Community Notices


Events

World Environment Day events, Sunday 4 June

Rainforest Retreat
3-5 July in Cairns: This retreat to be held at the Seville Mercy Conference Centre, Cairns. It will be a time of learning and renewal, immersing participants in the mystery of the living God, who dwells at the heart of all that is. We will deepen our appreciation of the beauty and sacredness of the natural world, hear the cry of the earth and bring forth our imaginative responses (personal, organisational and communal) to the ecological challenges of our time and our place.  Click here for the flyer. 

Seminars at Emmanuel College, St Lucia
These are draft dates for seminars that might be of interest, particularly:
27 June: Understanding Climate Change – the Science, the Politics, the Money; and
5 October: Coal Verses Renewable Verses Nuclear – Pragmatics and Theology ("This will be set up as a debate between three advocates for the virtues of these different energy sources"). 
More details available at: https://www.emmanuel.uq.edu.au/centre/events/seminars/ 

Other Events will be posted on the Earth Link Facebook page as they are advertised. Go to https://www.facebook.com/earthlinking

Environmental Actions  

Action on Climate Change

·        Community Climate Petition 

Caritas and ARRCC are working towards action by multi-faith groups during the year. This is an important moment to send a strong message that we want strong action on climate change!

How to get involved:

Become a Principal Petitioner – this is someone who is willing to have their name on the petition and is involved in organising the handover event with the MP

Become a Petition Organiser – this is someone who collects signatures on the petition in their church, school, and / or community

Register - To make this as effective as we can we need to coordinate who is doing what and where. It’s therefore really important that you register here. Your details will only be used for this campaign. After registering, you will be sent the specific petition for your electorate.

For more info have a look at the Community Climate Petition Guide & a sample petition

If you have any questions you can Check out our FAQs.

·        Support the Sun Powered Qld campaign

Sign the Sun Powered Queensland Pledge, an initiative of a number of major environmental groups including the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Queensland Conservation Council and 350.org.  Here's what they are calling on the Queensland government to do:

  • Champion large-scale clean energy projects across our state
  • Make our renewable energy target law
  • Phase out coal and gas-fired power
  • Help people who work in affected industries and their communities prepare for jobs for the future. Sign the pledge!

War on Waste

This page is a home for sharing tips and building a knowledge bank on how to live a sustainable life that is kind to the planet and all its inhabitants. It is a place that will offer practical advice to assist all of us in making environmentally conscious choices in our day to day life.

If you have an article, interesting tip, fact or initiative you would like to share please send an email to: communication@ismapng.org.au

 

Other Centres/Offering

Ecological Retreats