16 May 2013
The Conservation Council of SA is located at:
Level 1, 157 Franklin St, Adelaide
Phone: (08) 8223 5155
Fax: (08) 8232 4782
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2. Grants and Awards
3. Submissions Due
1.1 TO SUB-LET: Office Space at Conservation Council of South Australia
The Conservation Council of South Australia (CCSA) has office space to sub-let within its first floor office at 157 Franklin Street, Adelaide. These spaces, which are available now, would be ideally suited to an environment or community group.
Spaces can be combined or separated if desired.
The first space includes one enclosed office of 13 square metres and an adjacent unenclosed reception area of 9 square metres. The reception area could be enclosed at the lessee's expense. These are south-facing offices with large windows. Two people can easily occupy the enclosed office. Terms of rent are $12,000 pa + GST paid quarterly.
The second space is a north-facing office of 13 square metres, again easily occupied by two people. The CCSA can supply the space unfurnished or with one desk, chair and filing cabinet if desired. Terms of rent are $6,000 pa + GST paid quarterly.
All spaces are air-conditioned and inclusive of all outgoings, rates and taxes and utilities, including weekly cleaning. The office has a fully monitored security system.
The lessee must have current Contents and Public Liability insurance.
You will have shared use of amenities with CCSA staff. These amenities include a meeting room and a lunch room. Please note there is no lift to the first floor.
There are telephone and data outlets ready to be connected. The cost of separate telephone lines will be at the cost of the lessee. However, extra lines can be added to the CCSA system for around $24/ month and added to the quarterly rental.
On-site car parking can be negotiated separately with the building owner if spaces are available.
1.2 National Volunteer Week 13 - 19 May 2013
This is the week to celebrate volunteers and the valuable contribution they make to so many areas of society. Over 5 million Australians volunteer, without these individuals giving their time and expertise many organisations would be unable to function, including the Conservation Council of South Australia and many of our member organisations.
During National Volunteer Week 13 - 19 May we celebrate our volunteers.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers past and present. Without their time, expertise and hard work CCSA would not have had the opportunity to make so many contributions to the environment.
1.4 Reef Watch Quiz Night
A night of enjoyment, merriment, fiction and fact for the marine community.
There will be something for everyone - loads of fantastic prizes and games
Friday 20 September 7.00 for 7.30pm start to 10.30pm
Goodwood Community Centre
Cost is $15 ($10 concession) - pay on the night
BYO food and drinks
Include table name, captain and contact details (limit of 8 people per table)
1 Grants and Awards
2.2 Funding Centre - Australia's Best Grants and Fundraising Hub
2.3 Heritage Agreement Grants Now Open
The NVC Heritage Agreement Grants Scheme is an opportunity for landholders to receive financial assistance to implement ecological on-ground work projects that benefit the native vegetation in their Heritage Agreement areas. All eligible landholders are encouraged to make a submission.
Applications close 5pm Friday 31 May Further information
2.4 World Environment Day Celebration - Quiet Green Achievers
Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre would like to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region.
2.5 Beverage Container Recycling Grants 2013
Applications are now open for a community grant of up to $10,000 for local projects that will help increase the recycling of beverage containers. The Keep Australia Beautiful grants, funded by Coca-Cola, are open to community groups, local associations, small to medium enterprises and local councils for projects that will result in a measurable increase in beverage container recycling in local communities.
Applications close Friday 14 June
2.6 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2013
Categories include: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Climate Change
Closing date 1 July 2013
2.7 Civic Trust Awards and Brickbats
The 2013 Civic Trust Awards and Brickbats program, including Risks and Opportunities, is now open. Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 31 July
Further information for Support Programs and Grants
2.9 Community Grants website is showing available community grants
2.10 Australian Charity Guide
An invaluable online resource that Australian individuals and businesses use every day to search for and connect with charities. Keep up to date through their Website
Draft for Public Consultation
Comments by 20 May
3.2 An Affordable Place to Live Have your say- share your ideas for SA's future
Closes by Friday 24 May
Register and comment to be in the running for a prize
3.3 Caps and Target Review Climate Change Authority
Submissions to be lodged online by 30 May
3.4 Brighton and Hove Development Plan Amendment
Submissions due by 27 June
3.5 City of Holdfast Better Development Plan Conversion Development Plan Amendment Have Your Say
Submissions due by Thursday 4 July
A strategy for establishing a system of protected areas in South Australia
3.8 Container Deposit Scheme - Environment Protection Authority/Zero Waste SA
CDL Awareness & Support Research Report September 2012
Release and accompanying Offsets assessment guide
To download our previous submissions go to: Conservation Council of SA submissions
4.2 The Theme for National Volunteer's Week 2013 is Thanks A Million
To make this week a great success we need your help to spread the word.
We will be asking you to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages and post your own messages of thanks. These can be in the form of pictures (you can download some fun signs from our website to use in your photos), videos and stories. If you know a volunteer, or a volunteer team who deserves recognition, we'd love to hear from you.
