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July 2021

Bill Ryan Activism Award

July 12 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm
Late Sutherland based environmental activist, Bill Ryan, protests for climate action with young boy

The Sutherland Shire Environment Centre (SSEC) has launched the 2021 Bill Ryan Activism Award.  The award, which honours the late Sutherland-based Kokoda veteran and environmental activist Bill Ryan, recognises environmental activists who campaign for a better world. *Applications CLOSE at 5pm (AEST), on 23 August, 2021 Awarded for peaceful environmental activism that inspires others to take action for a better future for the planet.... Because sometimes protest is inconvenient but necessary. Read more and nominate on the Bill Ryan Activism Award page.

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Plastic Free July Picnic with SO SHIRE – July 25

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cricket Pitch Park, Kurnell, Cricket Pitch Park
Kurnell, NSW 2231 Australia
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Join us at Kurnell for a Plastic Free Picnic and community conversation around plastic-free solutions!
We will have an informal Q+A with the SO Shire team, including marine scientist and founder, Sarah-Jo Lobwein. We are organising raffle tickets in collaboration with local sustainable businesses too!
Bring your family, friends or colleagues along because together we can make a real difference in the fight to reduce single-use plastic and plastic pollution.

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Ask Optus to Commit to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2020: Online Event

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

26 July - Join us online via Zoom. Emails can quickly be forgotten, deleted or go to the junk folder, but imagine how much impact and power a BIG pile of personalised handwritten letters will have sitting on the Optus CEO's desk. Let’s put more pressure on Optus to join the likes of Telstra, Coles and Aldi and publicly commit to powering 100% of their business operations with renewable electricity by 2030.

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Fire Management in the Royal National Park

July 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

28 July - free online zoom presentation. All welcome. We're so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful bushland in the Shire, but care is needed to manage it. This online zoom presentation hosted by the National Parks Association Southern Sydney branch will feature two speakers: Inspector Scott Deller, the Operational Response Co-ordinator for the NSW Rural Fire Service; and a representative from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The presentation will cover the importance of environmental assessments and management of endangered flora and fauna when doing controlled burns.

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