International Conference of Environment Centres
8-11 September 2011
Manly Sydney Australia
Join the Manly Environment Centre in celebrating 20 years of environmental advocacy and community education at a high profile four-day International Conference of Environment Centres and Community Activists.
This conference will focus on the interests and activities of Environment Centres and community activism throughout Australia and around the world. Bringing together shared expertise ranging from biodiversity to climate change, this is a wonderful opportunity for participants to network, communicate and exchange ideas on best practice experiences and strategies on how to effect change in local communities.
The event will be held at North Head Sanctuary – a place of outstanding Aboriginal significance natural beauty and diversity. As the gateway to Sydney Harbour, it is an appropriate site for this important gathering.
Conference themes include:
•Environment Centres - faces, facets, functions
•Inspiring sustainable communities
•Campaigning for climate change
•Biodiversity versus development
•Engaging and mobilising the community
•Managing volunteers and interns
•Creating events that make an impact
•Learning from indigenous communities
•Using art as a driver for change
Earthwatch's Andy Donelley, Head of Programs, will be one of the speakers at this event along with Polly Higgins, ‘the planet's lawyer’, and ‘Transition Towns Totnes’ advocate and Professor Janet Richardson as well as environmentalists from Kenya, Iran, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information visit www.mec.org.au/conference
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