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Qld New Laws lecture with Chris McGrath

Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Office Brisbane in South Brisbane, Australia

The Wilderness Society is holding a one-off lecture with leading Environmental Barrister, Chris McGrath for staff and volunteers. Learn about the different levels of law, how they work together and how environmental legislation works at different levels of Government.

 

Why are we doing this? Australia’s prosperity and natural environment is under threat. Our farmlands are mined, our oceans are overfished, our rivers are drained, dammed and degraded. 50% of our forests are gone. We’re losing the life that makes our lives possible.

 

There’s consensus across business, communities and environment protection groups that Australia’s environment laws don’t work.

 

TWS has been an integral part of forming the Places You Love alliance which has now become Australia’s largest environment alliance ever. The alliance supported the Australian Panel of Expert Environmental Lawyers (APEEL) that spent 3 years developing a solid, well-thought out and detailed solution to the problem (http://apeel.org.au/).

 

So we’ve begun our most ambitious project ever: Nature laws that work. A campaign to replace Australia's largely toothless environmental rules and regulators with a consistent, commonsense plan. The first step in the plan is to raise awareness around the key failures of the law in media and the community. 

 

If you'd like to learn more about the failure of our current Federal Environmental Laws and the impacts on the Environment, this is an event for you. 

 

Who is Dr Chris McGrath?

Dr Chris McGrath is a Brisbane barrister practising in environmental law and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Chris taught environmental regulation at UQ from 2000 to 2017, and a selection of his lectures and case studies of environmental litigation are available on his website at http://www.envlaw.com.au.


Hobart Community Organising Training: December

Friday, December 07, 2018 at 09:00 AM

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.


Melbourne - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training

Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 08:30 AM
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.



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When: 9am - 5pm Saturday 8 December and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 9 December

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.

 


Brisbane - Fundamentals of Community Organising Training (Dec 2018)

Saturday, December 08, 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 8 December and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 9 December

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.

 


Perth - Community Organising Training December 2018

Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Quality Resort Sorrento Beach in Sorrento, 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 8 December and 9am - 3:30pm Sunday 9 December

Where: Quality Resort Sorrento Beach, 1 Padbury Cir, Sorrento 6020

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.

 


Ipswich Koala Forum - Planning Laws & Habitat Loss

Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 23 rsvps
Ipswich Civic Centre - Lockyer Room in Ipswich, Australia

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We've all seen it!

 

The ever encroaching urban sprawl is seeing hectare after hectare of urban bushland and important habitat being cleared before our eyes. Our communities are changing, and too often residents (human and non human) don't get a say. It seems that this crisis has now reached breaking point, and something has to give!

 

As a result, urgent action is required to save Queensland koalas, a species which, while iconic, are threatened with a death by a thousand cuts.  It’s clear that more must be done by our State and Federal representatives.


The final Queensland Koala Expert Panel report (finalised in September 2017) highlights the need to stop habitat loss, the main stressor for Koalas.

 

The report made some alarming discoveries and proposed key interventions including:

  • A warning of the dramatic declines in koala populations in South East Queensland, including 80 per cent in the Koala Coast area (Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and west to Ipswich)
  • Singling out deforestation and land clearing as a major cause
  • Koalas could be extinct from these communities within 50 years
  • There is something we can do...but we need to act now!

 

Join the Wilderness Society, the Ipswich Residents and Ratepayers Association, and the Environmental Defenders Office to learn about what the solution looks like.

 

You will hear from expert speakers from a range of different perspectives, and also have a chance to have your burning questions answered.

 

We will focus on current planning legislation, why it is failing us, how it can be reformed, and the impacts that these reforms will have on communities in and around Ipswich. What's more, just by attending, you will have the opportunity to tell your politicians that urbanisation, urban clearing, and declining koala populations matter to you.

 

This is a one-off event that simply is a must attend for anyone with an interest in how the greater Ipswich community develops.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Toowong Koala Forum - Planning Laws, Habitat Loss & Koalas

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 19 rsvps

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We've all seen it!

 

The ever encroaching urban sprawl is seeing hectare after hectare of urban bushland and important habitat being cleared before our eyes. Our communities are changing, and too often residents (human and non human) don't get a say. It seems that this crisis has now reached breaking point, and something has to give!

 

As a result, urgent action is required to save Queensland koalas, a species which, while iconic, are threatened with a death by a thousand cuts.  It’s clear that more must be done by our State and Federal representatives.


The final Queensland Koala Expert Panel report (finalised in September 2017) highlights the need to stop habitat loss, the main stressor for Koalas.

