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The Bentley Effect – film screening

The Bentley Effect – film screening

May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grand Cinemas Cygnet, 16 Preston St, Como WA 6152, Australia

The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. Please join us for the first Perth screening of this unique and highly engaging documentary film at the Cygnet Cinema, Wednesday May 9. Doors open at 6pm. Following the event there will be a Q&A with director Brendan Shoebridge. Come along and find out what you can do to help keep WA Frack Free.

Tickets $13-$22

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-bentley-effect-como-screening-tickets-45432461716

Act For Birds Community Forum

Act For Birds Community Forum

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WA Ecology Centre, Perry Lakes Dve, Floreat, Western Australia

Join BirdLife in Perth this May to hear about how nature laws are failing our birds and what we can do to help them.

BirdLife Australia is calling for stronger nature laws that genuinely protect our wonderful birds and their precious habitats. Our Act for Birds campaign is live, our report just launched, and across the environmental movement as a whole we’re starting to see the extinction crisis getting the national media attention it deserves.

But our real power to secure stronger nature laws – and better outcomes for birds – lies in the stories and voices of local bird-lovers from around the country. So BirdLife will be hosting 8 community forums across the country!

This series of community forums will bring together people who care about birds and nature to share knowledge and take action. Attendees will get the chance to improve their understanding of this national issue, why it’s important and how it relates to you. We’ll talk through exactly how the current system of nature laws is fundamentally broken and offer practical ways to take action about the local issues that matter to you.

This will be a great opportunity for passionate nature lovers (like you!) to connect with one another, come up with ideas of your own, and take action together for the places and birds you love!

Tea, coffee and snacks provided.
RSVP via the website.
https://www.actforbirds.org/town-hall-meeting-perth/

Conservation of Threatened Flora- Policy and Practice

Conservation of Threatened Flora- Policy and Practice

April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia

The Wildflower Society Eastern Hills Branch Monthly Meeting

Western Australia is well known as a centre for flora diversity, with the south west being recognised as a world biodiversity hotspot.  To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot, the area has to have a high level of flora endemism, but also have been subject to a high level of habitat loss.  To maintain the flora diversity of Western Australia we need to have effective biodiversity legislation, practical policies and effective flora conservation practices.  Dr Atkins is currently manager of Species and Communities Branch in the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and has an extensive background in vegetation management and conservation issues. He will present information on the existing, but dated, legislative protection currently in operation in WA and the policies that have been developed to make this legislation work for flora conservation.  He will also present the new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and explain the changes to legislation for flora conservation, and how this will improve our capacity to conserve the State’s flora.  Examples will be given of some of the flora conservation practices that are being undertaken in Western Australia to try and reverse the impacts of the range of threatening processes impacting our flora.

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/events

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

Transition Town Guildford Monthly Movie Night

“Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” – Transition Town Guildford Movie Night

Thursday, May 10 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James St, Guildford, WA

We continue the theme of touring positive examples with this month’s Australian film:

“Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.”

“Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments? Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.”

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

Join us for food and drinks from 6pm onwards, Movie starts at 7pm

Entry by donation.

https://transitiontownguildford.com