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S4P 2023 ‘Edge of the Future: Climate Action’

Speaking 4 the Planet is a world-first program – an arts-based sustainability competition, which runs in Australia and internationally.
This year's competition is being supported by a number of Councils across Australia, including Sutherland. The aim is to give students an opportunity to speak about the planet and the future. The theme this year is 'Edge of the Future: Climate Action’.

Electrify Bundeena!

Bundeena Community Centre 17-37 Liverpool Street, Bundeena, NSW, Australia

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new community-run initiative - Electrify Bundeena!  The aim is to help support local residents electrify their homes and vehicles, and power these with 100% renewable energy.

The formal launch is 10am this coming Sunday 10 September 2023, at the Bundeena Community Centre.

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre is proud to be supporting Electrify Bundeena as part of this movement, and keen to share its inspiration, ideas, and learnings with the rest of the Sutherland Shire (and beyond!)

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre AGM 2023

Kaimea Room, Tradies Gymea 57 Manchester Road, Gymea, NSW, Australia

The Board of the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 5 November. It's 1.45pm for a 2pm start.
Our guest speaker George Cotis will be giving a presentation entitled "Deeban’s Voice. Are we listening?"
George is a recognised expert on the history and ecology of Port Hacking, and was recently awarded an OAM for his service to conservation and the environment.

Sail 4 Sanity Rally and Picnic at Audley Weir

Audley Weir Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Royal National Park, NSW, Australia

Environmentalists Tom Hunt and Dr. Simon Leslie are sailing from Port Kembla to Newcastle to join the Rising Tide blockade of the Newcastle Coal Port. The Newcastle coal port is the largest coal in the world, and Australia's single greatest contribution to the climate crisis.
On their way Tom and Simon are stopping at Audley on 8 November to say hi and lend their support to our campaign against coal pollution in the Royal National Park.
Join us for a rally and picnic at the Audley Weir, fostering awareness of the coal mine polluting our beloved RNP, and supporting Tom and Simon on their journey up to Newcastle.

End of year picnic 2023 Sunday 10 December

It’s our catch up end of year picnic, to celebrate our wins this year – please save the date! From 11am we'll be meeting at the Wattle Forest picnic area in the Royal National Park, a beautiful spot near Audley. This is the same location where the platypus were released into the Hacking River. There's bbq's, picnic tables, toilets, but no swimming.

Film premiere Coal Creek: “What does it take to stop a coal mine polluting our waterways?” – Wollongong screening

Servo Food Truck & Bar 6-8 Wentworth Street, Port Kembla, NSW, Australia

"Coal Creek” documents the tireless work of a large number of concerned citizens to shine a spotlight on the damage being done to the Royal National Park by a neighbouring mine.

Filmed on Dharawal Country in 2022, the story shows repeated pollution events by the neighbouring Metropolitan Coal Mine into Camp Gully Creek, which carries the pollution into the Hacking River, a major artery of the Royal National Park. To add to these concerns UNSW relocated a colony of Platypus into the river.

“Coal Creek” will have a limited run of premier screenings. This screening will be held at the fabulous Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla on Sunday, 28 January. Doors open at 6pm, screening at 8pm. All welcome!

Film premiere Coal Creek: “What does it take to stop a coal mine polluting our waterways?” – Sutherland Shire screening

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW, Australia

"Coal Creek” documents the tireless work of a large number of concerned citizens to shine a spotlight on the damage being done to the Royal National Park by a neighbouring mine.

Filmed on Dharawal Country in 2022, the story shows repeated pollution events by the neighbouring Metropolitan Coal Mine into Camp Gully Creek, which carries the pollution into the Hacking River, a major artery of the Royal National Park. To add to these concerns UNSW relocated a colony of Platypus into the river.

Walk a hidden gem in the Royal, and check out coal waste material on the way

Red Cedar Flat picnic area Red Cedar Flat, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lilyvale, NSW, Australia

All welcome - Saturday, 18 May. We'll be walking in the southern part of the Royal National Park, around the Hacking (Deeban) River and Camp Gully Creek. This is one of the lesser known and hidden parts of the park, adjacent to the beautiful Lady Wakehurst Drive. Coal waste is visible through this area, but it is still quite beautiful. It is also somewhat eerie. The walk is free, but numbers are strictly limited. You'll need to register - please click on the link for more info.

