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…

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Celebration of the Southern Cross

Saturday 17 October, 6pm At the Tradies Club, Gymea Two-course Dinner for 200 @ $30.00 per head Welcome by Jack Mundey, “Green Bans” Builders Labourers Union Main speaker: Jess Moore, Manager, Green Connect, in Illawarra. Jobs for young people and refugees. High profile, versus CSG (coal seam gas) Music and…

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161st Commemoration of Eureka Stockade

Friday 13 November, 6pm at the Bowlers Club, 99 York Street, Sydney Chinese Banquet for 140 @ $50 per head Welcome by Jack Mundey, President, Commemoration Committee Distinguished speaker: Dr Pat Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and a Research Associate at the University of Sydney…

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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,…

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West Menai (Heathcote Ridge) development

In December 2012, Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council announced their desire to rezone 865-hectare of land for new homes, employment and conservation in the West Menai area in the Sutherland Shire. The Land Council proposes to develop 2,700 new homes, 70 hectares of employment land and 514 hectares of conservation…

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Speaking 4 the Planet

Speaking 4 the Planet (S4P) is a public speaking and drama competition run in secondary schools to recognise and celebrate World Environment Day, a day which is endorsed and supported by the United Nations Environment Program. World Environment Day is 5 June, and each year, the UN designates a theme…

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University of Wollongong Scholarship

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre provides an annual scholarship for honours students of the University of Wollongong. The scholarship (currently valued at $2500) offers support to Honours students who are committed to environmental issues impacting the Sutherland Shire. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and reward to any…

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Save Our Shire

Save Our Shire is a group of Sutherland Shire residents concerned about excessive rezoning proposals in Sutherland Shire Council’s new SSLEP 2015. It includes representatives from Precinct Residents Associations across the Shire and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre. For more information see Save Our Shire Facebook page

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Sutherland-Cronulla Active Transport Link

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre has been campaigning for a shared path between Sutherland and Cronulla since 2006. We originally suggested that the path be constructed as part of the Cronulla Rail Duplication project. Since that time we have continued to work to achieve this badly need infrastructure for Shire residents….

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