YOUth LEADing the world Nov 27th, 28th & 29th 2012

3 day Youth Leadership Congress where Youth explore local and global issues of sustainability, measure and understand their own eco-footprint and work on action plans to make change in their lives, schools and communities.

Congresses are held simultaneously, digitally linked across multiple australian and global location. YLTW is now in its 4th year set to run in 50 locations.

Wodonga is lucky enough to be a part of this fantastic opportunity for Youth to focus on global sustainability.  See the flyer  here for details on how to register for this fantastic opportunity being held at The Cube, Wodonga.

Environmental Film Festival – Yackandandah

In 2006 An Inconvenient Truth brought to broad audiences pictures of the potential threats posed by climate change.  Al Gore provided a far reaching examination of likely impacts of a less stable global climate patterns.  It was a disturbing story but also proved one of the most successful campaigns at raising awareness of the problems with not acting immediately to address the human caused carbon emissions.  Moreover it offered hope that with commitment climate change could be limited.

 Sadly,  current research is suggesting this heightened awareness has given way to a drop in concern for climate change, perhaps replaced by global financial uncertainty in finances.  Obviously the global financial crisis has had a role in this refocus.

 The makers of An Inconvenient Truth have produced another film;  Last Call for the Oasis.  This film examines the global challenges we are facing with water – itself the precursor to life.  We of course are well familiar with water and it centrality to life given recent experiences with drought through the 2000’s, floods this year in the North East and the struggle to find an equitable management strategy for the Murray Darling.

 Along with 7 other selected movies Last Call at the Oasis is being shown at the Environmental Film Festival (…Melbourne) scheduled to take place in Yackandandah on the 5th and 6th of October – very soon.  Click   2012 Flyer  for details on where to get tickets.

 The festival provides a broad range of movies ranging from satire and a docu-drama through to case studies of emerging coal seam gas operations and even a solar car adventure.  Festival organizer recognise the potential of movies to both remind us of some of the challenges being with the biosphere but also some of the innovation that is occurring to respond to threats in creative and empowering ways.

 More details are available on the attached flyer.  Well worth a trip to Yackandandah, which itself a great little town largely recovered from its own environmental devastation – gold mining during the late 1800’s!

 Details also available on October calendar page on Ecoportal at; http://ecoportal.net.au/event

Earth Hour 31st March 8.30 -9.30pm

Earth Hour 2012

Hi All  

Wodonga TAFE will once again be participating in Earth Hour so please ensure that all  unnecessary electrical equipment is turned off : i.e. computer, monitors, printers, kettles ect (Oh you can leave the fridge on)

Don’t forget to participate in Earth Hour at home, with your family, community or where ever on 31st March 8.30pm  -9.30pm

To participate just switch everything off for one hour and enjoy your time in candle light with family fun games.  

TIP: playing CLUEDO in the dark with your family brings lots of fun and adds to the murder mystery.

Now in its 6th year, Earth Hour demonstrates the true power of people uniting to protect the planet. To mark the occasion, why not host a private or community event and invite your friends, family and local community to come along? Register now for Earth Hour Unplugged 

The concept is simple: It’s about unplugged entertainment (that means no electricity!), celebrating sustainable living and raising funds for WWF’s critical work saving Australia’s most precious threatened species and places.

Over the next month we will be showcasing and sharing registered public community events from across Australia – attend one of these or host your own and be part of something big. To find out more, download the Earth Hour Unplugged Toolkit

Youth Leading the World – Wodonga

 

Youth Leading the World

What is YLTW all about?

YLTW is a 3 day youth environmental leadership congress conducted simultaneously in multiple locations, connected by digital media. Check out our YouTube clip for more info.
Innovative workshop techniques combined with social networking and web 2.0 technologies focus attention on 3 ways to make a difference:
INFORM: learning to live within the limits of one planet;
INNOVATE: inspiring, innovating and creating social change;
INVOLVE: connecting change makers locally and globally.
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM –
DAY 1: Global Challenge: Eco footprint; Pulse of the Planet (update on global sustainability challenges including climate change, biodiversity, food, water, energy, economic, wellbeing); coming to terms with the depth of these challenges; visioning our sustainable community;
DAY 2: Be the Change: Creating change brainstorm: one planet living plan; social innovation for sustainability; sharing ideas in locations around Australia, inspiring local change stories; action planning to achieve vision;
DAY 3: Begin it Now: Youth-led Community Forum for government and local businesses, parents, teachers, principals and the public- designed and run by youth.

 To register please click here or phone Anthony Nicholson 02 6022 9703  email anicholson@wodonga.vic.gov.au