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The Tale of Ruby Rose 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 80 rsvps
Wide Angle Tasmania in South Hobart, Australia

 

Join us for a screening of this Tasmanian cult classic, filmed through the winter in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. The Tale of Ruby Rose is Tasmanian director Rger Scholes first feature film and went on to win four awards at the 1987 Venice Biennale Film Festival before being released in Australia to critical acclaim. 

in 1988 the Wilderness Society toured The Tale of Ruby Rose to town halls and local theatres around Tasmania to talk wilderness and showcase the incredible landscpaes of what is now Tasmania's inconic Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

30 years later, view an impressive digitally remastered screening and update on the modern-day threat to wilderness and the current plans for luxury private commercial huyts and helicopter access in the Walls of Jerusalem.

Entry by donation on the night. 

RSVP essential. 


Community Gathering Movie Night

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 33 rsvps
Yeronga Community Centre in Brisbane, Australia

Need a break? Come join us for a movie night!

 

The Wilderness Society and the Yeronga Community centre are collaborating to bring you the screening of Wildness.

Come explore the makings of the Wilderness society through the beautifully story of Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis who were arguably Australia's greatest wilderness photographers. 

It is a great opportunity to delve into history while meeting new people to plan for the future. We have a line up of speakers from the wilderness society to tell you how you can get involved. Jess Pugh who is the Labor member for Mount Ommaney will also be speaking and wants a chance to hear from you!

There will be free food and drinks on the night so make sure to RSVP so that we can cater for everyone.

 

See you there!


Newcastle July Nature Walk

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
King Edward Park in Newcastle, Australia

This month’s Nature Walk with The Wilderness Society Newcastle will be at King Edward Park

Grab your binoculars and thermos and let’s spot some whales from this beautiful vantage point We will begin this guided activity by firstly exploring the coastal heathland. After our coastal stroll we will return to the hill and settle down to scan for Humpback Whales and other whale species as they make their migration North for warmer waters.

Meet at the Carpark at the top of King Edward Park, Corner The Terrace  &York Drive, Newcastle

Tue 3rd July 10am – 12noon

Bring: Enclosed footwear, sunscreen, Hat, water, snacks and binoculars.

Suitable for all ages.  Easy grade walk.

Cost  by donation.

For RSVP and info:

Bec 0422 391 066


Welcome Night - Maylands

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Dome Cafe Maylands in Maylands, Australia

You are invited to join local community members and Wilderness Society staff and volunteers for our Maylands Welcome Night!

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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 July 3rd, 2018 at 6pm, at Dome Cafe Maylands (in the Ballroom on the side of the building), 219-221 Railway Parade, Maylands WA 6051.


The Tale of Ruby Rose 30th Anniversary Tour

Thursday, July 05, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall in Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Join us for a screening of this Tasmanian cult classic, filmed through the winter in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. The Tale of Ruby Rose is Tasmanian director Roger Scholes first feature film and went on to win four awards at the 1987 Venice Biennial Film Festival before being released in Australia to critical acclaim. 

in 1988 the Wilderness Society toured The Tale of Ruby Rose to town halls and local theatres around Tasmania to talk wilderness and showcase the incredible landscpaes of what is now Tasmania's inconic Wilderness World Heritage Area. 

30 years later, view an impressive digitally remastered screening and update on the modern-day threat to wilderness and the current plans for luxury private commercial huyts and helicopter access in the Walls of Jerusalem.

Entry by donation on the night. 

RSVP essential. 


Newcastle July Community Organising Training

Saturday, July 07, 2018 at 08:30 AM

The Newcastle Campaign Centre is proud to announce our next Community Organising training. This free two-day training is perfect for anyone who is interested in making the world a better place.

 

Here's what a previous student had to say:

"Thank you to The Wilderness Society for providing this excellent training in Community Organising. A combination of great content and excellent trainers has given me more tools and skills for community organising and activism. I highly recommend this to others."

 

Information about the course:

 

This course will teach you the fundamentals of community organising including:

 

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

 

As a result of 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 care about.

 

 

This training will run on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of July 2018.

Registration opens at 8.30am each day and teaching begins at 9.00am.

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 3.30pm

 

We will provide a vegetarian lunch; you are welcome to make a donation to help cover costs if you can. Please let me know if you have any requirements that we can help you with, particularly mobility or dietary requirements.

 

Charlotte McCabe

Newcastle Community Organiser

0421 728 780

 

 

 

 


Welcome Night with The Wilderness Society

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
77-79 Akoonah drive Beechmont in Beechmont, Australia

The Wilderness Society Welcomes You to Welcome Night!

You are invited to the first Welcome Night of the year with The Wilderness Society. 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 ecosystem safe. 

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 there on the 12th July. Please contact Morika Elek at this number for more information: 0450 623 780 or  07 55 333336

 


Melbourne - Community Organising Training

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 08:45 AM
Yarraville Community Centre in Footscray, Australia

“As part of a community of like-minded people, I now have the direction, purpose and skills to translate my passion into tangible, meaningful action” - Chris Farrow, course graduate.

 

We are excited to offer our Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters over the weekend of Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July (Saturday: 8.45am - 5pm and Sunday 8.45am - 3.30pm.)


When was the last time you did something bold and different in the pursuit of growth and learning? Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!   


Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.  

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

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

This is our second training of the year and will set you up well for the rest of 2018 - it's shaping up to be an exciting year and we are looking forward to winning our campaigns together with you!

 

This course is free. Please ensure you let us know if you have mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration. 

See you there!


Peaks to Point

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Oxley Creek Common in Brisbane, Australia

The Peaks to Point Festival is a great way to become involved in local initiaves, reach out to the local community and build relationships with like-minded people. Join us to raise awareness and promote the well being of the landscapes and landowners of the Flinders Karawatha Corridor. 

The Wilderness Society stall will be up and running at 9am. A guided bush walk will take place at around 1pm, where we will collect seeds and learn about native flora and fauna. This will then be followed by a workshop which will explain seed germination processes.

Additionally, Mark Bailey, the Local State MP will be speaking at 3pm; this being a great opportunity to build relationships between ourselves and the decisions makers themselves.

Maintaining the health of the Southern Corridor is vital to ensuring the longevity of the ecosystems, for the benefit of its inhabitants and the enjoyment of Queensland communities. We look forward to seeing you there.

Times may vary slightly depending on stall organisers.


Sydney Two-Day Community Organising Training July 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 08:30 AM

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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: Fundamentals of Community Organising Program 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.


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