Check out what's on across South Australia related to environment and sustainability. This calendar includes events hosted by Conservation SA, our member groups, and the wider community. You can submit an event by clicking 'Create and event'.

What's Coming Up Next At Conservation SA

Conservation SA Events

Community events can be submitted here.

Thu, Nov 23

Public forum: No More Bad Investments - Act One For A Safe Climate

Hosted by Margaret Hender


Join Conservation SA and cedamia's No More Bad Investments (NMBI) team to hear Ian Dunlop (former Chair Australian Coal Association), Philip Sutton (co-author of Climate Code Red), Peter Owen (Director, Wilderness SA), Heather Smith (energy specialist), and MC Craig Wilkins (CE, Conservation SA) discuss climate risk and new model legislation to put a stop to new climate damaging projects in SA. 

See the Facebook event page here. Tickets $10 via Eventbrite.

Wed, Nov 29

Fundraising Forum: Major Gifts and Private Ancillary Funds

Hosted by Conservation Sa


In the current financial climate, it can be challenging to stay across the latest thinking on fundraising for your organisation, and — if you're a donor — to know where to best place your funds.

This session will give you insights into the world of major donors, major gifts and Private Ancillary Funds from two of Australia's top philanthropy experts.

This event is offered free for member groups or via a donation for non-members.

Presentation: Major Gifts with Erica Myers-Tattersall 
'We just need someone with lots of money to write us a big cheque! Or, How to win the hearts and minds of major donors'

Erica Myers-Tattersall from Xponential Fundraising will take you through the motivations behind those who make sizeable and significant donations to their favourite charities and not-for-profits, why they give, who they give to and how you can access those funds. She will also provide some practical advice on how to set up a major gift program for your organisation, enabling you to critically assess your organisation and the role of board in building a culture of philanthropy that is crucial in raising big dollars.

Presentation: Private Ancillary Funds with Andrew Bradley 
Finance expert Andrew Bradley offers unique insights into the establishment and management of charitable trusts, including Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs). Andrew will also provide key insights into some of the issues that families face when running their own PAFs.

Limited places are available, so RSVP now to reserve your place. Join us for a fascinating insight into these progressive areas of fundraising, and find out how you can make the most of them for your organisation.

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Sat, Dec 2

Don't Dump on SA RALLY

Hosted by Conservation Sa


Saturday Dec  2, 2017, 11 am
Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide, Kaurna Land.
Family friendly event, organised by community and supported by Conservation SA.


South Australia is a place of clever people, strong communities and unique landscapes. The Federal government wants to build a nuclear waste ‘facility’ in SA. Some of this nuclear waste is a hazard for hundreds of years and some for over ten thousand years.  Sites in Kimba on the Eyre Peninsular and a site near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges are being pursued.

We continue to say no to a nuclear waste dump in our state.

Join us on 2 December 2017 to send a clear message to our state and federal politicians.

Community Events

Community events are moderated by Conservation SA before publication.

Please allow up to three days for approval.

To hire a space at our home The Joinery click here

Thu, Nov 30

What does it mean to be human?

Hosted by Charles Brass

Humanity faces many crises: what is it about us humans that is worth preserving? Is it our history and social evolution that makes us “human”? Or could we replace ourselves with artificial intelligence, and still be “human”?

Join Dr Kirrilly Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, Central Queensland University and Dr Martin Luerssen, Co-founder Clevertar and Research Fellow, Flinders University in a fascinating conversation.

Non-members can book through the website ( where tickets are normally $55, but as a special offer for the first 20 bookings, if you enter FORESIGHT in the promotion code box you will be able to attend at the member rate of $20.

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Contact Conservation SA on (08) 8223 5155,, or at our offices at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

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