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Photo above:  Denmark Wetlands Centre
(Photo by Anala Linckens)

Koora, koora, yeyi, kalyakool noongar. Moort boodjera-k-ngat djinanginy. Ngulak Ngaank Nidja Budjar. (Long long ago, now and forever Noongar looking after the land.)

Gondwana Connections Art Exhibition Opens In Walpole Promoting Cultural Reconciliation and Conservation

 
A powerful art exhibition of giant paintings and a range of landscape photographs linking to South Coast environmental and cultural programs has opened at the Walpole CRC. They aim to promote the work of Gondwana Link, a landscape conservation program (www.gondwanalink.org)
 
The principal artists represented in the exhibition include Noongar cultural leader  Joey Williams,   Nikki Green, Janine McCrum, Robyn Lees, Helmie van Melle, Christine Harrison, Rosemary Turle, Jacqui Gale and Karlee Bertola as well a range of photographers. Key support has come from Poornarti Aboriginal Tours, Eugene and Errol Eades, Friends of Nowanup, the City of Albany’s Vancouver Art Centre, the Walpole CRC and Gondwana Link.

This project has been supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.   Support for the eco art camps in 2016 and 2017 was provided through Community Arts Network WA.
 
For more stunning viewing and story of giant paintings mapping special country check out the short film on you tube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV0wNEiUs3I

For further information contact ring Basil Schur at Green Skills Denmark on 98483310 
 

Photos above at Porongurup Eco Art Weekend
Photos by: Basil Schur

 

Green Skills holds Porongurup Eco Art Weekend
 

Between the 9th and 11th February 2018, Green Skills  held a "Seeing Like an Eagle" eco art and photographic weekend at the Porongurup in conjunction with the Friends of The Porongurup group.

The weekend had input from artist Nikki Green (nikkigreen.com.au) and environmentalist Basil Schur and had a focus on the Ranges Link which forms part of the Gondwana Link. Outings were held to the Twin Creeks Conservation Reserve,  Lake Kaimerndyip and Castel Rock in the National Park
 

Designer Donna Chapman will use photos of these art creations  InDesign as overlays on a aerial  photograph  of the scenic country between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges. The aim is to create  a visually striking billboard size artwork that will help promote the eco-restoration work of Gondwana Link and local groups.
 

This weekend workshop is linked to the Green Skills’  South Coast Festival  of Birds and Gondwana Wetland projects, supported by funding from  Lotterywest and the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.




COMING UP...

LOTS of great events over the next couple of months. 

 
Check out the event websites for updated details and new surprises. Keep an eye out for the FESTIVALS FOCUS newsletter in a couple of weeks.


South Coast Festival of Birds
Events will take place in Albany and other South Coast locations and include:  Bird outings and walks, talks, photography, field trips, workshops and the Sunsmart Albany Kite Fiesta. Check out the website for program details.  www.birdfestival.greenskills.org.au
For more information contact bschur@greenskills.org.au





LATEST NEWS & UPDATES




 
Recent BLOG POSTS

greenskills.org.au/blog
Beeswax Wraps - The Recipe

Thank you Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre for hosting our MYO Beeswax Wraps Workshop last week – a great start to 2018 for this fun and friendly group!

For those participants who have been asking, here it is:

THE BEESWAX WRAP RECIPE.... READMORE

If you're living in or around Perth and are interested in handy Sustainable Lifestyle courses and workshops contact Green Skills Murdoch for more information READ MORE 
 

Summer is Tree Watering Season for Green Skills’ Ecojobs


It’s February – hot and dry here in Perth. Our Ecojobs team has been working hard through the summer season spreading mulch, hand weeding, herbicide spraying and maintaining reserves.

Tree watering is vital in this period for newly planted trees and seedlings. Ecojobs Supervisor Ben is pictured in our tree watering truck, giving a newly planted street tree a good soak.

Do your seedlings need watering?

Contact Ecojobs Environmental Personnel – 9360 6667 or ecojobs@greenskills.org.au
 

 

Terracycle in Albany

Green Skills Albany has been participating in the http://www.terracycle.com.au/ program since early 2017.

In the last year, we’ve diverted over 25 kilos of waste from landfill. The items are posted to Sydney, where all parts of the materials are recovered for composting, recycling or upcycling.

Our Albany office is currently a drop-off point for six distinct waste streams.

Keep it coming.

Help The Hoodie - Field Trip 

On Wednesday 14th February 2018 , Green Skills and Gillamii Centre held a “Help The Hoodie” field trip around salt lakes on farms in the Cranbrook area.

The field trip commenced at the Bob’s Lake Bird hide, on the Lehmann farm,  north east of Cranbrook and visited 4 lakes  on farms. 

The event provided a focus on this special bird and how conserving foreshores of local lakes will benefit the Hooded Plover, a species at risk of becoming endangered. Green Skills working with the Gillamii Centre, is keen to provide ongoing assistance for farmers to fence off their salt lakes and control feral predators, such as foxes. in 2018 three local farming familties ( the Lehmann, Pech and Bradshaw families) will be undertaking salt lake foreshore fencing programs supported through landcare grants.

 

This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program, supported by Royalties for Regions. The event is part of Green Skills’ wetland conservation activities and has also been supported through local farming families and is  part of the South Coast Festival of Birds, supported by Lotterywest ( see https://birdfestival.greenskills.org.au/ ) .

The Gillamii Centre is supported by the Shire of Cranbrook.   



GREENSKILLS YOUTUBE Links 
 
 
Giving Back To Country; The special place of  Chingarrup and Corackerup in Gondwana Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjC2QZKCjeY
 
Lake Muir  - Unicup Wetlands

Gondwana Link's Hidden Treasure in WA's Southern Forests
https://youtu.be/qZcDcaqNWug
 

Gondwana Link- Connecting Our Heritage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrIguLdEIwY
 
Gondwana Panorama Community Arts Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrV-6MVJQo
 
Eco-Art in Denmark WA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF49Fcjcr64&feature=youtu.be
 
Gondwana Connections Art Exhibition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV0wNEiUs3I
 

Reconnecting Country- Lynne and Ken Tinley’s art piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3OlLWkgMOYBasil
 

Sustainable Living Fair & Expo 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rLV0nR3gE4
 

TERRACYCLE PROGRAM -
The Details



Green Skills Albany is a drop-off point for a nationwide recycling program?

Terracycle turns hard-to-recycle waste into durable products such as park benches. Cool huh!

Green Skills Albany accepts the following TerraCycle waste streams:
  • Australia Post mailing satchels,
  • Nescafe coffee pods,
  • Oral care products (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss),
  • Hair and skin care or cosmetic product containers.

All containers need to be empty, no need to clean them.

Drop off to Green Skills at 38 Graham Street, Albany during weekdays 9-3pm.

Want more info? Check out TERRACYCLE.com.au


 
 
Green Skills is a driver of change
toward more sustainable communities.
 
Sustainable communities are where all people experience and contribute to the principles of biodiversity and ecological integrity; equity,  human rights and the rights of the environment; long-term economic health and personal wellbeing.

 
Would you like to be a member of
Green Skills.
Please get in touch.

Contact
albany@greenskills.org.au

 


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TO OUR FRIENDS & SUPPORTERS 
 
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Green Skills Team
Murdoch | Albany |Denmark
Western Australia

 
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