Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gasfield Free Seaspray - Declaration & Human Sign: Sunday 28th July 2013

Seaspray has two unconventional gas mining exploration licences covering the entire township and surrounds; a Lakes Oil licence for 'tight gas' and an Ignite Energy licence for coal seam gas (CSG).

There has been strong community support with more and more Lock the Gate gatherings happening around Gippsland, as people realise this is the time to shut the gate on unconventional gas mining before it is too late.

Encourage your friends and family to be a part of this fun event with a serious message.

Information can be found at the Gasfield Free Seaspray Facebook page  with more details of local and national campaigns at the Quit Coal and Lock the Gate Alliance websites

Saturday, May 25, 2013

World Environment Day - Wednesday 5th June 2013 - Think Outside the City Block

This World Environment Day, The Wilderness Society is holding a special event in the CBD. This event will celebrate Victoria’s majestic native forests and raise awareness about the urgent need to protect them from destructive and unsustainable logging.

They are hoping to make this the biggest Melbourne World Environment Day yet and they can’t do it without your help. Last World Environment Day hundreds of people came in support to get the message out and they are doing it again with hopefully an even bigger turn out! See the video from last year’s action HERE.

Please come join the Wilderness Society on the day and stand together in solidarity. If you could send the event details around to your networks it would be so much appreciated. We need this to be massive for our voice to be heard!

Event details:

World Environment Day: Think Outside the City Block

When:  meet at 12.45pm for action at 1pm, Wednesday 5th June 2013
Where:  Melbourne CBD- Corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets (MAP)
On the 5th June hundreds of people will join hands around one of Melbourne CBD’s 2 hectare city blocks. This will be a representation of the threat to our forests and also the strength of the growing community standing up to this threat.

Every day, 8 city blocks of Victoria’s forests are logged, mostly to make cheap products like Reflex paper.

Come and join hands with hundreds of Victorians on the United Nations’ 13th World Environment Day and show your support for protecting Victoria’s precious native forests!

Show your love for our forests and come wearing a green top on the day.

Help spread this further - Join and share THIS LINK on Facebook.
For more information and to RSVP contact Ben Campbell:

Ben Campbell
Victorian Community Campaigner
The Wilderness Society Victoria Inc.
P. (03) 9038 0851
M. +61 416 305 004
Days of work: Tue to Fri

Saturday, September 1, 2012

CSG Community Meeting Monday 3rd September!

This coming Monday, 3rd September 6pm - Community Meeting at Delbridge Hall, 155 Cunninghame Street Sale.

Invited speakers:
* Department of Primary Industries – Consultation Processes and Licensing
* Doctors for the Environment Australia – Health Impacts of CSG
* Environmental Defenders Office – Legal Implications
* Monash University Hydrologist – Environmental and Geological Impacts

Does the State Government's recent announcement of a moratorium go far enough?

Is the Wellington Shire reflecting the attitude and call for action represented by other Victorian Councils?

Perhaps you need more facts to decide your thoughts on the matter.

Please share this meeting with friends, family and colleagues.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

CSG Community Meeting: 11th July, 6pm

Live in or around Gippsland and want to know more about Coal Seam Gas exploration 
- a Community Meeting is to be held on Wed, 11th July at 6pm - details in flyer below

The Council will be observing the numbers in attendance to gauge the level of community concern, so if you have questions about the safety of CSG mining, please attend and share this with others. 
On 27 June South Gippsland council voted unanimously for a moratorium on CSG. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

18 June: Richland Waste Land - literary dinner with author, Sharyn Munro

Monday 18 June, please join us for dinner with author Sharyn Munro as she discusses her must read book: Rich Land, Wasteland - How coal is killing Australia.

For event details, click this link

Friday, April 6, 2012

Earth Fest Rap-up

Head to our Earth Fest event blog for the thank you's and some links to photos and our online survey.

Stay tuned for a literary dinner in June, focussing on Coal Seam Gas.......details will be posted here shortly!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

You can keep up-to-date with plans for the festival by clicking "attend" on our Facebook Event or bookmark the Earth Fest Blog.  You can find us @earthfest2012 on Twitter too!

Monday, September 12, 2011

AGM, 22 September - 6.30pm

Thursday 22 September, 6.30pm

For address details, email:

Following the formalities of the AGM, we will be start on planning for 

Earth Fest 2012!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Keeping an Eye on Sustainability with Women of Interest

Women of Interest and Wellington Sustainability Group invite Gippslanders to a timely discussion on the Geothermal potential of our region, from 6.30pm at Duart in Maffra on Wednesday July the 27th, 2011.

Guests are asked to dress up sustainably, which means you wear something that is either hand made, recycled or at least 5 years old!   Jenny Feist from Women of Interest explained that, “It’s all about avoiding overt consumerism“.

In keeping with this theme, the Christmas tradition of Kris Kringle is also designed to be consumption free. If Guests would like to be part of this novel gift exchange, they are invited to contribute something sustainable which might be home grown, homemade or recycled.

Christmas Dinner will have a focus on local and seasonal produce , with a passing nod to mediaeval  feasting. The chef is excited about the idea, so expect it to be quite special!

The final important part of the evening will be an address from Professor Rachel Webster of Melbourne University, who will enlighten us as to what is involved and how Gippsland might benefit from it ‘s excellent Geothermal potential.

So get frocked up in your “old Favourite” winter warmers and come for an evening of good food, good company and some thought provoking information on our clean energy potential.

Bookings are essential and can be made through Collins Booksellers Sale, by  Friday July the 22nd.  Please advise at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirement