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Issue 40,
May 2019
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Read about local events, projects, workshops, grants and articles that have a sustainability or environmental flavour. We hope you enjoy it!

If you have events, articles, projects that you would like to share with the local community, contact environment@marion.sa.gov.au
 
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Tree Hollows, Nestboxes and the Wildlife That Relies on Them
Join James Smith from FauNature to learn all about tree hollows and the wildlife that live in them. Find out about why tree hollows are so important, how they form, who lives in them, threats to hollow dependant wildlife like possums and birds and what you can do. Includes a gentle guided walk around Oaklands Wetland to look at tree hollows and peek inside nestboxes.
Bookings are essential and places are limited.

When: 2-4pm, Saturday 1 June
Where: Oaklands Education Centre, Oaklands Wetland
Cost: Free
 

Recycling Tip - An Update from REDcycle's Facebook Page
To cling film or not to cling film, that is the question!  Some types of cling film are actually made of PVC and therefore cannot be REDcycled at the supermarket (some types are acceptable).
"Why then, did it used to be on the list?" you may ask...Well, once in the recovery system, it's actually impossible to distinguish between the types that are made of PVC from those that aren't. And with the increasing popularity of REDcycle, the amount of cling film/PVC being received has increased significantly. So we had to remove cling film from our list. Please leave it out.
 
The best option is to avoid cling wrap altogether. Visit the REDcycle website for further details on what is and isn't accepted.
 
Learn About Kaurna Language
Want to know more about Kaurna language and culture? Come along to this Common Thread session at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre to learn some basic Kaurna language and find out about the revival of the Kaurna language. You will learn key elements of Kaurna language including greetings, placenames, welcome and acknowledgements, as well as interesting words and expressions.
 
Reviving indigenous languages is an important part of the reconciliation process and you can take part in this by learning some Kaurna language. This is a great way of gaining a deeper understanding of the diversity and significance of the Kaurna history, identity and culture.
 
This presentation is part of Reconciliation Week and marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

When: Monday 3 June, 7-8:30pm
Where: Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga way, Bedford Park 
Cost: Free
 
World Environment Day Family Film Night - Plastic Alarm
Pack your 'nude food' picnic tea or nibbles and come along to this short film which will inspire your family to make decisions and take actions for a sustainable society and ecosystem.
 
Arlian Ecker (a.k.a Plastic Free Boy) has made a film about the problems and solutions of plastic pollution. Plastic Free Boy is on a mission to save kids' futures through education and empowerment by presenting his film 'Plastic Alarm'. The film will  be followed by a special live Skype Q&A session with Arlian himself!  Free popcorn for all attendees.
 
When: Wednesday 5 June, 6 - 7.30pm
Where: Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove  
Cost: Free
Bookings: via Eventbrite
 
Resilient Leaders 2-Day Training Course
Red Cross is running two free Resilient Leaders courses in the City of Marion in May and June.  These courses are designed for volunteers, leaders and active community members who want to develop their leadership skills and better support their community everyday, and during traumatic events. 

The workshops are interactive, including hands-on activities, networking opportunities, stories from the field and discussion time with leadership and emergency management experts. Participants will gain leadership and emergency management skills and knowledge. 

There will be a course on Wednesday 15th and 22nd of May at Glandore Community Centre followed by another course on Friday the 14th and 21st of June at Trott Park Community Centre. Bookings are essential.
 
Have Your Say on the Marion Business Plan

The City of Marion is undergoing exciting change. Council is presenting a clear plan for the future and welcomes your feedback. 

Have your say on t he  Draft 4-Year Business Plan 2019-2023 which  outlines projects and programs Council will deliver over the next 4 years. You can also comment on the Draft  Annual Business Plan 2019-2020 which  outlines the first year of the Draft 4-Year Business Plan, and details what services and projects will be delivered during the financial year.
 
To provide feedback please visit the Making Marion website before 17 May. 
 
Australian Ethical Community Grants

Grassroots organisations that contribute to environmental, animal welfare and humanitarian efforts can apply for the Australian Ethical Community Grants Program. Applications are open until 31 May and there are grants of $10,000 and $20,000 available. 

Visit the Australian Ethical website to find out more about eligibility and how to apply. 
 
We hope you found this information useful. We value your feedback and encourage you to get in contact with us.

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See you next month!
  

More workshops, events and courses!
 
Visit The Joinery website for a host of other exciting sustainability events. Based in Adelaide, The Joinery, is a hive of inspiring community activity.