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Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr will be delivering introductory and advanced community-based social marketing training throughout Australia this coming February and March.
Hold on to your hats everyone! The coming weeks are chock full of sustainability activity. Before I share some of the highlights with you, I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that recruitment has started for our new Executive Officer. Could it be you? Please take a look at the job description and selection criteria here, and be sure to share it with any of your friends who you know would like to make a difference.
National Day of Climate Action: 17th of November Australia’s politicians have severely underestimated how much Australians care about climate change. GetUp! are working with local groups around the country to coordinate over 100 events for a National Day of Action. More detail about the Canberra event - including volunteering opportunities - is available here.
Not to Late to Join the Locavores! The Locavore’s Dinner is on this Saturday 2 November at 6pm at the beautiful Ivy Lake View Cafe, Old Canberra House, Lennox Crossing. There are still a few tickets left. Amazing local sourced organic produce, organic wines, music by Dollface, Costa Georgiadis joining in - all in the beautiful setting of The Ivy Lake View Cafe. Book now.
The 31st of October is our Annual General Meeting, which will be my last as EO of SEE-Change. It has been a delight to be EO of this vibrant and dynamic organisation and I will be staying around as part of the inner north group. We will begin the selection process for our next EO after our new committee has been elected at the AGM.
Start the weekend in a friendly fashion: catch up with Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands monthly reed and tree planting at 10.00 am on Saturday 19th, then relax in the evening at Common Ground's Earthbeat Concert at Belconnen Arts Centre, featuring the amazing Shortis and Simpson and the witty and musically excellent, Ecopella choir. The entertainment kicks off at 8pm, MC'd by the talented Robin Davidson. The event will be catered with delicious vegan snacks from 7.30 and at interval. RSVP via facebook or eventbrite.
And on Sunday, you should seriously consider snapping up some bargains and/or making some wardrobe space at the Canberra Environment Centre's Spring Swap and Suitcase Sale from 10 am to 1 pm.
It's Anti-Poverty Week: to mark the event, our intern Eva Meuller has written an insightful summary on the links between sustainability and poverty: read more here.
Next week we'd urge you to get along to the launch of 350.org's Fossil Free ACT campaign, outside the Legislative Assembly in Civic Square at 12.30 pm on Thursday the 24th of October.
With school holidays my regular weekend updates have become a little out of sync. Read on for 10 days worth of sustainability activity around Canberra - my next update will go out on the 18th.
Communicating Climate Science: With the release of the IPCC's latest report detailing ever more alarming evidence of anthropogenic climate change, you'd expect everyone would now be on board. But some people still resist the message that greenhouse gas emissions are a problem. If you'd like some guidance on how to communicate about these important issues, then the CSIRO's public lecture at 10.30 am Thursday 10th. More details here.
Lock the Gate: The Lock the Gate Alliance is looking to start up a Canberra group, and to get things started they're hosting 2 short films tomorrow night at the ANU. That's at 7.30 pm Thursday in the Haydon Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank). More information available through their event page.
This Saturday: People all over the world will be taking to the streets to show their opposition to Monsanto. Information on the Canberra event can be found on the facebook page here. That's at midday on Saturday 12th October in Garema Place.
Also this Saturday in the city you can be part of the Annual Electric Vehicle Festival. That's from 10 am to 4 pm in City Walk. If you read our recent newsletter story about electric vehicles, you'll know what fun they are. Get along to the festival to see for yourself.