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Sydney Campaign night - 26 April 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 50 rsvps
TWS Sydney office in Sydney, Australia

Please join us for our Sydney campaign night, on Thursday 26 April, from 6pm.

Don't miss the chance to get to know more about our campaigns and training programs and meet new amazing people coming from across Sydney.

Come along with a friend, we'll take care of the rest. 

 


Write for Climate

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Adelaide Campaign Centre in Adelaide, Australia


Want to build the political will for a livable climate from the comfort of your keyboard?  Then let’s get writing!

Together we can make a compelling case for action through letters to the editor and op eds that aim to cut through to mainstream audiences.

Using a non partisan approach we will champion a range of solutions - including stopping the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

Come along to get some tips and tricks for writing letters to the editor and nut out how we can work together for the most impact.

Can't come along but want to be involved? Get in contact with Peta Page, Community Organiser, 0434 823 534 peta.page@wilderness.org.au


Hobart Community Organising Training: 28th - 29th April!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 24 rsvps

 

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RSVP using the form at the bottom of this page

Volunteers and members of The Wilderness Society, or supporters committed to getting more involved, are invited to attend our free 2-day Community Organising training 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, as well as core organising skills including running effective house parties to talk about the issues you care about.

This program is offered free of charge. Spaces are limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

Please ensure you let us know if you have any dietary requirements, mobility issues or anything else we need to take into consideration.

 


Put a Pin In It

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 3 rsvps
Wilderness Society Office in Melbourne, Australia
As part of brand launch, we're creating special gifts for key relationships. 
This gift is an enamel pin of our new brand mark with a backing card that introduces the concept of the Franklin river mark. 
We've asked the print team for a few things to speed up production:
- No plastic wrap on each pin
- A small hole on the card to insert the pin
We need help to put pins on 1650 cards. We're getting together on Monday 30th April to put the pins in, if you have an hour or two free come down to the office and lend a hand - RSVP below :) if we have any left over, we'll gather again on Tuesday at 11am to nail the last few...

La Trobe Group Meet Up, May 2018

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Union Hall (U 206) in Bundoora, Australia

The Wilderness Society is a not-for-profit community based conservation organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of our wilderness and wildlife. Since it was established in 1976 to help save the Franklin River, the Wilderness Society has been has been a key player in Australia’s most famous environmental campaigns.

Come along to our second La Trobe group meet up where we'll discuss future campaigns and activities at La Trobe University. 


SA Welcome Night

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
Adelaide Campaign Centre in Adelaide, Australia

The Wilderness Society Welcomes You to Welcome Night!

You are invited to the first Welcome Night of the year with The Wilderness Society South 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 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 organising program and current campaign to protect the Great Australian Bight.

 

This is also a fantastic way to meet new friends, find your passions, and gain insight into what you can actually achieve! 

 

Feel free to invite friends and family! Just remember to RSVP first!

 

Please contact Peta Page at this number for more information: 0434 823 534  


Sydney Two-Day Community Organising Training May 2018

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 08:30 AM
Amnesty International Action Centre in Chippendale, Australia

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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.


Perth - Community Organising Training May 2018

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 29 rsvps
City West Lotteries Building in West Perth, Australia

We are excited to offer our Community Organising Training course - Movement for Life -  to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters. 

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Saturday May 5th - 9am to 5pm & Saturday May 12th - 9am to 3.30pm
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi St
West Perth
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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 is the FIRST time we're running the training across two saturdays, to better allow people who work weekends to come along!

This two day 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 

Is this training right for me?

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!   

We’re looking to transform the ways in which society connects and respects our natural environment. This program is a huge first step in discovering what we can do collectively. It’ll equip you with the skills, know-how, mentoring and connections you need to have an impact in your local community.

BYO Lunch, Tea, Coffees and snacks provided.

Please ensure you let us know via email if you have any dietary requirements, mobility needs or anything else you think we need to take into consideration. Water town is across the road from the training venue, with plenty of lunch options to choose from.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

For more information on what it means to volunteer with us please do not hesitate to contact us on 9420 7255 or email claire.mckinnon@wilderness.org.au


How to have a successful meeting with your MP.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 1 rsvp
Pachamama in Hamilton, Australia

It's important that we have effective meetings with our decision makers so that we can tell them how we would like them to act on key issues.

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to have an effective meeting with your MP.


Melbourne - Community Organising Training

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 08:45 AM · 40 rsvps
Kathleen Syme Centre in Melbourne, 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 19th May - Sunday 20th May (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!


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