World Environment Day
is a day for positive environmental action with activities taking place throughout the year all around the world and culminating on 5 June. Events like this can inspire us to get active in our own communities, so if you'd like to do that, here are some organisations and activities that you can contact:
- the peak body representing over 50 member groups
whose main purpose is conservation and protection of the environment
Conservation Volunteers Australia
- volunteers participate in environment and heritage protection projects
Friends of Parks
- join with others to help manage and protect national parks in South Australia
- an online community of environmental activists
KESAB environmental solutions
- community change and education programs in towns and communities, schools, Natural Resource Management groups, local councils and businesses
- improving farmlands, waterways and coasts, bringing back trees, restoring wildlife habitats, protecting urban environments
Trees for Life
- revegetating South Australia and protecting its remnant vegetation
There are lots more that we can't list here - but visit SAcommunity.org
to find something that interests you.
- calculate your footprint and find out how you can reduce your impact
- take a look at the SA Government's pages on energy efficiency
and renewable energy
Ethical Consumer Guide
- shop with a clear conscience - check the environmental and social record of companies behind common brand names
Sustainable Living Guide
- ideas and inspiration about simple changes that can have positive impacts on the environment and your health
That's not garbage
- unusual materials for artists, teachers, students, designers, scientists, inventors - reusing materials that would otherwise go to landfill
- state government agency that enables people to improve their recycling and waste avoidance practices at home, at work and in industry
- festival of sustainability and music from around the world, Belair National Park 21-23 October 2011
Native Garden Awards 2011
- do you have a great native garden? Home, school/community garden, government or business gardens are eligible for these awards
Sustainable House Day
- an annual showcase of sustainable homes that are open to the public - it's on 11 September 2011
Did you hear about Talk Social and Science
, an event held by the Adelaide NetSquared Meetup Group
? This group works on and offline to connect communities at the intersection of technology and social change. The latest event featured online social technology that is making an impact in the scientific world. You can catch up with this talk on YouTube
- have your say in the plans for Adelaide's future. The Adelaide City Council wants to know what you love about the city of Adelaide, what you would like to see improved, and what you what they would like to see created. Go to the website, get the iPhone app or look out for the reply paid postcards.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association SA Branch
has moved to: Trinity Gardens Children’s Centre, 160 Portrush Rd, Trinity Gardens 5068, tel. 08 8333 3276, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Traditional Craft Skills Project
is a series of workshops offered by Craftsouth
in which South Australian artists and craft practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds teach traditional crafts including marquetry, knitting, indigo dyeing, embroidery and beading.
The 2011 Adelaide Canteen Expo
is a free event aimed at club managers, canteen operators and catering staff in non-profit, community and other
organisations. Wayville Showgrounds, 9.30am – 4.30pm Thursday 21 July 2011, www.canteenexpo.com
The Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector
was established in October 2010 to drive the not-for-profit sector policy reform agenda and the National Compact: working together. The benefits that will flow from this are smarter regulation, reduced red tape and increased social investment and volunteering to maximise the contribution to society of the not-for-profit sector.
Royal Institute of Australia (RiAus) - Do you crochet? Would you like to learn? Interested in maths and science? Do you find beauty in coral reefs? Want to do more to save these environmental wonders? Join RiAus for some workshops in creating a Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef to be exhibited as part of the SALA festival.
This month's recipe comes from Community Kitchens
- these are places where people come together to socialise and cook affordable and nutritious meals. Did you know that there are 2 community kitchens in South Australia? Try this recipe to keep warm for winter!