Fundamentals of Community Organising, to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters.

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Cost: It's free for Wilderness Society supporters

 

RSVP at the top right of this page!

 

Movement For Life training gives you the building blocks to share your values and create change in your community. Together, we’re putting the power back in the hands of the people.

 

Our community organising training is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience.

 

Using tools and techniques honed in community organising programs across the world, we’ll help you reach new audiences and have empowering conversations about the things that matter to you — and the reasons why we should all support life.

 

This free two-day course will give you experience and skills in:

  • The theory and frameworks of community organising
  • Relational organising
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
  • Campaign planning
  • Activating your local community
  • Building grassroots teams and volunteer management 

You’ll be well equipped to work with us on our current campaigns and community organising program, as well as with your local community or organisation to take effective action on the issues you care about.


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