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Melbourne - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Sept 2018)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 08:30 AM · 12 rsvps
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 22 September and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 23 September

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

Cost: Free for accepted applicants

 

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 (Sep 2018)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Amnesty International in Chippendale, 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.

 

Cost: It's free

 

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 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 

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.


Celebrating the Environment Award for Children's Literature - Readings Hawthorn

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps
Readings Hawthorn in Hawthorn, Australia

Children’s books have a profound effect in shaping who we become as grown ups.

 

To celebrate this connection and to recognise the contributions of Melbourne’s shortlisted authors for the Environment Award for Children’s Literature in 2018, we’re hosting an event at Readings in Hawthorn this October.

Book here.

 

You will hear from authors Anna Walker, Meredith Costain and Samantha Grover alongside illustrator Camille Heisler about their books, and explore guests’ own experiences with literature in childhood that sparked a connection with nature.

 

We’ll also be treated to an update from Amelia Young, Wilderness Society Victorian Campaign Manager, covering themes on the common sense approach to creating a new set of national laws for nature that work.

 

We’d be delighted for you to join us for this enchanted evening.

 

When: 6 - 7.30pm |  Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Where: Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Places are limited, please book a seat here.


SA Salisbury doco screening

Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Twelve25 in Salisbury, Australia

Join us for a doco, pizza and chatz about the campaign to protect the Great Australian Bight and what we can do. 

 

The Wilderness Society has stood at the forefront of Australia’s most historic environmental victories, but our biggest challenges lie in front of us.

Operation Jeedara is the story of the fight to protect the Great Australian Bight from risky oil and gas drilling. A showcase of the immense beauty of our coasts and ocean that make up this incredible region. Recently the Sea Shepherd boat, the Steve Irwin, returned to the Bight with some scientists to check out how the marine sanctuaries were going. They captured some stunning underwater imagery.  We will show a short version of each film.

These two documentaries are particularly important to South Australia. Our unique and pristine environment, productive fisheries, world class tourism and way of life, are all at immense risk, if there were to be an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight.

 

Following the screening, we’ll explore the how locals can get involved in protecting the Bight as well as chat over local environmental issues that we could work together to solve.


Sydney Campaign Night – 4 October

Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Sydney Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, Australia

The Wilderness Society Sydney is delighted to invite you to its campaign night:

6pm–8pm | Thursday, 4 October

The Wilderness Society Office

Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.

 


  • Get a sneak preview on our brand new campaign in New South Wales—official launch on 21 October.

  • Learn more about how you can get involved in Movement For Life, the exciting Wilderness Society’s community organising program.

  • Have great conversations and make new friends.

 

Foods and drinks are provided. 

 

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

 

Looking forward to see you there.

 

Julie

Sydney Campaign Manager


Brisbane - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Oct 2018)

Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 08:30 AM
The Wilderness Society Brisbane in West End, Australia

conversations change the world!


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

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When: 9am - 5pm Saturday 6 October and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 7 October

Where: The Wilderness Society office, 67 Boundary Street, West End

Cost: Free for accepted applicants

 

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.

 

David_2_(1).jpg “Theory is one thing, but putting it into practice is
where real learning happens”


-David Cuschieri, 48yo, Interior Designer and Movement for Life graduate.

 


Mt Coot-tha Anthony Lynham Rally Brisbane

Monday, October 08, 2018 at 09:30 AM · 24 rsvps

The Mt Coot-tha we all love is threatened by privatisation and the construction of a tourism precinct, beginning with a proposed mega zipline. Together we can save our beautiful mountain & Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens!

 

We've been trying to get a meeting with the Hon Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Environment & Mining since February. Join us at his office to send a strong message to this top decision maker, calling on him to instruct BCC not to proceed with their Mega Zipline proposal for the Mount Coot-tha Precinct due to deleterious impacts to local green space, local communities & the iconic heritage values of Mount Coot-tha & the Botanical Gardens.

 

The Deed of Grant in Trust (DOGIT), for the lands on which the Mount Coot-tha precinct is located, were designed to protect the land for public enjoyment. Instead, the Zipline Project uses public land for profit by a private company.

 

BCC have released the Development Application to the public but not the Land Management Plan which needs to be approved by the Hon Dr Anthony Lynham in order for the Zipline Project to proceed even though this is required under the Land Act for the proposed change in use of the land. View the DA here:
https://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/masterviewUI/modules/ApplicationMaster/default.aspx?page=wrapper&key=A005011420

 

Please ensure you RSVP on this page so we know how many people to expect.

 

Please also contact Qld Gov’t Ministers, The Lord Mayor and Brisbane City Councillors with your concerns about what is proposed by BCC for Mt Coot-tha - contact etc., details here:
https://www.mountcoot-thazipline.org/template-letters


October 13th 2018 Forest Tour (Toolangi)

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 08:45 AM
Wilderness Society Office in Melbourne, Australia

Join Wilderness Society community organisers and visit the majestic forests of the Central Highlands with a marvelous educational tour of areas to be in included in the Great Forest National Park.

 

Escape the daily grind and discover some of the many special pockets the Central Highlands has to offer right on our city’s doorstep. Join us for a stroll along forest walkways, be soothed by the sounds of nature and stand in awe as we look up at the tallest flowering plant in the world—The Mountain Ash.

 

Day trip in a chauffeured minibus - pick up and drop off from CBD location

Visit Victoria’s vital biodiverse forests and re-connect with nature

Gain first-hand, intimate insights of logging threats to the Central Highlands

Connect with like-minded people and join the Great Forest National Park campaign

 

BOOK NOW spots are limited!


Photographer: Teresa Hu

Image: Toolangi Forest Tour / Photographer: Teresa Hu 

 

During the tour we will:

  • Meet at 8:45am at the Wilderness Society headquarters in Melbourne’s CBD before driving ~1.5 hrs out of town
  • Visit clear-fell logging coupes to uncover the devastating destruction of our native forests.
  • Enjoy short walks through ancient cool temperate rainforest and tall Mountain Ash forest ecosystems characteristic of the Central Highlands
  • Break for lunch - water, tea and coffee are provided but please bring lunch and a water bottle
  • Aim to return to the headquarters by 6:30pm (dependent on unforeseeable circumstances such as traffic)

 

We ask for a donation of $40 per person to help cover costs, enabling us to continue providing these tours in the future.

 

When: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Time: 8:45am for a 9am departure (expected return 6:30-7:00pm)

Address: Tour bus departs from 355 King Street, West Melbourne 3003

Cost: Suggested $40 donation to cover costs

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!


Launceston Community Organising Training: Oct 13-14

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 5 rsvps

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.

Cost: It's free

 

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 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 

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.


Newcastle wild letters club

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Pachamama House in Hamilton, Australia

Join the Wilderness Society for an afternoon of tea, cake, friends and letters! We will write and draw creative letters for our Members of Parliament. We will inform our elected representative that we care about nature and demand stronger laws to protect the places and animals we love. The health of our environment affects us all. But our current laws fail to protect the things that make Australia a great place to live. It's time we had strong and consistent laws that work. We will be sharing our stories and concerns through drawings and writing. Be a part of our democracy and raise your voice for what matters to you!

Kids most welcome.
Bring along your recycled cardboard such as cereal boxes, muesli bar packets and tea bag boxes. 
Bring along pencils, paints, glue and glitter - if you have some, no worries if you don't!
Cake and tea will be provided.

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