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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

August 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia, Australia

In conjunction with the Conservation Council of WA and Climate Reality Australia, the United Nations Association of Australia (WA), invites you to a fundraiser screening of Al Gore’s new documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”, the sequel to his 2006 Oscar winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”.

The film highlights the importance of climate action, the Paris Agreement and just how close we are to real energy revolution.

This event focuses on the 7th and 13th Sustainable Development Goals to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

Prior to the screening there will be brief presentations from Carmen Lawrence the President of Conservation Council of WA and former Premier of WA, Beatrice Hamilton the UNAA (WA) Chair of the Environment Committee and Caroline Perks the UNAA (WA) Portfolio Lead for Climate Change and a Local Coordinator for Climate Reality Australia.

Tickets are $25 each and the price includes discount drinks and a snack. To purchase tickets, please visit the website.
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=301533

Pre-release Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel

Pre-release Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel

August 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Cinemas Innaloo, 57 Liege Street, Innaloo, Western Australia, Australia

A decade ago, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth spread global awareness on the dangers and impacts of man-made climate change with the documentary leading to him being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007.

This year, Gore delivers An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power which follows on its predecessor’s mission: to address climate change as a problem and persuade global leaders to invest in the solutions.

Secure your seat for this exclusive event by booking today.
To get your $12 tickets use this DISCOUNT CODE: CCWA2017
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pre-release-screening-of-an-inconvenient-sequel-event-cinemas-innaloo-tickets-36132537392

Future Directions for Western Australian Environment

Future Directions for Western Australian Environment

August 29, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Join the WA Environment Minister the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC for a breakfast forum along with renowned Western Australian political journalist Peter Kennedy for an insightful and lively conversation about the State Government’s plans for the unique Western Australian environment.

Cost: $45 EIANZ members, $70 non-members
Registration: https://goo.gl/UnnRA3

From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia’s conservation farming revolution

From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia’s conservation farming revolution

August 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bayliss Lecture Theatre, UWA, Crawley, Western Australia

UWA Brian Carlin Memorial Lecture.

The challenges of global food security and climate change have re-focussed public and political attention on agriculture in Australia.

Images of dusty ploughed fields and dying sheep and trees have generated a public perception of an inappropriate “European” agriculture in Australia that belies the innovative, efficient and productive farming systems that have developed during the last 30 years.

In this talk, Adj/Prof John Kirkegaard will discuss how Australia’s innovative farmers now grow a diversity of crops and pastures without tillage, underpinned by fundamental and adaptive agricultural research.

They retain stubble to protect the soil, and use satellite-guided precision seeding, spraying and harvesting to provide highly efficient production with reduced environmental risk. Innovation is continuing apace, with rapid soil and plant sensing to guide management, better forecasting of weather and crop yields, and novel physiology and genetics to provide better crop varieties to meet the challenges, in the coming decades, of substantially increasing food production in environmentally benign ways.

RSVP required.
http://events.uwa.edu.au/event/20170726T041444Z-2770-16298@events.uwa.edu.au/whatson/publicaffairs

How We Win the West

How We Win the West

August 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
City of Fremantle Town Hall, William Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

COME AND JOIN US FOR AN AWESOME NIGHT IN FREMANTLE AND SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP URANIUM IN THE GROUND!

A stellar line up of film, music and talks from all over the world, so join us at the Fremantle Town Hall on Thursday August 3 from 6pm to see How We Win the West from uranium mining.

Conservation Council of WA, Director Piers Verstegen will officially launch the Supreme Court action that is proceeding with members of the Tjiwarl Native Title group to stop Yeelirrie uranium mine project and uphold environmental laws.

Mayor Brad Pettit will give the opening speech on the City of Fremantle being a lead Council in the global Mayors for Peace Campaign. This is a campaign of Mayors all around the world that advocates for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

The event will premiere the award-winning film “Walking for Country” a short documentary produced by local film maker Rez Nezamdoust on the 2015 Walkatjurra Walkabout. Walkatjurra Walkabout is a one month walk across Wangkatja country, from Wiluna to Leonora as testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years and a chance to come to together to continue our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear.

Join us as for an inspiring evening with talks from Traditional Owners as they talk about protecting their communities and country from uranium mining in WA.

Highlighting the rich vein of music talent running through the Goldfields, singer/songwriter Marcus McGuire from Perth and Kalgoorlie will be performing his original alternative rock and blues music.

Hear from long-time activist and respected speaker on creating a nuclear free future, Dave Sweeney from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).

International activists from Canada and Taiwan will share information on what they are doing to stop the nuclear industry in their country.Delicious food, beer on tap and mulled wine available and entry is by donation.

A rad night not to be missed so come down, be inspired and motivated to see how we will win the west from mining uranium.

6pm – Music
Welcome To Country
6.30pm Speakers
7pm Walking for Country screening.
7.30pm Local and National Speakers
8.00pm Music
8.40pm International Speakers
9.00 – 10pm Music

Perth – Campaigns Night July 2017

Perth – Campaigns Night July 2017

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Wilderness Society supporters are invited to attend our next Perth Campaigns Information Night on the 27th of July 2017.

At this special event, you will be given a deep insight into the Wilderness Society’s Kimberley and Great Western Woodlands campaigns. You will have the chance to co-create campaign tactics to engage your local community and achieve our shared campaign goals!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a growing grassroots movement where your opinion and feedback is a crucial part of the campaign design process! It’s a great opportunity to get informed, add your ideas, get active and work with like-minded people who are passionate about conservation issues.

Food and drink will be provided on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP: http://wilderness.nationbuilder.com/perth_campaigns_night_july17

For more information contact: claire.mckinnon@wilderness.org.au or on 9420 7255

Transition Town Stirling Movie Night

Transition Town Stirling Movie Night

Movie Night: Tomorrow Part 1

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Transition Town Stirling movie night.

Tomorrow (French: Demain) is a 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in to catastrophism. Optimistically, it identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries around the world: concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century, be it agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance.

Due to the length of the movie we have decided to show it in 2 parts to allow time for discussion and reflection. It is our intention to screen the movie twice, this is the first screening of Part 1.

Please bring along some food to share.

Entry by donation.

http://transitiontownstirling.weebly.com/events.html