What's On - August 2019

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Whats On

WILD MINDS #2

Who: Associate Professor Greg Jordan & renowned photographer and activist Rob Blakers
What: A conversation and Q&A about Tasmanian Gondwana 
When: Wednesday, 7 August, 7:30pm – 9pm
Where: Wild Island, Shop 8, 33 Salamanca Place Hobart
Why: Discover how our understanding of Gondwanan vegetation has changed over the last decade and challenge your perspective of a planet that is shifting beneath our feet.

Tickets/cost: Gold coin donation.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2198598290356890/

 

WILD MINDS #3

Who: Project officer for the Restore Pedder campaign, Jessica Robbins, and National Coordinator for Australia ReMADE Millie Rooney
What: A conversation and Q&A about “Saving the Earth, next steps!”
When: Wednesday, 21 August, 7:30pm – 9pm
Where: Wild Island, Shop 8, 33 Salamanca Place Hobart
Why: More than ever we need hope, vision and cross issue collaboration for transformation.

Ticket/cost: Admission by donation

More info: https://wildislandtas.com.au/collections/wild-minds-our-future/products/august21millierooneyjessicarobbinssavingtheearthnextsteps

 

IT'S NOT A CABLE CAR. IT'S 180,000 CARS IN YOUR STREET

Who: Respect the Mountain – No Cable Car
What: This meeting is organised by the South Hobart Progress Association and will focus on the impacts of traffic and amenity for those living in the community that are in MWCC's sights.
When: Saturday, 24 August 2019 from 17:00-20:00
Where: South Hobart Living Arts Centre, 14 Weld St, South Hobart
Why: The community has been ignored so now the community will respond.

Ticket/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/463048097828870/

 

WHO MADE THE WILDERNESS?

Who: Richard Jones Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor Bill Gammage
What: Focusing on Tasmanian rainforest, the presentation will argue that in 1803 (when Europeans first reached various parts of the island), Tasmanians were managing rainforest with fire and no fire, both equally important.
When: Monday, 19 August, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: University of Tasmania, Stanley Burbury Theatre, Churchill Street Campus, Hobart.
Why: This talk takes sides in the debate about the notion of wilderness in Tasmania…if you care about keeping Tassie wild we highly suggest you check it out!

Ticket/cost: Free

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/507757666454330/

 

CURIOUS CLIMATE TASMANIA – HOBART, ST HELENS, QUEENSTOWN & LAUNCESTON

Who: Centre for Marine Socioecology, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies the University of Tasmania, ABC Radio, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
What: Speak face-to-face with some of Tasmania’s brightest science minds about the climate change issues that are most important to Tasmanians! Speak face-to-face with some of Tasmania’s brightest science minds about the climate change issues that are most important to Tasmanians!
When: Various dates, see ‘more info’
Where: Various locations, see ‘more info’
Why: Curious Climate Tasmania aims to develop public-powered scientific engagement, bridging the gap between experts and audiences with credible, relevant information about climate change.

Ticket/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/the-centre-for-marine-socioecology-and-the-university-of-tasmania-23440068903

 

PLASTICS IN THE OCEAN: FINDING SOLUTIONS BY LINKING SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY

Who: University of Tasmania
What: Four short talks and a Q&A forum with local expert
When: Tuesday, 13 August, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where: University of Tasmania, Stanley Burbury Theatre, Churchill Street Campus, Hobart.
Why: Have you ever wondered how marine plastics are transported around the world? What their impact on marine life is? And how the community can help reduce the amount of plastics entering the ocean? If you want to learn more about keeping our oceans wild, come along!

Ticket/cost: Free!

More info: register via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastics-in-the-ocean-finding-solutions-by-linking-science-and-community-tickets-64776924525?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1XlqN9KLJ6zxt31C-5nBSmLXDJH1c0zH5yUkF-XS_8e7CfME-bwjVMlxU

 

WILDERNESS CAFÉ

Who: The Wilderness Society
What: Get served the latest environmental news in Tassie with lunch among like-minded people.
When: Every Wednesday, 1pm.
Where: The Wilderness Society. 132 Davey St, Hobart.
Why: staying on top of enviro news and knowing how to help can be bloody tricky, these lunches have formed to make that a lil easier.

Ticket/cost: Gold coin donation.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2198598290356890/

 

BONORONG WILDLIFE RESCUE TRAINING

Who: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctury
What: Help Tassie’s wildlife in your spare time by becoming a Wildlife Rescuer!
When: Sunday, 25 August 2019 from 11:00am - 4:30pm
Where: University of Tasmania Churchill Avenue Centenary Lecture Theatre, Sandy Bay campus, Hobart or University of Tasmania Newnham Drive Lecture Theatre, Newnham campus, Launceston.
Why: Did you know Bonorong operates Tasmania’s largest 24-hour wildlife rescue service? This program provides safety and care to thousands of animals every year - and they need your help.

