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Events in September 2022
Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoils
Strategies to enhance carbon storage in subsoilsMurdoch University90 South StMurdoch,
A SoilsWest Seminar Series discussing the latest research and applications in the world of soil science with Prof. Davey L. Jones.
In this talk I will identify the main factors that regulate subsoil C cycling and evaluate the mechanistic basis of subsoil interventions designed to promote greater C storage. I will evaluate the barriers and opportunities for the implementation of strategies to enhance subsoil C sequestration and identify 5 key current gaps in scientific understanding.
Due to their greater depth, subsoils in agricultural systems often contain more carbon (C) than the topsoil. Subsoils are therefore increasingly being recognised as having characteristics that offer substantial potential for long-term C sequestration. Due to our incomplete knowledge of C behaviour in the subsoil, but especially of its manageability, this potential has yet to be realised. Although a range of physical (e.g. deep ploughing), chemical (e.g. iron amelioration, biochar) and biological (e.g. deep-rooting crops) management strategies have been proposed to enhance subsoil C storage, these approaches have not been critically evaluated or compared.
Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)
Wildlife Painting with Belinda Eldridge (Ellenbrook)Ellenbrook Community Library90 Main StEllenbrook,
In this workshop led by Belinda Eldridge, participants will paint nature themed wooden discs focusing on wildlife of the Perth hills.
Belinda is well known for her paintings of Australian birds and encourages participants to enjoy creating in her workshops by allowing free expression in a relaxed and supportive environment.
All materials are included in this workshop, and selected pieces of your choice go towards a final group installation artwork for the Ellenbrook Library!
Please note that this program is suitable for ages 6 -10, and is a hands-on painting workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Ellenbrook Community Library on (08) 9207 8787.
Webinar - WA Plastic Ban - Is Your business Ready?
Webinar - WA Plastic Ban - Is Your business Ready?Online Event
A state-wide phase out of certain single-use plastic or disposable items came into effect 1 January 2022 and enforcement of the ban commenced on1 July 2022.
In response, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) in collaboration with 5 member Councils – Town of Bassendean, Cities of Bayswater, Kalamunda and Swan and the Shire of Mundaring - are hosting a webinar to inspire food service businesses across Perth to transition to cost effective eco-friendly replacements.
Local case studies with innovative yet simple to replicate initiatives have been selected to share their experience and knowledge. In addition, the following service providers will be available to answer all your questions about reusable networks, organics collection and how to implement sustainable food/waste practices:
WA Plastic Free
Toast My Curry
This webinar will focus on how to implement reusable systems as alternatives to single-use plastic.
Environmental Protection Law
Environmental Protection LawUWA Law School35 Stirling HwyCrawley,
This 3 day short course is for legal practitioners and other professionals interested in the environmental protection regulatory framework in Western Australia, in its national and international contexts.
The course will explore six themes:
-Key definitions, institutions and objectives of Environmental Protection Law;
-The policy instruments and information tools that underpin environmental protection;
-Regulatory controls on particular activities causing pollution and environmental harm;
-Environmental Impact Assessment at the State and Federal level;
-Criminal liabilities under the WA and Federal legislation; and
-Civil liabilities under the WA and Federal legislation and at common law.
Free for students enrolled in LAWS5540
Thinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)
Thinking Green: Watercolour native flowers (Guildford)Guildford Public Library97 James StGuildford,
In the next couple of months, our local bushland will put on a striking display of native flowers. Miriam Gardiner will guide attendees in painting some of these using various watercolour techniques, including painting Everlasting Daises , using watercolours in brush and gouache.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Guildford Public Library on (08) 9207 8880.
Please note that this is a program for adults and young people aged 12 and over, and is a hands-on workshop. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event. No prior experience required. All equipment and materials will be provided.
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitation
How new technology is supporting mine rehabilitationCORE Innovation Hub191 St George's TcePerth,
Welcome to Dendras' inaugural environmental networking event!
This is the first in a series of networking events for mining, regulators and environmental professionals to explore and discuss the advances of technology in mine rehabilitation and closure facilitated by Dendra Systems. We’re a global team of scientists, ecologists and engineers who work with the WA mining community to support them to reach their environmental goals and rehabilitate their land by combining decades of research in ecology and land restoration with cutting edge artificial intelligence and drone technologies, to enable faster, more efficient, transparent ecosystem restoration.
Our goal is to establish a networking forum to share insights, experiences and cross pollinate learnings with our industry peers on how technology and innovation is the mechanism to drive efficiencies for better environmental outcomes and ultimately improve operational outcomes and cost by reducing time to closure.
The free event will feature a panel session with 3-4 panelists and moderated by a journalist from Australian Mining. The panel will discuss various topics and experiences related to mine rehabilitation and closure, exploring how technology has advanced these disciplines to help restore our natural land.
4:30pm - 5pm: Welcomes/Arrivals.
5.00pm - 5.10pm: Introduction
5.10pm -5.20pm: Best practices from a market leader
5.20pm - 6.20pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
6.20pm - 7pm: Networking & Drinks.
2022 Environmental Practitioner's Forum: Sharing experiences in environmental practice
2022 Environmental Practitioner's Forum: Sharing experiences in environmental practiceLeederville Function Centre-Leederville Oval246 Vincent Street,Leederville,
This event aims to be of interest to the entire environmental practitioner community including students, not-for-profits and community groups, agribusiness, remote and rural organisations, professionals from all industries and the public sector.
$250 Non-members, $200 EIANZ members, $100 students and NFP's.
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal Rescue
Nature know-how: Meet the animals at Native Animal RescueNative Animal Rescue170 Camboon RdMalaga,
Native Animal Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation which cares and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native animals so they can return to their natural habitat. They have a variety of animals on site throughout the year including Black Cockatoos, owls, Tawny Frogmouths, Nankeen Kestrals, Australian Hobbys and Redcapped parrots, Woylies, Western Ringtail Possums, snakes, lizards and frogs.
The tour will begin with a wildlife interaction with some of the educational animals and exploration of the education area before heading to the Black Cockatoo area and lake, weather permitting.
Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer via (08) 9267 9282.