Save the date!
The Conservation Council ACT Region is holding its annual World Environment Day Dinner on Saturday 1st June 2019.
Theme: Optimism and Defiance
Our theme is ‘Optimism and Defiance’ – two attitudes which will be critical in 2019. Australia is at a turning point on environmental issues. The federal election is looming, and it is set to focus the nation’s attention on climate change, energy policy and our high rates of biodiversity loss. Moreover, we will see the momentum from the recent School Strike for Climate Action and Stop Adani movements ramp up. In this exciting time, join us to celebrate optimism and defiance in Canberra’s environment community, who are, and have always been, vocal and strong.
Who better to give us a better insight into why optimism and defiance is important than our Guest Speaker, Dr Bob Brown?
Bob is an acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, who rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s.
After 10 years in the Tasmanian Parliament, Bob was elected to the Senate in 1996 where he served for 16 years. He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired from the parliament to establish the Bob Brown Foundation.
The World Environment Day Dinner is also having a change of scenery: it will be held at the National Museum of Australia. We are joining forces with the wonderful Broadbean Catering, who will provide us with a stunning 3-course meal. The dinner will start with canapes and champagne, followed by a three course meal with table wine included. All dietary requirements will be catered for.
Where: Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia
When: 7pm Saturday 1 June 2019
Why: It is the major fundraising event for the Conservation Council and it is a lot of fun.
Early bird bookings will open soon on our website. Stay tuned.