What's On - September 2019

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Whats On



Who: The Wilderness Society, School Strike for Climate, Health Alliance, Health Strike 4 Climate & others
What: Down tools. Stop work. Strike together to make change happen for a better future for everyone. If you’re a healthcare professional and can’t put down your tools to participate, the Health Alliance & Health Strike 4 Climate want you to post solidarity photos and publically declare support for the global climate strike.
When: 12pm – 2pm Friday 20 September
Where: 2 Murray Street, Hobart or Princess Park, Launceston
Why: Young people have shown us the way - now it's everyone else's turn.

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://globalclimatestrike.net/



Who: Restore Pedder
What: Join Christine Milne and Bob Brown (Political Activists), Dr. Anita Wild (Restoration Ecologist), Chris Harries (Energy Specialist), Leanne Minshull (Strategist) and other restoration experts for a night at the Fern Tree Tavern.
When: Thursday 26 September, 6:30pm – 8pm
Where: Fern Tree Tavern, 680 Huon Road, Fern Tree
Why: In the midst of a climate and biodiversity crisis, the restoration of the original Lake Pedder will show Tasmania can achieve a renewable energy/low emissions future, restore our wild places and fix our mistakes of the past

Tickets/cost: Free by registration

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/restore-pedder-pub-talk-why-pedder-why-now-tickets 70348447099?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1LDdsHaW7NkwDjsm101KiwtUnsfFFJbzIUFcGSX-qbZjk5Fir3JHTvbnY



Who: Earth Strike Aus
What: Strike
When: 12pm – 2pm Friday 27 September
Where: Franklin Square
Why: According to the CDP’s 2017 Carbon Majors Report, 71% of the world’s global industrial greenhouse gas emissions come from just 100 polluters. It is clear by now that the interests of big business do not drive the prosperity of the human race. As a society, we need to change course.

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.earth-strike.com/en/faq/



Who: Lancare Tasmania
What: Planting, threatened flora survey, BBQ
When: 10am – 2pm Saturday 7 September
Where: Tramway Hill Reserve, Tabor Road, Kingborough
Why: Create habitat for the endangered swift parrot and other birds and animals and try out threatened plant surveying with a GPS unit. All you need will be provided!

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.landcaretas.org.au/threatened_species_day_kc_20190907



Who: Landcare Tasmania & South Arm Coast Care
What: Working bee
When: Sunday 8 September, 10am
Where: Meet South Arm Road entrance to Bezzant’s track
Why: Remove and pile boxthorn

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.landcaretas.org.au/5415



Who: John Bryan
What: A conversation and Q&A where John will compare Tasmanian marine environments to other parts of the world, describe some of Tasmania's marine life and underwater habitats, and talk about shifting baselines, over fishing and urchin barrens.
When: Wednesday, 11 September, 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



Who: Sea Shepherd Tasmania
What: A documentary screening of the film ‘why just one?’
When: 2pm-5pm Sunday 15 September
Where: The Duke, 192 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Why: Sea turtles have been around for over 100 million years, once sharing the planet with dinosaurs. These majestic creatures have survived mass extinction and possess a higher average lifespan than us humans, yet they are under constant threat of survival due to destructive human activity. Find out why just one in 1000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to maturity.

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2363481253979812/



Who: The Wilderness Society
What: Catch up on the latest environmental news and events
When: Every Wednesday, from 5:30pm
Where: The Wilderness Society Launceston Campaign Centre, 174 Charles Street, Launceston
Why: Staying on top of enviro news and knowing how to help can be bloody tricky, these catch ups have formed to make that a lil easier.

Ticket/costs: Free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/238109743747025/



Who: Climate Action Hobart, Climate Resilience Network, Doctors for the Environment, Green Health Tasmania & Impact
What: Special screening of a hybrid feature documentary 2014
When: Wednesday 4 September 6pm
Where: State Cinema, Hobart
Why: 2040 looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW!

Tickets/cost: $23

More info: https://fan-force.com/screenings/2040-state-cinema-hobart/



Who: Clare Corrigan in conjunction with Sustainable Living Kingborough
What: Special screening of a hybrid feature documentary 2014. Live music and delicious street food will be available for purchase from 5pm. special Q&A with The Scientists from the Seaweed Regeneration Project! All funds raised will be donated to the Seaweed Regeneration Project.
When: Saturday 7 September 6:30pm
Where: Kingston Community Hub, 7 Goshawk Way, Kingston
Why: 2040 looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW!

Tickets/cost: $8

More info: https://fan-force.com/screenings/2040-kingston-community-hub/



Who: The Wilderness Society
What: The winners for the Wilderness Society's 2019 Environment Award for Children's Literature will be announced at the Hobart Writers Festival
When: Sunday 15 September, 3pm - 4:30pm
Where: Hadleys Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart
Why: The Environment Award for Children’s Literature is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’.

Tickets/cost: $25

More info: https://taswriters.wildapricot.org



Who: Extinction Rebellion
What: Ask anything, find out how affinity groups work, what regenerative culture is and so much more
When: Thursday 5 September, 5pm – 7pm
Where: Source Community Wholefoods, 12 French Street, Sandy Bay
Why: Time to grow the Rebellion and find out how to get involved.

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TazzyXR/posts/



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/



Who: Hosted by Yara Alkhalili
What: Film night to raise money for Seed and AYCC
When: Thursday 5 September, 6:30 – 9pm
Where: Architecture & Design, UTas Invermay campus.
Why: The funds raised will power Seed and AYCC’s campaigns, and empower young people to lead climate solutions.

Tickets/cost: $12

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/step-up-4-climate-justice-movie-night-tickets-69704474961



Who: AYCC Tasmania
What: Information night
When: Thursday 12 September, 5:30pm – 7pm
Where: The Wilderness Society Launceston Campaign Centre, 174 Charles Street, Launceston
Why: For all peeps ages 13 - 30 years old who would like to know more about the AYCC, the campaigns they run (the funnest in the space!) and how you can get involved. Free pizza included!!!

Tickets/cost: Free!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/467572680539927/

Whats On 2

OPEN FOR COMMENT: 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. 
Open until: 7 Oct 2019


OPEN FOR COMMENT: Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975

A paper has been developed to encourage discussion and participation in the process to the review the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975. Public comments close 21 September 2019.
Open until: 21 Sep 2019


OPEN FOR COMMENT: Hooded Plover (Thinornis cucullatus)

Assessing the population genetic structure of Hooded Plovers in Tasmania in relation to mainland populations - 10/09/2019
Open until: 10 Sep 2019


OPEN FOR COMMENT: Bandicoots (Perameles gunnii, Isodon obesulus)

Development of a framework for the assessment of the health of wild bandicoot populations - Consultation closes 4 September 2019
Open until: 4 Sep 2019


OPEN FOR COMMENT:  New Place Names Legislation

Public comments are invited on the proposed Place Names Bill. The proposed new legislation aims to modernise the processes of official place naming.
Open until: 3 Sep 2019


OPEN FOR COMMENT: Diptera flies: Dolichopodidae

Dipterological survey of Tasmania, with focus on Dolichopodidae (Diptera) and Gondwanan relic species - Consultation closes 2 Sept 2019.
Open until: 2 Sep 2019



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



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!



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. 


 Feature image: Phillip Laroche

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