Download posters and other promotional items
Further information and registration or Ph 8221 7177
4.3 Come Walk the Walk!
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some outstanding environmental projects, learn from each other and celebrate achievements.
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board invites all environmental volunteers and rural landholders to come along to one of the following 'Walk and Talk' days.
Discover the natural world of the Barossa Bushgardens!
Hosted by Gawler Regional NRC and Barossa Bushgardens volunteers
Sunday 19 May 10.00am - 2.30pm
Barossa Bushgardens, Nuriootpa
Catered lunch at the Bushgardens
Discover the jewels of Cape Jervis!
Meet Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group, COOTS group in action, Hooded Plover Recovery and Marine Debris Survey volunteers and others experts.
Saturday 25 May 9.30am for 10.00am walk to Fishery Beach
Cape Jervis Community Club,
Delicious lunch at Cape Jervis Community Club
Behind the scenes at Cleland Wildlife Park!
Hosted by the staff and volunteers of Cleland with their inside stories of the Wildlife Park.
Sunday 26 May 10.00am - 2.00pm
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gourmet BBQ at the park
(Indicate dietary requirements when registering for any of the above)
4.4 NatureMaps Training
Presented by Tony Randall, Goolwa to Wellington LAP
Learn how to use the ever popular GIS software with NatureMaps
Wednesday 22 May 3.00 - 7.30pm supper provided
Computer Room Strathalbyn High School
4.5 Sustainable Communities Public Meeting and AGM
Come along to hear Stephen Yarwood, Lord Mayor of Adelaide City Council, who will speak about Smart Move
Thursday 23 May
7.15pm - Annual General Meeting of Sustainable Communities SA
8.00pm - public meeting
All Souls Church Hall, 43 Third Avenue, St Peters
4.6 The Save Our Gulf Coalition Art Exhibition
40 plus artist exhibiting
23 May - 9 June Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12 - 4pm
Official opening - Friday 24 June 6pm with speakers:
Chris Warren, documentary maker and Ian Dyson, coastal and environmental geologist
Noarlunga Arts Centre
Gawler Street Port Noarlunga
Further information or ph 8326 5577
4.7 March Against Monsanto
A gathering has been organised for people concerned about the health impacts of Genetically Manipulated Organisms on our farms and in our food
Saturday 25 May 11am on the steps of Parliament House Adelaide
4.8 Talking Heads - Milang Snipe Sanctuary Wetland
Tuesday 28 May 4 - 6pm
Lakes Hub Milang 2/10 Daranda Terrace Milang
Chat with DEWNR, Alexandrina Council and Lakes Hub staff and local residents about the sanctuary and the management of this special wetland
4.9 The Don Dunstan Foundation Presents
Ms Olga Havnen to deliver the annual Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration
Healing the Fault Lines: uniting politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs for improved outcomes in Aboriginal Health
Tuesday 28 May at 7.00pm
Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide
4.10 NIMBY Psychology Public Lecture
You are cordially invited to a free public lecture by Wendy Sarkissian on NIMBY psychology and proposed higher density housing
Wednesday 29 May 5.30 for 6.00pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West campus
Hawke Building level 3, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide
4.11 Walks with Nature - Belair National Park
Free guided walks in beautiful Belair National Park
Sunday 2 June 9am and 10am
Ever wanted to learn more about the native wildlife and plants you see? Join walk leaders from Nature Conservation Society of SA for a three hour easy hike. BBQ lunch and free park entry provided.
Registration or Ph Gabrielle on 0401 969 646
4.12 Volunteers Day 2013
To celebrate the contribution all volunteers make to our state, the Hon Tony Piccolo MP, Minister for Volunteers, invites you to join other South Australian volunteers at the 2013 Volunteers Day event.
Monday 10 June Door open 1.00pm for official proceedings 1.30 - 3.30pm
Adelaide Festival Theatre
Limited parking Torrens Parade Ground from 11.00am
4.13 ANCIUCN - Australian National Committee of IUCN
Science Informing Policy Symposium
True Blue: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for Australia's Marine Environment
Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 June 9am - 5pm
Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo
Further information Available over the next few weeks
4.14 Bolivar Treatment Works Tour
Wastewater is part of our everyday lives. When we flush, shower or pull the plug we are contributing to more than 250 million litres of wastewater that arrives at one of Adelaide's wastewater treatment plants every day.
This tour looks at what happens to all that water when you flush!
The tour needs 30 people to make it viable so early bookings are essential to its success - Monday 24 June 9.00am - 3.00pm
Bus leaves from, and returns to, the Willunga Centre.
