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Community Organising Training

Community Organising Training

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am – October 22, 20173:30 pm
Location TBA

We are excited to offer our new Community Organising Training course – Movement for Life – to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters.

Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.

This two day course will give you experience and skills in:

-The theory and frameworks of community organising
-Relational organising skills
-Leadership and facilitation
-Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
-Campaign planning
-Activating your local community
-Building grassroots teams & volunteer management

 

Is this training right for me?

Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!

We’re looking to transform the ways in which society connects and respects our natural environment. This program is a huge first step in discovering what we can do collectively. It’ll equip you with the skills, know-how, mentoring and connections you need to have an impact in your local community.

 

BYO Lunch, Tea, Coffees and snacks provided.

Please ensure you let us know via email if you have any dietary requirements, mobility needs or anything else you think we need to take into consideration.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.

RSVP: http://wilderness.nationbuilder.com/perth_cot_october17_20171021

For more information on what it means to volunteer with us please do not hesitate to contact us on 9420 7255 or email claire.mckinnon@wilderness.org.au

War on Plastic Sundowner

War on Plastic Sundowner

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

GreenBatch are proud and excited to present this free ‘War on Plastic’ Speaker Panel & Sundowner to all of Perth.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Western Australia has zero plastic reprocessing facilities, this means that not one plastic bottle you have ever put in your yellow-lid bin has been recycled here in WA.

Can Western Australia do better?

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts in the fields of sustainability, education, marine conservation and plastics recycling.

This free event is being held in conjunction with Perth City Farm’s Twilight Markets which features a wide (and tastey) range of food stalls & trucks. Get your friends together, grab some dinner and join us for a truely inspiring night of conversation.

We will be providing complimentary drinks for our guests who confirm their attendance through Eventbrite.

We will learn from experts about what WA is doing about waste and recycling and ways that it can be improved. We will look into initiatives currently underway solving waste problems and how you can get on board and be a part of this sustainable change. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session after the panel discussion so bring your questions!
This event provides a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other like-minded individuals who are conscious of their environmental impact.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/waronplastic-sundowner-tickets-37485608464

Take Back the Future

Take Back the Future

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perth Town Hall, Hay St & Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

From Pine Gap to Fukushima, the Beeliar wetlands to the United Nations, join Scott Ludlam for a unique evening traversing nine years of campaign wins and frustrations, reflections and future directions on the road to a more peaceful and just planet.

“It is strikingly easy to visualise plausible dystopias. It is altogether more difficult, and much more interesting, to ask ourselves what making a good home in the 21st century might look like. What if our collective instincts for survival, care and creativity were to prevail, here at home and around the world?” Scott Ludlam 2017

https://contact-wa.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=3289&reset=1

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

October 1, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre, 1 Stock Road, Bicton, Western Australia, Australia

A three day action packed MK21 UNconference for Kids, 10 – 21 years, who care about the planet.
Come have a say, join in the fun and create your own action plan as part of the One Thousand Actions for the Planet campaign.
Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2017
Come to one day, two days or come to all three!

1st October Day One: Festival of Fun
Venue: Point Walter Recreation Centre, Bicton $50.00 inc GST

2nd October Day Two: Our Future – Our Ideas – FREE
Venue: Cockburn Wetland Education Centre, Bibra Lake

3rd October Day Three: A World Without Waste $50.00 inc GST
Venue: Manning Community Education Centre, Manning

For a detailed program and venue details email info@millenniumkids.com.au

Participants will present their findings to local and State Government representatives at the end of the UNconference.

Three days $A100 per participant 10 – 21 years ( $50 per day plus one day free. )

Teachers, parents and mentors are not required at the event – MK has partnerships with UWA PROSH and UWA Volunteers and all support mentors will be trained and have Working With Children Check.
The fee will cover food and transport during the three day UNconference and all workshops and activities.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mk21-unconference-one-thousand-actions-for-the-planet-tickets-37751037369