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Non violent direct action training Sat 4 March

Non Violent Direct Action Training
Saturday 4 March
10am-5pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St Adelaide

Come along and learn about non violent direct action in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, from our faciliator Mara Bonacci of Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Anti-nuclear and Clean Energy Collective.

Learn theory, legal issues, codes of conduct, role play and planning an action.

BYO lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Entry by donation. All proceeds to the campaign against nuclear expansion in SA.

Please book your spot by RSVPing to adelaide.office@foe.org.au

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Survival day at Semaphore beach 26 Jan

On 26 January 2017, Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in partnership with [Give Up Smokes For Good], Kura Yerlo and Port Adelaide Enfield Council – are proud to offer family-fun day for our community to feel strengthened and empowered by all that we stand for.

Following the Raising of The Flag and Welcome to Country ceremonies, Survival Day is thrilled to present a live concert hosted by Natasha Wanganeen with a solid line up of local performers including Electric Fields Music, Kahl Wallis, Noel Bridge, Big Sexy, Jessica Wishart, Yorke Band and Hannah Yates Music.

Throughout the day there’ll also be Traditional Dance Performances, Children’s Activities, a BBQ Fundraiser, Arts & Crafts and Clothing Stalls, the Tandanya Gallery Retail Pop-Up Shop and more.

Thanks to the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council the day will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display from 9.30pm

SURVIVAL DAY SNAP SHOT:

• Date: 26 January 2017
• Time: 11.00am – 6.30pm
• Fireworks – 9.30pm
• Venue: Semaphore Foreshore, cnr The Esplanade & Semaphore Road
• Proudly hosted by Tandanya NACI, [Give Up Smokes for Good ] and Kura Yerlo with support from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council
• FREE Entry & Entertainment
• Open to all age groups. Everyone Welcome
• Survival Day 2017 is proudly a DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE event

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Movie & dinner night: “Dirt” the movie 2nd Feb

Adelaide Sustainability Centre invites you to a free movie night at the Joinery with a shared community dinner. This will be of particular interest to Fair Food Adelaide folk.

Film Night & Shared Community Dinner

DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT! The Movie is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.”

How can you affect that relationship for the better?

Entry by Donation
6pm Shared Community Dinner, bring a plate of food to share
7pm Film Screening

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

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SA drink container deposits turn 40!

Friends of the Earth’s campaigning was instrumental in getting legislation introduced in 1977 to require a refund of the deposit on the price of drink cans and bottles.

Campaigners marched from Adelaide Uni to the steps of Parliament House to roll thousands of cans down the steps.

Refer to the following article.

From the article:

Sustainability Minister Ian Hunter said “About 580 million drink containers are recycled in the state every year.”

“The Government said the state’s waste and recycling sector employs almost 5,000 South Australians”

Congratulations to members of Friends of the Earth active during the 70s. We await the rest of Australia and the world to catch on.…

Video of presentation of anti-nuclear postcards & petition to Jay Weatherill

The Australian Conservation Foundation have released a video documenting the handover of signed postcards and a petition against nuclear dumps to Premier Jay Weatherill in mid November. A group of Traditional Owners plus representatives from the ACF, the Conservation Council and Friends of the Earth met with the Premier to show him evidence that 35,000 Australians do not want a nuclear waste dump in SA.

Watch the video here:

South Australian Radioactive Waste Dump – Community says “No way, Jay!”

Thanks to Australian Conservation Foundation campaigner Dave Sweeney.…