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  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 14 rsvps
    83 Woodlark Street

    Office warming & Fire Up T2C - Lismore

    Join us next Thursday September 27th from 5:30pm-8:30pm for our office warming in Lismore and firing up of Time2Choose campaign! It's time to get organised.

    Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements below in the comments section.

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 09:00 AM through October 05, 2018
    Various

    Pop-up picnics - tell NSW pollies its #Time2Choose

    From 3-5 October, join pop-up picnics at NSW MP's offices asking them to commit to the People's Referendum on Coal and Gas and protect NSW land and water from coal and CSG.

    Find the details of a picnic near you below:

    Dubbo: Wednesday 3rd October, 9am - 12pm. Troy Grant's office - Shop 1 18 Talbragar Street DUBBO

    Muswellbrook: Wednesday 3rd October, 11am to 1pm - Michael Johnson MP’s Office, 20 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook.

    Narrabri Wednesday 3rd October, Kevin Humphries' office 12.30 -2.30pm.

    Cessnock: Thursday 4th October, 11am to 1pm, Clayton Barr MP’s Office, 118 Vincent Street Cessnock.

    Coffs Harbour: Thurs Oct 4th at 12 noon - Andrew Fraser’s office - 1/9 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour.

    Naremburn, Sydney: Thursday 4 October, 12.00pm - 1.30pm - Premier Berejiklian’s electorate office, 280 Willoughby Rd, Naremburn

    Marrickville, Sydney: Friday 5 October, 8.30am – 10.30am - Jo Haylen MP’s Office, 299-301 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

    Lismore: Friday 5th October, 12pm - Thomas George’s Office, 55 Carrington Street, Lismore

    Engadine, Sydney: Friday 5 October, 12.00pm - 1.00pm - Lee Evans MP’s office, 17-23 Station Street, Engadine (RSVP here)

    Randwick, Sydney: Friday 5 October, 12.00pm – 1.00pm - Bruce Notley-Smith MP’s office, 15/53-55B Frenchmans Road, Randwick



  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Michael Johnson MP Office in Muswellbrook , Australia

    Muswellbrook PopUp Picnic

    The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and it’s time for us to take the message to our local Member for the Upper Hunter, Michael Johnson.

    The future of farming is about food security, so we’re going to visit our MP with a pop-up picnic outside his office to let him know it’s Time2Choose to protect precious farmland and water resources.

    We’ll host a People’s Referendum ballot on Coal and Gas on the street and share a yarn, a cuppa and a scone with the locals. Perhaps our MP will even cast his ballot in Referendum? 

    Will you join us? 

    All you need to bring is you, your friends, maybe a picnic blanket and basket, or something small to share.

    Hope to see you there!

     

    Dan and Dave

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 12:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Kevin Humphries' electoral office: Suite 1, 60 Maitland Street Narrabri

    Picnic at Kevin Humphries' office

    The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and it’s time for us to take the message to Kevin Humphries with a pop-up picnic at his office in Narrabri to tell him we won’t accept a gasfield in the Pilliga and surrounding farmland.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Clayton Barr, MP Office in Cessnock, Australia

    Cessnock Pop-up Picnic

    The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and it’s time for us to take the message to our local  Member for Cessnock , Clayton Barr.

    The future of farming is about food security, so we’re going to visit our MP with a pop-up picnic outside his office to let him know it’s Time2Choose to protect precious farmland and water resources.

    We’ll host a People’s Referendum ballot on Coal and Gas on the street and share a yarn, a cuppa and a scone with the locals. Perhaps our MP will even cast his ballot in Referendum? 

    Will you join us? 

    All you need to bring is you, your friends, maybe a picnic blanket and basket, or something small to share.

    Hope to see you there!

     

    Dan and Dave

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Lee Evans' electorate office in Engadine, Sydney

    Heathcote pop-up picnic

    Join us for a lunchtime picnic outside Lee Evan's electorate office on Friday 5 October.
    The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and it’s time for us to take the message to our local MPs. The future of farming is about food security. The future of our water supply is linked to protecting our catchment from more coal mining. Join us! We'll be inviting locals to vote in the Peoples' Referendum on Coal and Gas as we picnic to protect our water from coal mining and farmland from gas.
  • Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 9 rsvps
    Burdekin Park in Singleton, Australia

    Hunter Valley Community Coal Survey Blitz!

