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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 04:48

The first Bello Winter Music Festival is set to rock Bellingen between 2 - 5 July 2015.  OzGREEN are presenting two events that run during the weekend, outside the festivals musical program.  The first:

A HEALTHY RIVER IS A HAPPY RIVER 9-10:30 at the Memorial Hall.

Our rivers are the heart of our community.  Learn about the threats to the health of the Bellingen River and what you can do to help local waterways thrive.  Plan together what the community can do to help care for the river.  Brought to you by OzGREEN and the BSLA

 

LEADING WITH THE HEART - The Second OzGREEN event which will run 2-3 July 2015

Sue Lennox will be running "Leading with the Heart" a 2 day workshop that joins young people and adults who want to make a difference in the world, in a fun and unique empowerment program of sustainability education, leadership, development and community building.  This experiential learning workshop will harness your own inner wisdom and passions and strengthen your leadership skills. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who share similar perspectives.  More on Leading with the Heart  and click here for more details on Leading with the Heart in Bello.

 

Monday, 18 May 2015 22:44

NEXT TRAINING DATE: 2 - 3 June - Muswellbrook, Hunter Valley, NSW

Contact Sue Lennox on (02) 6655 2180 for more information on future training dates.  Note that all workshops available for real time live on-line participation and some scholarships available.  Facilitator Training Program - more information

Thursday, 07 May 2015 23:57

DONATE via OzGREEN - Mobilising Grassroots Response 

(Select "Friends of the Ganges" (which is the name of our India/South Asia Project) from the drop down selection menu under Enter Details box)

This is a copy of an email we received overnight from the Foundation in Nepal giving us an update and pleading for our help.  

 "Greetings from the Foundation in Nepal.

I'm sending few disturbing pictures, from the devastated villages hit by recent earthquake in Nepal, along with few of our relief aid pictures..."

Please read on for full account of what has been happening in these rural communities and some disturbing pictures

Monday, 27 April 2015 00:31

Judy Charnaud who for the last 14 years has been running the Environmental Action Plan project in Oecusse, Timor Leste has just completed a SEMP Report (School Environmental Management Plan) for Balgowlah Heights Public School.  Environmental education has been discussed, written about and implemented in various forms  in schools throughout NSW for some years (Environmental Education Curriculum Statement K-12, 1989 and Environmental Education Policy for Schools 2001). The adoption of environmental education as a comprehensive whole school policy is not new but is now mandatory for all government schools, K – Year 12, in NSW.   What is a SEMP Report here.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:44
Community Action to Revive our River

Through citizen science, learning & leadership & riparian restoration

We are proposing five steps to engage our community:

Step one: OzGREEN is seeking partners who would like to join with us to 'Revive Our River'.

Step two: Engaging local landholders and schools to conduct a mega community catchment snapshot of river and riparian health of 100 sites across the whole Bellinger, Never Never and Kalang River basins.

Step three: Conducting a 2-day Youth River Congress and Community Forum to report on results of the catchment snapshot and plan community actions.

Step four: Participating landholders commit to restoring their riparian zone;

Step five: Landholders invite their neighbours to join then in restoring their riparian zone;

OzGREEN actively seeks resources and funding to help – including donations from the public, applying for relevant grants & launching a crowd funding campaign. (details to follow).

For more information contact Sue Lennox on 02 6655 2180 or you can DONATE HERE

MyRiver Bello Turtle Program activites, outcomes and background info here

Article by Ricky Spencer - 'Turtle extinction event bodes ill for our waterways' March 25th

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:03

NEXT TRAINING DATE: 2 - 3 June - Muswellbrook, Hunter Valley, NSW

COMPLETED DATES IN 2015

10 - 11 March - Swan Hill, Victoria

26 - 27 March - Blue Mountains, NSW

21 - 24 April - Wooglemai Environment Information Centre (high School kids only)

Contact Sue Lennox on (02) 6655 2180 for more information on future traning dates.  Note that all workshops available for real time live on-line participation and some scholarships available.   

Facilitator Training Program Guides

Guides provide more information about YLTW Facilitator Training, what to expect and how you will benefit:

About YLTW Facilitator Training  

Benefits of becoming an OZGREEN YLTW Facilitator 

 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:17

The new Stepping Stones Website was officially lauched in November.  Check it out. It is full of information about the project, how to get involved and great case studies about this dynamic project - connecting people... connecting nature.  

www.gersteppingstones.org.au

 

 

Friday, 14 November 2014 01:40

Having only just returned from completing water testing training to a group of indigenous youth in Guatemala, Sue headed off again this week to Baden Powell Scout Centre in Sydney to inspire another group of youth.   Together with Wendy Goldstein from Macquaire University, they kick off a new and exciting research project, supported by a NSW Environment Trust Research grant, which aims to reconnect youth with nature.  Specifically The research is to explore with young people how to bring about change amongst young people to value and care for nature.

Friday, 31 October 2014 04:24

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OzGREEN was a finalist in the NSW Green Globe Awards in the category "Community Sustainability Awards" and a group of OzGREEN Facilitators and volunteers attended the Awards Night on 30th October 14. While OzGREEN didn't win it was a great honour to have made it through to the final 3 and we should be proud of it!

Very inspiring evening and good to see that so many great initiatives are being rolled out by businesses, local governments and NGOs even thought the federal government is doing next to nothing. Grassroots power!!

Next year perhaps we can think about entering one or more of our bright young stars in the "Youth Sustainability Champion" category.  

Congratulations to OzGREEN and Youth Leading the World.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:03

WWF Sustainable Watershed Management

Early in 2014 Seres project manager, Corrina Grace, secured a grant to allow Sue and Colin to travel to Guatemala to conduct water testing training for the Seres Team. This was part of the WWF Sustainable Watershed Management Fund. Sue and Col travelled to Guatemala on 14th October and have been in the thick of the Rainforest since, conducting training in water testing techniques with the Seres Team.  

Media & Media Releases

Winner - Young Achiever

Article about what Swan Hill's Erin Raggett did to win the LGA's Sustainability Initiative award…

Winners - Swan Hill YLTW

Great article in 'PROFILE - The Leading Voice in Local Government' summer 2014 edition about…

Science for Sustainability

This is a story about the regen project at  http://www.ecosmagazine.com/?paper=EC14296

FINALISTS GREEN GLOBE AWARDS

Media Release 7 October 2014 Youth Can Lead the World OzGREEN are finalists for the…

MyRiver Bremer

 MyRiver Bremer Media Release 10 MARCH 2014  Queensland youth help shape the future of the…

Time for a clean Ganga

Now is the time for a clean Ganga The people of Varanasi insist on the…

Newsletters 2014

NEWS FROM EAST TIMOR

Toughen up Princess!!! -- latest newsletter from Judy and the team at Oecusse Newsletter November…

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