Yellow Box Dispatch September 2018


Yellow Box Dispatch September 2018

Welcome to the Conservation Council email bulletin for September 2018.

As always there is much going on but we want to quickly alert you to a change of date to the Places You Love Alliance public rally on threatened species to raise the profile of the need for improved national environment laws. It will now be held 9am this Friday at Parliament House 7 September (see message below). This is a change to previously advertised date of 10 September. Please help get numbers to that event!

As well as events listed below the Conservation Council also lists our own and other people’s events on our Facebook events page.

And we cover other issues through submissions and input as listed on our website and we raise other issues on our Bush Capital blog.


Larry O’Loughlin
Executive Director, Conservation Council ACT Region

Stand Against Extinction event now Friday September 7- National Threatened Species Day

A Message from Places You Love:

Dear Stand Against Extinction attendees,

The PYL Campaign Leadership Team has changed the date of Stand Against Extinction in Canberra to Friday September 7 – National Threatened Species Day. The location, Parliament House lawns, will remain the same.

Why? We felt we would be unable to achieve the event’s political engagement and media objectives on September 10 – the first sitting day of a new Prime Minister. Our new plan is to be a step ahead and take a stand before the new Parliament sits, to help put strong new environment laws on the political agenda.

We apologize for the change of plans and any inconvenience this may cause.This was not an easy decision to make. We really hope you can still make it.

If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Places You Love Campaign Leadership Team

Jamison Centre parkcare display

What: Parkcare friends in Belconnen suburbs of Canberra will showcase the beauty and diversity of the bush in the Bush Capital. The annual display involves seven volunteer groups and is staffed from 9am to 4.30pm, Friday to Sunday in Jamison Centre shopping centre. You will see photos of the beautiful valley selected for the nation’s capital, cryptic wildflowers, eucalypt forest, box-gum woodlands and endangered grasslands. Our enthusiastic volunteers will provide brochures, field guides, guided walks and interpretive signs to uncover bushland secrets.

The Indian Myna trap is always a draw-card.

When: 7 to 9 September 2017, 9am to 4.30pm, Friday to Sunday

Where: Jamison Centre shopping centre

Who: Groups involved include Friends of Aranda Bushland, of Black Mountain, of Mount Painter, of The Pinnacle, of Grasslands, STEP, and Canberra Indian Myna Action Group.

We are privileged to be supported by Jamison Centre management and ACT Parks & Conservation Service.

#Rise for Climate

What: On 8 September is planning a Global Day of Action, with rallies in cities and towns across the world to demand local leaders commit to building a fossil free world. Universities, councils, local governments – they all need to commit to an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects, a fast & fair transition to 100% renewable energy, and not a dollar more to dirty energy.

Join us for a Photo Shoot as our federal dinosaurs shuffle around a giant lump of coal, while the Turnbull-Abbott-Adani puppets look on.

Dress up to present your message to politicians. A character from a fairy tale, film, comic book or pop culture- the choice is yours.

When: Saturday 8 September, 11.00 am

Where: Parliament House Lawns

Vox Populi: Make a ten second speech where you give your message on climate change to politicians, or make a written sign, or do both. This will be filmed.

For more information

Farmers for Climate Action: Break the Drought Rally

When: Monday, September 10, 2018 at 08:45 AM

Where: Parliament House lawns, Canberra in Canberra, Australia

What: Farmers and regional Australians are on the frontline of climate change. We are calling on the Government to stand up for action on climate.

For more information see:

Sustainability Expo

What: Canberra’s largest business Expo, presenting global giants on stage and showcasing the latest technologies in waste, water and energy. Public welcome and encouraged to attend!

When: Thursday 13 September, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 2018

Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden, ACT 2606

Tickets and details: Go to Eventbrite