4.15 National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
2013 National Adaptation Conference commences 25 June in Sydney
4.16 15th National Conference on Volunteering - Lead, Partner, Build, Sustain
4 - 6 September Adelaide
Further information and registration - register now for early bird prices
4.17 2013 Expedition - Hiltaba
Scientific Expedition Group Expedition for 2013 will be to Hiltaba , which is Nature Foundation SA new conservation property on northern Eyre Peninsula near Lakes Everard and Acraman. Fauna surveys have been completed.
Flora survey from 25 August to 7 September
Applications are open. Accommodation will be available in Shearer's quarters or camping among shady Casuarinas. Costs are not yet set but will be minimal.
4.18 Brookfield Conservation Park Wildlife Surveys
These Scientific Research Projects are conducted by Conservation Volunteers
Through to November
Further information from CVA or Ph 1800 032 501
4.19 Bush for Life Workshops and Seedling Orders
Trees for Life for locations and dates - to November
4.20 Victor Harbor Little Penguins Face Extinction Information and fundraising
4.21 Timely Reminder About Free TV and Computer Recycling Services
A new book about opportunities to improve service delivery, infrastructure, policies and management of water resources.
4.24 Advocating Environmental Sustainability and Ethics in Business
A book by Omer Soker, The Trust Future will improve ethical conduct, and advocate environmental conservation and sustainability among organisations
4.25 School-Community Involvement
A handbook for educators and the community UNESCO for further information
4.26 Green Lane Diary Environmental Education Program Outreach
A simple, innovative and exciting way to integrate sustainability and citizenship into your teaching. Further information and registration
4.27 Wanted Seed Collectors
Kersbrook Landcare for further information or Ph 0430 018 007
4.28 GM Foods Safe Beyond Reasonable Doubt?
Sign the Protect Our Food Petition Please share this action with your friends, family, colleagues and all others who care about the safety of our food!
4.29 Cuttlefish Country
Further information, comments, petition and videos
4.31 UpRiver: Untold Stories Of The Franklin River Activists
A book of national interest by Alice Hungerford. Further information
Making it easier for people to locate and volunteer for community groups and services within their local area - further information ph 02 9519 8766
4.38 Earthwise Harmony - Join Environmental/Sustainability Volunteer Groups
4.41 Natural Resource Centres for Workshops, Events and Recycling Deposits
(For depositing items such as batteries, phones, compact fluoros and some e-waste).
1 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit
8 Adelaide Road, Gawler South
132 Melrose Street, Mt Pleasant
18 High Street, Willunga
3/50 Main Street, Normanville
4.42 ZeroWaste SA Website
For comprehensive information, in particular, fact sheets to learn more about:
General recycling, compost, e-waste, food waste,
5.1 NRM Boards for further information, newsletters and meetings - members of the public are welcome as observers
5.2 Review of EP NRM Plan - initial survey closes 7 June
5.3 Nominate by June 30 for the 2013 State and Territory Landcare Awards
5.4 Call for Coastal Community Projects from the EP Community
Further information or Ph 8682 7532
5.5 Visit the NatureLinks website to connect with environmental NGOs and community groups running conservation projects across the state.
5.6 Further Grants Refer Section 2
5.7 Further Submissions Due - Refer Section 3
Information sessions are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm and 6pm
Better Earth Works Program information sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 - 11.30 am
6.3 Eco-action Kangaroo Island Events and information
6.4 Ecofaith worshipping community:
Sundays 10am at Scots Uniting Church Adelaide Phone: 8223 1505
6.5 Friends of the Earth Adelaide Reclaim the Food Chain
If you're passionate about eating and want to see a more just and sustainable food system in SA, come along to the fortnightly meetings.
6.7 Lower Lakes & Coorong Updates and Information
6.11 Nature Conservation Society of SA for activities, projects and publications
6.12 Permaculture Association of SA meets on the third Thursday of each month
Anyone interested in permaculture/sustainability is welcome to attend. . People are encouraged to bring their own food to share at these meetings.
6.14 Raw Life Picnic First Sunday of each month 2pm - 5pm
6.16 Urban Ecology Australia Christie Walk Public Tours
6.17 Vegetarian Society SA Southern Monthly Social Get-together
6.18 The Wilderness Society SA SA Wilderness Action Group (SWAG)
Meetings are held 6 pm on the first and third Monday nights of every month, in the campaign centre. Active supporters of our campaigns get together to discuss all the latest campaign news, share ideas and plan future actions. For the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, embrace your creative side, and help revolutionise nature conservation in South Australia, please join us!
Member Group websites of Conservation Council of SA
Better Hearts Travelling Smart
Caring for our Coastal Waters
Is Electricity making You Sick?
EnviroCentre CO2 News
Greenfinder Green Business Directory
icare Communities Event Calendar
KESAB Keep South Australia Beautiful
Native Orchid Society South Australia
Animals & Resource Kits
New International e-news
Our Community Matters - capacity-building for community groups/schools
Park Lands Preservation (Adelaide)
Radiation Protection Society (Australia)
Reefwatch - CCSA marine program
Zero Waste SA Recycle Right
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