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Homebush EPBC Submission Writing Party

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 25 rsvps
Sydney Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, Australia

This January, we're getting together with you and your community, to write to our elected reps. We'll be listening to music, having good chats, nibblies and drinks while taking proactive action for our iconic lands and wildlife. We'd love you to join us.

 

When: 6pm - 7:30pm, Thursday 23 January 2020.
Where: Wilderness Society Campaign Centre, Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills 2010 NSW.
Who: You, me, our mates and community members who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

 

We're asking the independent review panel, and federal environment minister Sussan Ley what they're planning to do to ensure we all have a future with clean water and air, a safe climate, and to protect the places we love, by ensuring our national nature laws are up to scratch. 

 

Why? Australia's 20 year old environment laws are up for review and we're committed to making sure the people in charge of reviewing them do a proper job of it. 

 

Personalised submissions work, are worth many times more in the eyes of our elected reps than a signature on a ready-made submission, and are one important way you can make sure your point of view is included in this once in ten year review of Australia's environment laws.

 

A crew of experienced submission writers will be on hand to provide training, support, and guides in case you're wondering "How on earth do I write one of these things?".

 

Please RSVP so we know how many people to cater for. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family along too. The more the merrier!


Eastside EPBC Submission Writing Party

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM
Sydney Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, Australia

This January, we're getting together with you and your community, to write to our elected reps. We'll be listening to music, having good chats, nibblies and drinks while taking proactive action for our iconic lands and wildlife. We'd love you to join us.

 

When: 6pm - 8pm, Tuesday 28 January 2020.
Where: Wilderness Society Campaign Centre, Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills 2010 NSW.
Who: You, me, our mates and community members who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

 

We're asking the independent review panel, and federal environment minister Sussan Ley what they're planning to do to ensure we all have a future with clean water and air, a safe climate, and to protect the places we love, by ensuring our national nature laws are up to scratch. 

 

Why? Australia's 20 year old environment laws are up for review and we're committed to making sure the people in charge of reviewing them do a proper job of it. 

 

Personalised submissions work, are worth many times more in the eyes of our elected reps than a signature on a ready-made submission, and are one important way you can make sure your point of view is included in this once in ten year review of Australia's environment laws.

 

A crew of experienced submission writers will be on hand to provide training, support, and guides in case you're wondering "How on earth do I write one of these things?".

 

Please RSVP so we know how many people to cater for. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family along too. The more the merrier!


Illawarra EPBC Submission Party

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM
Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre in Thirroul, Australia

This January, we're getting together with you and your community, to write to our elected reps. We'll be listening to music, having good chats, nibblies and drinks while taking proactive action for our iconic lands and wildlife. We'd love you to join us.

 

When: 6pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday 29 January 2020.
Where: Black Diamond Room, Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre 352 - 358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW 2515
Who: You, me, our mates and community members who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

 

We're asking the independent review panel, and federal environment minister Sussan Ley what they're planning to do to ensure we all have a future with clean water and air, a safe climate, and to protect the places we love, by ensuring our national nature laws are up to scratch. 

 

Why? Australia's 20 year old environment laws are up for review and we're committed to making sure the people in charge of reviewing them do a proper job of it. The public submission period is now open until 17 April 2020 so this is our chance to get onto it.

 

Personalised submissions work, are worth many times more in the eyes of our elected reps than a signature on a ready-made submission, and are one important way you can make sure your point of view is included in this once in ten year review of Australia's environment laws.

 

A crew of experienced submission writers will be on hand to provide training, support, and guides in case you're wondering "How on earth do I write one of these things?".

 

Please RSVP so we know how many people to cater for. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family along too. The more the merrier!


Northern Beaches EPBC Submission Writing Party

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 18 rsvps
Warringah Mall Library in Brookvale, Australia

This January, we're getting together with you and your community, to write to our elected reps. We'll be having good chats, nibblies and drinks while taking proactive action for our iconic lands and wildlife. We'd love you to join us.