Free

Climate Changers Screening – Gymea Tradies

Tradies Gymea, Kingsway Kingsway, Gymea, NSW, Australia

18 May - Join us for a special event: a screening of the impactful documentary "Climate Changers" featuring Professor Tim Flannery. There will be Q&A after the film, hosted by David Ross, an expert in leadership during challenging times. Organised by the Shire Climate Action Network (ShireCAN), a group of passionate residents in Sutherland Shire dedicated to addressing the urgent issue of climate change.

Free

Walk a hidden gem in the Royal, and check out coal waste material on the way

Red Cedar Flat picnic area Red Cedar Flat, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lilyvale, NSW, Australia

All welcome! Please join us - Saturday 1 June. We'll be walking in the southern part of the Royal National Park, around the Hacking (Deeban) River and Camp Gully Creek. This is one of the lesser known and hidden parts of the park, adjacent to the beautiful Lady Wakehurst Drive. Coal waste is visible through this area, but it is still quite beautiful. It is also somewhat eerie. The walk is free, but numbers are strictly limited. You'll need to register - please click on the link for more info.

Free

Walk a hidden gem in the Royal, and check out coal waste material on the way

Red Cedar Flat picnic area Red Cedar Flat, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lilyvale, NSW, Australia

All welcome! Please join us - Saturday 15 June. We'll be walking in the southern part of the Royal National Park, around the Hacking (Deeban) River and Camp Gully Creek. This is one of the lesser known and hidden parts of the park, adjacent to the beautiful Lady Wakehurst Drive. Coal waste is visible through this area, but it is still quite beautiful. It is also somewhat eerie. The walk is free, but numbers are strictly limited. You'll need to register - please click on the link for more info.

Free

Christmas beetles in June

Gymea Community Centre 2 Avenel Rd, Gymea Bay, NSW, Australia

Many of the 35 Christmas beetle species found throughout Australia are brightly coloured or iridescent. Sadly, these beautiful beetles are disappearing.
Associate Professor Tanya Latty from the University of Sydney is exploring why, and what we can do to help. She is an entomologist with a special interest in insect behaviour and ecology. If you're interested in finding out more, this talk at the Gymea Community Centre on Wednesday 19 June is free. The event is hosted by the Australia Plant Society Sutherland group, and visitors are very welcome.

Walk a hidden gem in the Royal, and check out coal waste material on the way

Red Cedar Flat picnic area Red Cedar Flat, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lilyvale, NSW, Australia

All welcome! Please join us - Saturday 29 June. We'll be walking in the southern part of the Royal National Park, around the Hacking (Deeban) River and Camp Gully Creek. This is one of the lesser known and hidden parts of the park, adjacent to the beautiful Lady Wakehurst Drive. Coal waste is visible through this area, but it is still quite beautiful. It is also somewhat eerie. The walk is free, but numbers are strictly limited. You'll need to register - please click on the link for more info.

Free

Sydney Premiere: The Koalas & Filmmaker Q&A

If you care about our local koalas this film is one to watch. Why are our most loved marsupials facing extinction even as governments are announcing new strategies to protect them?

Upcoming screenings will be at the Dendy in Newtown on 20 June; Cremorne Orpheum on 27 June; and the Randwick Ritz on 30 June.
The Koalas takes audiences on a journey into the lives of individual koalas, led by charismatic characters Wonnie, Bexley, Tom, Baz, Coral and adorable joeys Hope and Pala. As these stories unfold so do the unique characteristics of koalas, their bond with their young, and wildlife carers they come into contact with.

Walk a hidden gem in the Royal, and check out coal waste material on the way

Red Cedar Flat picnic area Red Cedar Flat, Lady Wakehurst Drive, Lilyvale, NSW, Australia

All welcome! Come join us Saturday, 13 July. We'll be walking in the southern part of the Royal National Park, around the Hacking (Deeban) River and Camp Gully Creek. This is one of the lesser known and hidden parts of the park, adjacent to the beautiful Lady Wakehurst Drive. Coal waste is visible through this area, but it is still quite beautiful. It is also somewhat eerie. The walk is free, but numbers are strictly limited. You'll need to register - please click on the link for more info.

Free

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