November 2018

Illawarra Greens Events - NOVEMBER

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm on Sunday 4th November (first Sunday of the month) at Fairy Meadow.
For more details contact Illawarra Greens convenor Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

Vote Green #1 Jamie Dixon - Wollongong Council Ward 3 by-election
8am-6pm on Saturday 24th November 2018 - a polling booth near you!
The suburbs of Southern Wollongong will get to choose a new city councillor, after the Labor City Councilor left the area. Get in touch here if you'd like to help on polling day, and check out the Greens candidate Jamie Dixon:
or phone: 0403 402 114

Greens Bushwalking Club: Tallawarra Point
Saturday 10th November 2018, 11am-2pm at Tallawarra Point
Meet: Exact meeting spot available on RSVP to
A beautiful and scenic walk around the wetlands with plenty of birdlife and interesting plants on display. The site is also near the Tallawarra Power Station and the nearby proposed development site.
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Illawarra Community Events - NOVEMBER

Drop in on 'Kids Off Nauru' Pop-Up Art Project!
Anytime between 1pm-5pm Thurs 1 November outside Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)
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Wollongong rally for refugees: #kidsoffnauru
Saturday 3 November, 1-3pm at Wollongong Town Hall
Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi will be leading off the rally starting Wollongong Town Hall organised by the Refugee Action Collective Illawarra. Then we'll through Wollongong, past the offices of ALP representative Sharon Bird and Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells to show both the major parties that people in Wollongong reject their anti-refugee agenda.
Frogs and Frog ID Week
Friday 9 November 2018, 6-7pm at Shellharbour City Library
Meet one of the country's leading frog experts, Dr Jodi Rowley, and celebrate the launch of the first national FrogID week. Learn about frogs living in the Illawarra, discover how to get involved in counting frogs, and how to use the FrogID app. Children aged over 8 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
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Landcare Illawarra's Biodiversity Bus tour
Saturday 10th November at 8.30am- 5pm
Visiting 3 restoration sites to celebrate the amazing work undertaken by small dedicated groups of people.
Book tickets:
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"Rubber Jellyfish" Film Screening
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 6.30pm-8pm at Events Cinema, Shellharbour
We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different?
Rubber Jellyfish is a feature-length documentary that explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings. Presented by Oceans in Focus and The 'Two week red bin challenge'.
"SDG Snorkel"
Thursday 15th November, 9.30am-12noon at Shellharbour Civic Centre, 76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour
Healthy Cities Illawarra are hosting a free workshop to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are mapped with your organisations existing activities and plans.  Learn from organisations who have already begun SDG mapping and share in a local conversation about global issues.
"Methane Emissions - Myths and Realities" Talk
Thursday 15th November, 6:30 refreshments, 7pm presentation at ITAMS Building (233-G01), UoW Innovation Campus
CSIRO researcher Dr Brendan Halliburton will discuss fugitive emissions from LNG pipelines at Renew Illawarra's (formerly ATA Wollongong Branch) monthly talk. All welcome - attendance is free. $2 donations to cover refreshments.
South Coast Labor Council Dinner
Thursday 15 November, 6:30pm – 11pm at Villa D’oro Function Centre, 39/41 Flinders St, Wollongong
Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the SCLC and 80th anniversary of the Dalfram "Pig Iron Bob" Strike where maritime workers and our community took a stand against international fascism and the arming of imperial Japan. 
"Border Politics" Film Screening
Saturday, 17 November 2018, 4pm-6.30pm at Gala Cinema, 204 Cowper Street, Warrawong
The Refugee Action Collective Illawarra brings you this film following the human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies. Stick around after the credits for a special Q&A with Julian Burnside! Tickets · $18:
Talking Landcare: Stuttering frogs and AGM
Thursday 22 November 2018 5:30pm-8pm at Ribbonwood Centre Laurel Room
Ecologist Garry Daly will share the progress on the re-introduction of stuttering frogs into Riversdale, Bengalee Creek and Tapitallee Creek. 
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The Coal Truth: In Conversation
Sunday 25th November, 12-1pm at the Wollongong Art Gallery, corner of Burelli St and Kembla St, Wollongong.
The CEO of Greenpeace, David Ritter, is speaking about the effect of the Adani Mines in Queensland and climate change.  
Tickets $15 per event - or get a festival ticket (Saturday Pass: $40, Sunday Pass: $45, Whole Weekend Pass: $60 program). Wollongong Writers Festival have free tickets to people experiencing financial hardship and books to give away to the audience.