'Think Global, Act Local' Environment Forum

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  • Location: Noosa Parks Association, Noosaville, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

NPA Friday Environment Forum

"Think Global, Act Local" this Friday morning, July 18th at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park

This week's NPA Friday Forum guest speaker at 11.15am, Janet Millington Co-founder of South Coast Energy Action Centre, will discuss 'Peak Oil' and what it means  - looming food and fuel shortages along with extreme prices.  Janet will also share good news - that the Sunshine Coast has been awarded recognition and status as the first Transition Town region in Australia!  She will explain how this can help us to 'move from oil dependency to local resilience'  by relocalising communities, growing edible gardens, becoming less wasteful,  recycling more goods and caring more about the effect that our consumer decisions can have on developing nations and subsequently on the environment.  

Janet is an environmental permaculture educator who brings fun and a strong sense of empowerment, as she helps others to become more aware and to learn practical skills for self-sufficiency, better health and lower living costs. 

Just before Janet's talk at 11am,  David Heckendorf, will also give a brief presentation - about a proposal which could potentially stabilise the constant beach erosion problem at the former Dog Beach and Noosa Spit area.

Everyone is welcome to come along for the whole morning at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park, or just to hear guest speakers.  You can join Valda and the Bird Observers group for Interpretive birding from 8.30am; enjoy morning coffee from 10am; participate in the Environment  Forum from 10.30am and listen to guest speakers from 11.am - midday. 

Call the Environment Centre on 5474 2486

Bonus Botany Talk -  Thursday, July 17th, 2pm at the Environment Centre

Flora and Fauna of SWA by Stephanie Haslam

Anyone who missed Stephanie's stunning photographic journey across Australia to Southern WA, should not miss this opportunity to catch it this time.  Those who saw it the first time will also want to see it again, as there was so much to take in.  All are welcome.  Warning - after seeing this, you will want to travel to WA to experience the extraordinary scenery and bio-diversity of flora and fauna yourself!

Call the Environment Centre on 5474 2486.

Bird Observers Field Outing - Sunday, July 20th

Join the NPA Bird Observers group, led by Valda MacLean, for an opportunity to share knowledge and interpretive skills about birds in their natural environment.  Meet at 8am at Verriedale Hkall, Dean Road (off Eumundi Noosa Road).  The group will car pool to a property in Dahlia Road.

Call the Environment Centre on 5474 2486.


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Noosa Parks Association, Noosaville, Not Assigned

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