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EcoEvents: October 2023

Welcome to this special edition of EcoUpdate highlighting a variety of events on this month and beyond. We hope there’s something for everyone!

You can check out walks, workshops and other regular activities on EcoNetwork’s Community Calendar. If you have a community event you’d like to include in our calendar, please complete our online form.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

Ewa Meyer

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Nobody cares about the environment

Thursday 12 October, 12pm-1pm online.

Do you feel like the lone voice when it comes to talking climate?
Do you see solutions when it appears others aren’t even looking?
Do your actions feel like they’ll never amount to meaningful change?
You are not alone. 

Join Jo Taranto from Good for the Hood, and enjoy an empowering conversation on how we can all communicate better to achieve broader systems change. Whether you’re an energy saver, a second-hand shopper, the local waste warrior, a nature lover – this webinar is for you!

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Littoral Rainforest Workshop Stoney Ridge Reserve

Saturday 14 October, 8:45am-12pm, Stoney Ridge Reserve, Soldiers Point.

The team from Trees in Newcastle will teach us about seed collection, rainforest plant & weed ID, as well as outline the ecological significance & threats to littoral rainforest, especially the patch here which is a critically endangered vegetation community.

We are aware that this workshop coincides with the Referendum 2023 voting date. Attendees may vote following the workshop, or pre-poll early voting is available daily in Nelson Bay and Raymond Terrace.

Reserve your spot

Clean&Cruise with Local Land Services and Clean4Shore

Friday 20 October 8:45am – 12:30pm, Tomago Boat Ramp.

Come for a cruise and help remove marine debris from the Hunter River catchment.

Join a team to help reduce harm to marine life – and humans – by removing plastic waste from the environment. This will help avoid the creation of new microplastics in our waterways. Take the opportunity to explore hard-to-get-to places of the Hunter tidal flats.

Book for this date and others

Staying cool and healthy at home in an El Niño summer

Sunday 22 October 4pm -6pm at The Hive in Hamilton.

With a predicted hot summer ahead and energy costs rising, Renew Hunter Region Branch is helping our community by hosting a presentation and information session featuring two sustainable living experts.

There are simple retrofits, appliance changes and behaviour adaptations that can make your home more comfortable and safe under prolonged heatwave conditions – for both owners and renters. Come along and join the Q&A session for all your burning questions. You could win a free energy efficiency consultation with one of our experts!


Bush Tucker Workshop

Saturday 21 October, 10am – 2pm, Ngioka Nursery, Nelson Bay.

Learn more about native plants and their uses, providing an introduction to
local native bush tucker, how to set up a bush tucker garden at home or for your
school. Try some native fruits, berries and herbs, and enjoy a bush tucker lunch.

These workshops are made possible through funding from Port Stephens Council.

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Pindimar Market Day 2023

Saturday October 28, 9am – 3pm, RFS Shed, Koree St, North Pindimar.

A fun-filled day for the whole family. Our Annual Market day is held at the Rural Fire Service grounds and surrounds. There will be RFS displays, BBQ all day, Red Cross cake stall, Thong Throwing, Home Brew Competition, Petting zoo, stalls and lots, lots more!

Organised by the wonderful Pindimar Bundabah Community Association.

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Sustainable Living Festival 2023

Hey that’s not a typo – and yes, it was the Sustainable Futures Festival last year!

Save the date – Saturday 4 November, 9am – 2pm at Medowie Social, Ferodale Road.

We have renamed, rebranded and relocated – adding 3 more ‘re’s to our 5 star festival for sustainability and waste management – rethink, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.

In collaboration with Homegrown Markets, we are planning a wonderful showcase of all that is sustainable in growing, building and understanding a better way to live.

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Come and Join us at TilliFest23 (also known as Tilligerry Festival) on Saturday 9 December 2023

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You can check out these events and more on EcoNetwork’s Community Calendar

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