Standing up for Nature will provide a space for women in the Northern Rivers region to learn, connect and be inspired by other women working and volunteering in environmental causes. With a panel and breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to gain new skills and discover new ways to get involved.
After attending the Women in Environmental Leadership Australia program in 2017, Standing Up for Nature’s convenor, Maddy Rose Braddon, wanted to find a way to gather and connect with women in her local community.
“Putting Standing up for Nature together has been a hugely collaborative, inspiring experience,” she said.
“There are some fantastic women on the panel and presenting breakout sessions. It’s all about creating a place to feel inspired and leave filled with hope about different ways you can be involved in standing up for nature.”
Standing Up For Nature will feature a panel discussion facilitated by renowned deep ecologist Ruth Rosenhek.
Joining Ruth on the panel are five diverse and powerful women who have been standing up for nature in their own unique ways:
- Social change faciliator Annie Kia
- Councillor Vanessa Ekins
- Environmental lawyer Sue Higginson
- Ecologist Dr Kristin den Exter
- Botanist Nan Nicholson.
The panel will be followed by five workshops in a breakout style session: ‘Women in Landcare’; ‘Sustainable living – practical ways to reduce your impact’; ‘Building resilience in activists’; ‘Indigenous, cultural safety/ environment’ and ‘How to win campaigns’.
Standing Up For Nature will be held on 7 March 2018 as part of the 2018 Lismore Women’s Festival at the Lismore City Bowling Club, from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
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Standing Up For Nature is proudly supported by the Northern Rivers Science Hub as part of the year-round Science Walks /Science Talks program funded by Inspiring Australia.