Category Archive: Other news

Items of interest that are not necessarily part of our current campaigns or activities.

Volunteer wanted : Marketing/Communications

After 25 years, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre is in need of a facelift. You will probably have studied Marketing and Communications and you will be a social media whiz. The position is unpaid but would make a great addition to your portfolio when you drive our membership through the roof and increase recognition of our …

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Beautiful Barks

SSEC member and local artist, Liz Donley, has generously donated her painting “Beautiful Barks”, to help raise funds for the Centre. The contemporary work (valued at $550) consists of a diptych acrylic painting on canvas set in a white timber deep-set frame. It was based on the eucalypts, scribbly gym glyphs, and angophoras which are …

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2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Inc. will be held at Uniting Church, Flora Street, Sutherland, on Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 7.30pm.(see map below).   The Sunny Shire group will give a short presentation about our very popular “bulk solar” campaign. This project has really taken off across the Shire, being …

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Sydney bus campaign urges consumers to go vegan

A provocative advert by the Vegan Society of NSW on metro bus routes throughout Sydney asks people to rethink their eating choices in the run up to Christmas ‘Why love one and eat the other?’ This is the question Sydneysiders are being asked to consider as they make preparations for their holiday season dinner and …

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Baird’s bad laws for nature

Leading ecologists say the land-clearing controls in the Native Vegetation Act have prevented more than 1 million animal deaths over 10 years – that’s more than 100,000 native animals who have escaped death each year thanks to the Native Vegetation Act. Read more. Any laws that replace the Native Vegetation Act must strengthen protections for …

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Coal Reality

Coal and CSG mining are destroying precious wetlands and damaging our drinking water catchment, as Stuart Khan showed a full house at our Coal Reality meeting last night. They’re also *losing* money as the world shifts to renewable energy, as Tim Buckley explained. Yet our governments still subsidise these old polluting industries …while taking their …

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Speechcraft course for environmentalists

Public speaking can be an important part of spreading our message of sustainability. As part of our 25th Birthday celebrations in 2016, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre have organised an Environmental Speechcraft Course to be run in February 2016 by Miranda Toastmasters. Speechcraft is a 4-8 session workshop designed to teach communication and leadership skills. A …

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An Important Local Initiative: RNP Video

Many discussions within Sutherland Shire Environment Centre have led it to the conclusion that a worthwhile contribution to arousing public interest in global warming would be to produce a short but incisive VIDEO that would inspire public appreciation of nature and wild places. With a focus on Royal National Park, the video will be 8-10 …

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Take Action: for a Fair Deal or No Deal in the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated between Australia, the US, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. Details of negotiations are secret, but we know from leaked documents and limited public information that this agreement is not mainly about trade in goods. The agenda …

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