Protecting our Heritage. Embracing the future is the second national gathering of the community movement beyond coal and gas. Bringing together people from one end of Australia to the other, it will be a rare and important opportunity for communities to share experiences and to learn from one another.
Lock the Gate is a partner of this event. For more information see the official website here: http://beyondcoalandgas.org/
Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on the night
We're holding a volunteers meeting on Wednesday 29 October at 6pm at 71 George Street Redfern (a short walk from Redfern Station). We are looking for volunteers to help out with some big events that will be happening in Sydney throughout November to raise awareness about irresponsible coal and gas mining damaging water resources, special bushland, homes and farmland. We would love to meet you there.
Will you come?
Free one day symposium that explores current issues affecting our food, land and water.
Speakers include key members of the Lock the Gate movement including:
Drew Hutton, President, Lock the Gate Alliance
Annette Hutchins, Bridging the Divide
Jo Hill, Bulliac Angus Cattle Stud, Miles
Rob and Sally McCreath, Friends of Felton
Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
...and many more inspiring speakers covering topics surrounding food justice, food and water security, health, and community responses.
For more information visit the AELA website here: http://www.earthlaws.org.au/environmental-justice-network-australia/food-justice/ and spread the word via facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/801367063247618/?ref=ts&fref=ts
Retaining its reputation as the finest reggae, soul and dub event in Australia, Island Vibes Festival returns for its 9th year! With a strong eco and cultural focus, and unparalleled by any Australian festival in its location and reputation, Island Vibe is held at the magnificent beachside location of Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island – or Minjerribah as it is known to the Quandamooka people indigenous to the region. The second largest sand island in the world, Minjerribah is renowned world-wide for its beaches, beauty and chilled atmosphere.
Island Vibe Festival itself spans 3 glorious spring days at the end of the whale migration season, playing host to over 80 bands, DJs, dance and circus acts from around Australia, the Pacific and beyond.
Lock the Gate Alliance will be holding a stall at this years event as well as an informative workshop at 5.45pm on the Sunday.
Tickets and event information can be found at http://www.islandvibe.com.au
UPLIFT in association with Lock the Gate is excited to announce Australia’s biggest concert to support rural communities uniting to protect their farmlands from fracking and unconventional gas mining.
It's been another big year in the Hunter for the brave communities taking on coal and gas. The mining companies are on the defensive, struggling to maintain their social licence to operate, and resorting to ever more shrill and desperate attacks on those who value clean air, clean water, and liveable communities over profits.
Join us at the beautiful River Flats Estate on the Wollembi Brook, to celebrate our achievements, reflect on our losses, and kick around some ideas about how we can make 2015 a landmark year for the community's battle against coal and gas.
Phil Laird, Lock The Gate's national coordinator
And more tbc
Friday 5th December
5 – 8pm
River Flats Estate - 530 Wollembi Road, Broke
Food and drink available by donation.
The Hunter Central River Alliance includes over 40 local groups around the region working together to protect communities and the environment from coal and gas mining.