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Events & Activities

 

All sustainability events are free and online.

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 COPING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren't alone. The climate crisis can cause a feeling of impending doom for many and it's important to know how to take care of yourself and your mental wellbeing. The Coping with Climate Change series aims to equip Lane Cove participants with the mental tools needed to work through emotional and thought barriers, so you can continue to be motivated and take meaningful action.

The free sessions provided by Council are facilitated by Victoria Walker, an environmental educator with more than a decade's experience in sustainability education. The sessions include a mixture of teaching, information, large and small group discussions and self-reflection. Each session can be attended as a stand-alone experience, or you can register for two or more sessions.

he sessions are interactive it's important to have a working camera and microphone to get the most out of each topic.

Session 1:

Thoughts:

Discover how to overcome negative ways of thinking to move forward amongst the uncertainty and work fearlessly for change. Thoughts like 'it's too late', 'my efforts are insignificant' and 'world leaders aren't acting so why should I' can undermine the best of intentions. This session focuses on uncovering how our thoughts can undermine our positivity and sense of hope for the future and offer tools which support you to embrace the challenge of climate change.

Tuesday 2 March 7:00pm – 8:30pm

RSVP online

Session 2:

Feelings:

Discover how to avoid 'burnout' when facing the issues of climate change. This session examines the relationship between 'ecological grief', anxiety, overwhelm and our emotional lives. It explores the questions of how we feel about the future impacts of climate change, what are the most helpful ways to respond and how can we best take care of our inner selves.

Tuesday 9 March 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Session 3:

Action:

When trying to live as sustainably as possible it's easy to feel overwhelmed and that our actions don't add up to enough. The aim of this session is to equip you with the necessary tools needed to see your actions in a different way. We will explore different types of actions that achieve positive change, and how to find actions that fulfil you. This session aims to help you feel good about your contribution, trust in others and find peace with the things you cannot do.

Saturday 13 March 9:00am – 10:30am

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Session 4:

The Future:

Maintaining a hopeful vision of the future is integral to taking positive actions for the environment. This session explores how we face an uncertain future with courage, stubborn optimism and motivation. At the conclusion of the session you will have the skills to find positivity and acceptance about our future and feed that feeling into your actions and conversations.

Saturday 20 March 9:00am – 10:30am

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Food for Thought

If you love eating quality meat then join us for this free webinar and learn how to source great produce with less environmental impact.

Grant Hilliard from Feather and Bone, and co-author of The Ethical Omnivore, will present an online workshop on the importance of regenerative farming and why we should consider switching out a few meals a week to 'slow eating'. Discover how to directly support Aussie farmers who are committed to better land management and improved animal welfare by eating meat that comes from pasture-raised animals grown on regenerative farms that contribute to the overall health of the planet.

Thursday 4 March, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Clean Up Australia Day

Make a difference and join Lane Cove Councils clean up at Manns Point Park. We would love to see you, your family and your friends get involved.

We will meet at 10am near the boat ramp at Greenwich Sailing Club. Access is from O'Connell Street.

Equipment and refreshments are provided.

Sunday 7 March 10:00am - 12:00pm

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An Extra Way to Recycle

Soft plastics, the kind that can be scrunched into a ball like bread bags, wrappers and bubble wrap, are among the biggest problems in the kerbside recycling system. Find out how easy it is to recycle your soft plastics with this free online presentation featuring Rebecca Gleghorn from REDcycle. Discover how REDcycle soft plastics recycling works, what their program achieves and have all of your soft plastics recycling questions answered. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how soft plastics recycling works so you can recycle with confidence. 

Tuesday 20 April - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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In Your Own Time...

Lane Cove Library has its very own Sustainable Community Collection to help inspire you to live more sustainably. The collection includes books, DVDs and magazines and with more items being added to the collection all the time you’ll be sure to find something of interest to you.