    Are you ready to...

    • Meet people living in the heart of coal mining country and hear their stories?
    • Meet locals working to protect land, water, and people from the impacts of mining?
    • Help build a movement for a flourishing post-coal future for mining communities?

    Yes? Then we want you on our Hunter Valley Coal Community Survey Blitz on Saturday 6th October!

    Join us as we hit the streets of Singleton to ask local people what they think about the coal industry and its future in the region.

    You don't need to be an expert on coal, you just need to care what local people think. We do our community surveys in teams, with simple prepared questions. It's easy and rewarding!

    Camp out under the stars!
    On Saturday afternoon after we've finished the survey blitz, we'll all head to Wollombi to camp under the stars in the beautiful camp ground of Wollombi Tavern (details to be confirmed, stay tuned). Bring your camping gear and supplies and enjoy a night getting to know your fellow door-knockers. 

    Getting to Singleton
    Need a ride or have one to offer? We have people travelling to the blitz from Newcastle and Sydney, and rides are available. If you need a ride, or if you have car seats to spare, please contact Dan from Lock The Gate on the details below.

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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Parliament House, West Perth

    Rally to ban fracking in WA

    Join us on the steps of Parliament House, Perth on Thursday 11 October at 12 noon to hand over a formal petition calling for a permanent ban on fracking in WA.

    We are calling on the State Government to heed the call of farmers, Traditional Owners, communities across WA, climate scientists and thousands of other Western Australian residents to legislate a permanent ban on fracking in our state.

    Please save the date and make time for this important lunch time rally.

    This rally is being organised by Frack Free WA & Lock the Gate with support from many regional and metro action groups and other organisations. The event will coincide with an international day of action in October known as the Global Frackdown.

    Let us know you are coming! RSVP below.

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM through October 21, 2018 · 15 rsvps
    Berrima

    Pedal for the Platypus: a weekend of camping and activism in the Southern Highlands

    Join Lock the Gate and Battle for Berrima for a great weekend of cycling, scenery and action to save our drinking water catchment - and one of our most unique animals, the Platypus - from coal mining on 20/21 October, 2018.

    Sign up for the whole weekend, or - if you're local - pick the events that appeal to you on either Saturday or Sunday (or both). RSVP here and we'll be in touch soon with more details.

    The 'Pedal for the Platypus' weekend features:

    • CAMP: in a paddock in Sutton Forest (near Berrima) owned by members of Coal Free Southern Highlands

    • WALK: early morning Platypus watching walk near Berrima, along the Wingecarribee River

    • RIDE: a ‘Pedal for the Platypus’ bike ride from historic Berrima to the Hume Coal Mine site, Medway Colliery, Wingecarribee River and back (you’ll need to BYO a bicycle for this free community ride)

    • BBQ: Community BBQ hosted by Battle for Berrima in the heart of historic Berrima

    • TOWN HALL: community meeting with local MPs and candidates to examine coal mining within the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment

    • DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT
      There are two options. Support Battle for Berrima's major fundraiser for the year (Option A) or camp at Sutton Forest and join Lock the Gate's #Time2Choose dinner in the farm shed (Option B)
        • Option A: Battle for Berrima’s Fundraising dinner and Art Auction. Email ‘Fundraiser’ to battleforberrima@gmail.com if you’re interested. Tickets are $150 per person.

        • Option B: #Time2Choose campaign dinner in a shed on a paddock in Sutton Forest (due to limited cooking facilities at the campsite, this option is only available to campers).
    • BOWRAL CLASSIC SOCIAL BIKE RIDE ON SUNDAY MORNING
      • This is a commercial bike ride with courses available from 35kms all the way up to 175kms.
      • Our #Time2Choose cycling team is entering the 35km Social Ride
      • A special discount of 20% off is available for the extra-fun 35km Social Ride on Sunday morning. Thanks Bowral Classic!!!!! Just enter the promotional code B4B when you register for the ride on Bowral Classic’s website here.