 

When: 6pm - 7:30pm, Thursday 30 January 2020.
Where: Warringah Mall Library,Shop 650/145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW 2100
Who: You, me, our mates and community members who also want to get to work to protect the places we love.

 

We're asking the independent review panel, and federal environment minister Sussan Ley what they're planning to do to ensure we all have a future with clean water and air, a safe climate, and to protect the places we love, by ensuring our national nature laws are up to scratch. 

 

Why? Australia's 20 year old environment laws are up for review and we're committed to making sure the people in charge of reviewing them do a proper job of it.

 

Personalised submissions work, are worth many times more in the eyes of our elected reps than a signature on a ready-made submission, and are one important way you can make sure your point of view is included in this once in ten year review of Australia's environment laws.

 

A crew of experienced submission writers will be on hand to provide training, support, and guides in case you're wondering "How on earth do I write one of these things?".

 

Please RSVP so we know how many people to cater for. All are welcome, so please share with your networks and invite friends and family along too. The more the merrier!


Newcastle volunteers 2020

Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 7 rsvps
Pachamama

After the fires the needle has shifted and more people are looking for a way to be part of the solution. We have two fossil fuel campaigns (CSG and Offshore Gas) and a structural change campaign (nature laws) that is all the more relevant as we enter into the climate crisis.

This kick off event is for all 3 Newcastle teams to come together, build relationships and make clear plans together for the next three months.

10am till 1.30 with time for a big lunch break. Please bring something to share.

-campaign and organising updates and goal setting

-2020 calendar check

-team planning for Feb to April

-skills development plan

Afterwards if anyone is keen we can head over to the Croatian Club for some music and gelato for their solar panel fundraiser


Sydney Welcome Night

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 06:00 PM · 18 rsvps
Wilderness Society Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, 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 our natural world, and have had some incredible campaign wins along the way. It's time for us to ramp up our work as together we stand up for the places we love.

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 community organising program and is also a fantastic way to meet new friends, find your passions, and gain insight into what you can achieve in real terms.

Our Movement For Life organising program will teach you about the skills that are driving the biggest community movements in our world today. If you'd like to volunteer your expertise, skills and experience with the Wilderness Society, this is a great way to get started.



Snacks and drinks are provided. Feel free to invite friends and family, just remember to RSVP for every person attending so we can cater accordingly.


We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 6:00pm, on Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills 2010 NSW. 

 

RSVP at the top right of this page!


Melbourne Welcome Night

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 06:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Campaign Centre in West Melbourne, Australia

You're invited to our next Welcome Night at the Melbourne Campaign Centre.

 

Photo credit, Matt Tomkins

 

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 had some incredible campaign wins along the way. It's time for us to ramp up our work as together we stand up for the places we love.

 

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 community organising program and is also a fantastic way to meet new friends, find your passions, and gain insight into what you can achieve in real terms. 

 

Photo credit, Matt Tomkins

 

We'll put on snacks and drinks. Feel free to invite friends and family, just remember to RSVP for every person attending so we cater accordingly.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 20 February 2020 at 6pm, 353-355 King Street, West Melbourne.

 


Sydney - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 09:00 AM
Campaign Centre in Surry Hills, Australia

Conversations change the world!

 

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

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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 

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.

 


Melbourne - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 08:45 AM
Community Hub at The Dock in Docklands, Australia

conversations change the world!

 

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



When: 

8.45am - 5pm Saturday 21 March 2020

9am - 3:30pm Sunday 22 March 2020

Where:

Saturday is at the Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008 

Sunday is at Wilderness Society office, 351-355 King St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Cost: 

Funded by donations from our members and supporters so free of charge for accepted applicants.

Access

We welcome people of all abilities. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Public Transport is available by tram (11 and 48) and the venue is a 15 minute walk or short tram ride from Southern Cross Station. Parking is available for $10/day at Wilson Parking, 800 Bourke St.

Our full yet flexible agenda incorporates breaks throughout the day. If you have specific accessibility, learning or cultural needs, please let us know.

 

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 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.


Brisbane - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Mar 2020)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 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 21st March and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 22nd March

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.