 

The report made some alarming discoveries and proposed key interventions including:

  • A warning of the dramatic declines in koala populations in South East Queensland, including 80 per cent in the Koala Coast area (Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and west to Ipswich)
  • Singling out deforestation and land clearing as a major cause
  • Koalas could be extinct from these communities within 50 years
  • There is something we can do...but we need to act now!

 

Join the Metro North Wilderness Society, and the Environmental Defenders Office to learn about what the solution looks like.

 

You will hear from expert speakers from a range of different perspectives, and also have a chance to have your burning questions answered.

 

We will focus on current planning legislation, why it is failing us, how it can be reformed, and the impacts that these reforms will have on communities in and around North Brisbane. What's more, just by attending, you will have the opportunity to tell your politicians that urbanisation, urban clearing, and declining koala populations matter to you.

 

This is a one-off event that simply is a must attend for anyone with an interest in how the community develops.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Yeronga Koala Forum - Planning Laws, Habitat Loss & Koalas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 29 rsvps
Yeronga Community Center in Yeronga , Australia

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We've all seen it!

 

The ever encroaching urban sprawl is seeing hectare after hectare of urban bushland and important habitat being cleared before our eyes. Our communities are changing, and too often residents (human and non human) don't get a say. It seems that this crisis has now reached breaking point, and something has to give!

 

As a result, urgent action is required to save Queensland koalas, a species which, while iconic, are threatened with a death by a thousand cuts.  It’s clear that more must be done by our State and Federal representatives.


The final Queensland Koala Expert Panel report (finalised in September 2017) highlights the need to stop habitat loss, the main stressor for Koalas.

 

The report made some alarming discoveries and proposed key interventions including:

  • A warning of the dramatic declines in koala populations in South East Queensland, including 80 per cent in the Koala Coast area (Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and west to Ipswich)
  • Singling out deforestation and land clearing as a major cause
  • Koalas could be extinct from these communities within 50 years
  • There is something we can do...but we need to act now!

 

Join the Southern Suburbs Wilderness Society, and the Environmental Defenders Office to learn about what the solution looks like.

 

You will hear from expert speakers from a range of different perspectives, and also have a chance to have your burning questions answered.

 

We will focus on current planning legislation, why it is failing us, how it can be reformed, and the impacts that these reforms will have on communities in and around the southern suburbs. What's more, just by attending, you will have the opportunity to tell your politicians that urbanisation, urban clearing, and declining koala populations matter to you.

 

This is a one-off event that simply is a must attend for anyone with an interest in how the Southern Brisbane community develops.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Hobart Wednesday Lunch Campaign Update

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 01:00 PM
The Wilderness Society Hobart Campaign Center

If you're in and around Hobart on Wednesdays and would like to know what's going on and how to help, join us weekly for a volunteer-cooked lunch at 1pm and discussion on the latest developments in our community organizing, campaigns and other conservation issues in Tasmania.  It's a great opportunity to get informed, connect with others and find out how you can help.


Beenleigh Koala Forum - Planning Laws, Urban Deforestation, and Saving the Koala in SEQ

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 33 rsvps
Beenleigh Scout Hall in Beenleigh, Australia

KoalaCrossing.jpg

We've all seen it!

 

The ever encroaching urban sprawl is seeing hectare after hectare of urban bushland and important habitat being cleared before our eyes. Our communities are changing, and too often residents (human and non human) don't get a say. It seems that this crisis has now reached breaking point, and something has to give!

 

As a result, urgent action is required to save Queensland koalas, a species which, while iconic, are threatened with a death by a thousand cuts.  It’s clear that more must be done by our State and Federal representatives.


The final Queensland Koala Expert Panel report (finalised in September 2017) highlights the need to stop habitat loss, the main stressor for Koalas.

 

The report made some alarming discoveries and proposed key interventions including:

  • A warning of the dramatic declines in koala populations in South East Queensland, including 80 per cent in the Koala Coast area (Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and west to Ipswich)
  • Singling out deforestation and land clearing as a major cause
  • Koalas could be extinct from these communities within 50 years
  • There is something we can do...but we need to act now!

 

Join the Albert Valley Wilderness Society, and the Environmental Defenders Office to learn about what the solution looks like.

 

You will hear from expert speakers from a range of different perspectives, and also have a chance to have your burning questions answered.

 

We will focus on current planning legislation, why it is failing us, how it can be reformed, and the impacts that these reforms will have on communities in and around the Albert Valley. What's more, just by attending, you will have the opportunity to tell your politicians that urbanisation, urban clearing, and declining koala populations matter to you.

 

This is a one-off event that simply is a must attend for anyone with an interest in how the greater community develops.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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