Community

Community Organiser - NCC of NSW

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC of NSW) seeks a dedicated staff member for their coal and gas campaigns. You would work with our members, supporters and the broader community on the Central Coast to build support for environmentally and socially responsible public policy in relation to mining and gas. Recruiting and supervising volunteers, you'd also collaborate with associated members and work actively to expand and engage a network of supporters and campaign partners.

Location: Central coast, NSW.
Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 pa. plus super.
Applications close: 8 July, 2014.
Click here for more info.

Caitlin-Eds-Letter

In praise of knowledge

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Our editor, Caitlin Howlett, honours the sharing of knowledge in the March/April issue of Green Lifestyle.

National garage sale trail

National garage sale trail

26 October, 2013
National garage sale trail organises Australian communities to hold garage sales on the same day each year. So far Garage Sale has redistributed one million items from potential landfill, helped raise $3 million in local fundraising, and helped 800,000 people to meet their neighbours in Australia. National garage sale trail promotes community and sustainability – and it's also a lot of fun!

Where: Nationwide.
When: Saturday 26 October, 2013.
Cost: Free to register.
Click here for more information.

Get this ad on the air

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

What do Tony Abbott, adorable kids, the Great Barrier Reef, coal seam gas, and bullet wounds have in common?

These colourful baskets are woven from pandanus fibres.

The Arnhem weavers

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

With the aim of protecting their culture and providing an income for their children, a community of indigenous women in Arnhem land are sharing their basket-weaving skills.

Dubbo Sustainable City Expo

Dubbo Sustainable City Expo

September 28, 2013
Dubbo City Council is hosting an exhibition that showcases sustainable business/ products to the community. There are no fees for exhibitor sites so it will be a unique opportunity to catch new, green, start-up orginisations. Stalls are encouraged to formally present information on the sustainable aspects of their business, so there will be plenty of inspiration for those looking for a new green project.

Where: Victoria Park, Dubbo, NSW.
When: 9am-2pm, Saturday September 28, 2013.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Take action on climate change!

Climate action summit

21-23 June, 2013
Put your concerns into action! You can help motivate communities to demand climate action at Australian Climate Action Summit this year. Over the two-day summit, you will have the opportunity to talk with successful campaigners about a clean energy future. The activist panel comes from all around Australia and across different sectors, including George Monbiot, Drew Hutton, Prof. Lesley Hughes, Cate Faehrmann MP, Fiona Armstrong, Simon Butler and Tony Mohr. Before the Summit, you may join the Friday night forum at the NSW Parliament House to discuss and explore community climate action through the law and media. The guest panel includes Michelle Maloney, Larissa Waters, Jane Rawson and Graham Readfearn.

Where:Friday night forum at Parliament House Theatreette, NSW Parliament House; Summit at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus, Taylor Street, Glebe NSW.
When:Friday night forum 6pm-8pm 21 June; Summit 22-23 June, 2013.
Click here for registration and more information.

$100,000 is up for grabs!

Australian ethical

Applications close July 1, 2013

Australian Ethical community grants applications are now open! As part of their community involvement, Australian Ethical donates ten percent of its annual profits to charitable, benevolent and conservational projects. This year, over $100,000 is up for grabs for organisations believing they could use the money to build a better future for the planet and its inhabitants. Applications close on the 1st of July so get in fast!

Click here to apply, or visit their website at www.australianethical.com.au for more information.

Hulbert St Perth

Hulbert St Perth

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A quiet suburban cul-de-sac community sharing healthy, sustainable lifestyles.

Do Something Just Near You

Do Something Near You

13-19 May, 2013
During National Volunteer Week this year, you can contribute by volunteering in just 30 seconds. Visit DoSomethingNearYou.com.au and type in your postcode, and you will find a whole range of ongoing volunteering opportunities near you. The DoSomethingNearYou is an initiative of the charity DoSomething! founded by Jon Dee. The website aims to bring local organisations and community members together with different events and involvements. Organisations such as the Salvos, Vinnies, Red Cross, the SES and Rural Fire Service, Meals on Wheels, Smith Family, Rotary, Lions, Scouts, Guides, Men’s Sheds, Surf Life Saving Clubs, CWA, VIEW, Neighbourhood Watch, RSPCA shelters and many more are listed in all 16,000 suburbs around Australia with their various volunteering opportunities for you. Visit the website and get volunteering now!

Where: Around Australia.
When: 13-19 May, 2013.
Click here for more information.

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