    • FUNDRAISING
      • Support Battle for Berrima by buying a ticket to their Saturday night dinner (see details above)
      • Support Lock the Gate by riding in the Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October. Why not ask your friends to sponsor your ride as a fundraiser for Lock the Gate Alliance? See here for details.


    HOW MUCH WILL THIS WEEKEND COST?

    ITEM DESCRIPTION COST
    Camping Camp for up to 2 nights (Friday 19 and/or Saturday 20 October) in a paddock owned by Hume Coal affected landowners and members of Coal Free Southern Highlands. The campsite features toilets, a farm shed kitchen with refrigeration and limited bore water. BYO drinking water and note no showers available on site. $10 per person or $25 per family
    Pedal for the Platypus

    ‘Pedal for the Platypus’ bike ride from historic Berrima to the Hume Coal Mine site, Medway Colliery, Wingecarribee River and back. You’ll need to BYO a bicycle for this community ride. Participation by donation of $5 per person  or $20 per family. RSVP at battleforberrima@gmail.com


    Suggested donation: $5 per person or $20 per family
    Lunch - Saturday After our Pedal for the Platypus community bike ride, Battle for Berrima (B4B) invite you to enjoy a BBQ lunch in Berrima. B4B suggest a donation of $5-$10 per person $5-$10 per person
    Dinner - Battle for Berrima major fundraiser

    Support Battle for Berrima's major fundraiser for 2018 starting at 6.30pm on Saturday 20 October in Berrima.

    Tickets are $150 pp and are available by emailing ‘Fundraiser’ to battleforberrima@gmail.com or booking via Battle for Berrima’s events web page.

    Keynote speaker for the night is Dr Ian Wright - one of Australia's leading water scientists, who has been studying water pollution associated with coal mines for nearly 20 years in the Sydney basin.

    Enjoy great food and wine at this ‘Save the Platypus’-themed event. All funds raised go towards the community campaign to protect the Southern Highlands and our drinking water catchment from Hume Coal's proposed mine

    $150 per person
    Dinner - Sutton Forest farm shed

    For those camping, join Lock the Gate for a #Time2Choose dinner at our campsite in a Sutton Forest farm shed on Saturday night for $15 per person or $35 per family (BYO wine and/or beer).  

    $15 per person or $35 per family
    Sunday family bike ride, Bowral Classic

    Join Lock the Gate and Battle for Berrima's #Time2Choose team for the Bowral Classic.

    Enter now for your choice of everything from a 35km social ride which explores the Southern Highlands, right up to the 175km Maxi.

    Enter now with a special 20% discount available to riders joining our #Time2Choose #BattleForBerrima team in the 35 kilometre Social Classic. Thanks Bowral Classic!!

    The Bowral Classic social ride costs $64 per adult and $32 per child with your 20% B4B discount. It includes coffee and a cake at a Berrima cafe of your choice. Please note that if you are not a member of an organisation which provides cycling insurance, you also need to pay the Bowral Classic $10 extra per rider to cover accident insurance.

    $64/$32 + $10 pp in insurance if you are not already covered.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 20 rsvps
    VENUE: kitchen tables in private homes across Sydney and the Southern Highlands

    #Time2Choose dinner - eat, chat, vote

    On any night that suits you this November, invite your friends to join you at your place for a #Time2Choose dinner - Eat, Chat, Vote.

    Sign up here to let us know you're hosting a #Time2Choose dinner.

    Take easy actions on the night to protect farmland and water from coal mines and invasive gasfields:

    • Cook dinner for your friends: we’ll provide recipe ideas and an opportunity to buy great produce and wine sourced from regions of NSW threatened by invasive gasfields and coal mines
    • Find out how coal seam gas and new coal mines are threatening Sydney’s drinking water, the Bylong Valley and the NSW North West
    • Take action on the night: email your MP, share the campaign on Facebook and ask your friends and family to vote in the Peoples’ Referendum on Coal and Gas.

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