Ticket/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bonorong-wildlife-rescue-training-hobart-25-august-2019-tickets-60564842073?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0LhsX_B6LPOZ3Q74pt-E3ya46JOjUF408Ae8ohLIrOppQzMsoe7X_Gu_M

 

VANISHING LANDSCAPES

Who: University of Tasmania and Hadley’s Orient Hotel
What: A discussion about our anxieties about vanishing landscapes, and how we mourn and memorialise them.
When: Tuesday, 6 August, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Hadley's Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart
Why: Many of the works shortlisted for the 2019 Hadley's Art Prize are about fragile and vanishing landscapes. One canvas was salvaged from the water and mud of the Hobart flood; another uses wood ash from Tasmanian bushfires to recreate a Lake St. Clair landscape. This panel brings together scholars on the environment, extinction, literature and art, to explore how we celebrate and remember our vanishing landscapes.

Ticket/cost: A free event as part of the Hadley's Art Prize.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vanishing-landscapes-tickets-64509810580?aff=ebapi&fbclid=IwAR0btH5u6l5qXnzJV3zsmad6PjFzl8yM9kwMoKoTMYAYccEv9UltoHzNuqM

 

WATERWORKS VALLEY LANDCARE NATIVE PLANT GIVE AWAY

Who: City of Hobart Bushcare
What: Come along and meet the Waterworks Valley Landcare Group and celebrate their latest project - creating habitat for wildlife at nearby Fantail Quarry. After a weeding activity collect two FREE Tasmanian native plants for your garden or patio.
When: Sunday, August 4, 10am – 12pm.
Where: 53 Waterworks Quarry, Waterworks Road, Dynnyrne
Why: By planting Tasmanian species in your garden you will provide food and shelter for our local animals, especially birds, bats and insects. You’ll also get plants which are easier to look after as they are already adapted to Hobart’s soil types and weather.

Tickets: Free!

More info: https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Events-and-activities/Bushcare

 

TRACKCARE DIG DAY

Who: City of Hobart Bushcare

What: Our main dig day will be on the Strickland Falls crossing track, where we’ll be benching, building berms, doing rockwork, edging and sorting out the track surface. All new and regular volunteers and families are welcome.
When: Sunday, 18 August from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Rivulet Track, Wellington Park.
Why: Trackcare volunteers learn how to design, build and look after our amazing bushland tracks, both on kunanyi / Mt Wellington and in the mountain's foothills.

Ticket/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Events-and-activities/Bushcare

Whats On 2

PROPOSAL: DRAFT WASTE ACTION PLAN

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The draft Waste Action Plan provides a framework for discussion with Local Government, business and the community on the best way to address the waste and resource recovery challenges that face Tasmania. It identifies the actions the Tasmanian Government will take to tackle our waste and recycling problems, in particular the Government’s commitment to replace the current voluntary regional council waste levies with a legislated statewide waste levy and to introduce a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) in​​ Tasmania​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​

All written submissions on the draft Waste Action Plan must be received by close of business on 7 October 2019. Submissions can be forwarded to: WAP.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

OR by mail: Policy and Business Branch, DPIPWE, GPO Box 1550, Hobart, Tasmania 7001 

https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/environmental-management/waste-action-plan

 

PETITION: NO CABLE CAR

Let Hobart City Council know what you think about this silly, destructive, dated, non-eco-tourism development on our mountain.

http://www.tasconservation.org.au/kunanyi-mt-wellington-cable-car

https://standupforkunanyi.good.do/timeforoursay/

 

PETITION: PROTECT THE TARKINE

The Tarkine/tarkayna is one of the world’s great wild places, but it is under threat from acid mine drainage, deforestation and contamination of waterways by proposed new mines. Ancient rainforests are being flattened by logging and wildlife-rich ancient eucalyptus forests clearfelled for woodchips. After logging, the area is burnt with a napalm-like substance that pollutes the air. Meanwhile, off-road vehicles drive along the remote takayna / Tarkine coast and are causing irreversible damage to the Aboriginal heritage landscape that has existed for more than 40 000 years. We need action!

https://www.change.org/p/protect-takayna-tarkine-as-a-world-heritage-area

https://www.bobbrown.org.au/takayna_tarkine

 

CAMPAIGN: TASMANIA’S FORESTS, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

Tasmania has been the stage for many of the Wilderness Society’s greatest achievements. But there’s more to be done. We’re in a race against the clock to expand Tasmania’s network of national parks before this critical life support system is gone for good. Get behind the cause.

https://www.wilderness.org.au/work/tasmanias-forests

 

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