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Southeast Group Launch - Hawthorn

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Nevermind Bar in Hawthorn, Australia

You're invited to our official group launch!

Ever wondered what we can do together to make lasting and impactful change for Nature?

Come and meet the Wilderness Society Southeast group on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 6pm. 

 

people, community, power

 

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. 

People power, community

 

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

 


Canning Rivers Welcome Night

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 15 rsvps
Canning River Eco Education Centre in Canning, Australia

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

 

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.

 

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This event is a great way to find out how you can be a part of this progressive movement! It's an opportunity to learn about our innovative Movement for Life 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!

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 29 August 2019 at 6pm at the Canning River Eco Education Centre.

 

If you living in the City of Canning or surrounding areas, this event is for you! 

 

There will be food provided. Feel free to invite friends and family - just remember to RSVP!


Sydney - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Aug 2019)

Saturday, August 31, 2019 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.

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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.


Qld Koala Petition Delivery

Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 09:30 AM · 10 rsvps
QLD Parliament House 2A George St Brisbane City, QLD 4000 Australia

Wildlife carers are struggling to cope with mounting numbers of sick and injured animals in south-east Queensland saying the destruction of bushland is to blame.

Koala populations are down by almost 50% right across the state. In South East  Queensland it's even worse—down 80%. We need a Koala Conservation Strategy now.

The QLD government must act now and release the Koala Conservation Strategy and include in it all recommendations from the Koala Expert Panel report.      

Will you come along to Queensland Parliament House on 5 September to deliver thousands of petitions calling for urgent action?

 

Almost two years ago, the The Queensland Government’s own commissioned Koala Expert Panel released a report to provide the Queensland Government with recommendations on priority actions to address the relentless decline in koalas in South-East Queensland . That was a result of your support; you signed petitions, attended events and met with decision makers. Yet the Government is still delaying. 

The Panel determined that the clear evidence of catastrophic declines in koala populations in the Koala Coast area demonstrates an urgent need for policy change to ensure the long-term persistence of the koala. The Panel noted the need for increased protection of koala habitat across Queensland.

The panel’s recommendations are now almost two years old and we are still waiting on urgent action and interventions from the Queensland Government to address the greatest threat facing koalas, habitat loss and fragmentation.

That’s why we are holding an action with our allies at Queensland Conservation Council to call on the Government to act urgently to save koala habitat. 

 


Melbourne Welcome Night

Thursday, September 12, 2019 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.

 

People power, groups, community

 

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. 

People power, community

 

Snacks and drinks are provided. 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 12 September 2019 at 6pm, 353-355 King Street, West Melbourne.

 


Perth - Community Organising Training September 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 09:00 AM
City West Lotteries House in West Perth, 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 - 4pm Saturday 14 July and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 15 July

Where: City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth 6005

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.

 


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.

 


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.    

Brisbane - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (October19)

Saturday, October 05, 2019 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 5th October and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 6th 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.

 


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