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October 2018 events

Illawarra Greens Events - OCTOBER

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm on Sunday 7th October (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.

Meet Jamie Dixon Ward 3 candidate for Wollongong Byelection
6pm-9pm on Thursday 11th October at Port Kembla Community Centre
See facebook event here

Illawarra Community Events  OCTOBER

11am - 1pm on Wed 10th October UOW Duck Pond lawn
Staff, students and supporters will be gathering for a 2 hour stop work event to highlight the need for secure work.
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Living the Change
10.30am-2pm on Sunday 14th October at Govinda Valley Retreat, 51 Lady Carrington Rd, Otford
Sustainablility  project tours, interfaith music music, bird box making, vegan lunch and more to walk on the earth more gently.
Lunch is by donation but please RSVP for catering purpose to Wendy on 0412614684 or [email protected].
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No Waste Workshops
Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th October, 12.30-1.30pm at White Cedars Courtyard, UoW main campus
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Ride to Uni Day
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 8am-10am at UoW Library, main campus
Celebrate Global Climate Challenge Week by joining the Ride to Work free breakfast. Plus there is a Bike Maintenance workshop taking place from 12:30 on the Duckpond Lawn.

Unishop Book Swap
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10am-2pm
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Sustainability Festival
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 12noon-2pm at Duckpond Lawn, UoW main campus
Global Climate Challenge Week event with sustainable tech demos, free workshops, compered by the amazing Plastic Bag Man with live performances by Ecopella and Cabbage Tree Combo.
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Climate Change - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Wednesday 17th October, 6.15pm at ITAMS Building (233-G01), UoW Innovation Campus, off Squires Way, North Wollongong.
Biologist Prof. Lesley Hughes will discuss and answer questions on what the latest Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change report means for our future. 
Suggested donation $2/each for snacks, tea and coffee.
RSVP for catering: [email protected]

Flame House Sustainable Design Tour
Thursday 18 October 2018 11.30am-1.30pm at Innovation Campus
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Illawarra Clean Beach Festival
Saturday 20th October, 9am-11am  at North Beach Wollongong
The annual Surfrider beach clean during GromFest junior surf tag team event with a free sausage & vege sizzle and displays.

Australia Needs A Pay Rise Rally
Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12pm-1pm at Wollongong Mall

Full Day Strike at UOW
Tuesday 23 October at the University of Wollongong, union picket at 8am Eastern Gate near footbridge, Wollongong Campus.
UOW staff are striking for fair Pay, Secure Work & Respect. After 10am we travel to Wollongong City Mall for the 12pm Change The Rules rally.

Reclaim the Night
Thursday 25th October, 6pm-7.30pm - in Wollongong CBD
Meet at 6pm on the grass near the IPAC centre in Burelli Street, then march up to the amphitheatre in the Mall for the event.

Talking Landcare - Save our Species
Thursday 25th October, 6pm at Shellharbour Civic Centre
Dr Katharine Brown, a soil scientist from South East Local Land Services and Simon Tedder from The Office of Environment and Heritage who will be discussing some of the Saving our Species projects in the local area. Light meal provided by Red Kitchen.

Multicultural Feast For Farmers
Sunday 28th October, 6.30pm-10.30pm at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
The Multicultural Communities Council of the Illawarra is hosting a fundraising dinner with proceeds to Australia Red Cross Drought Relief (NSW). The buffet meal is $55per person, BYO. Guests are encouraged to wear traditional costume/dress. RSVP by 19  October.
Enquiries: phone MCCI on 4229 7566 or email [email protected] 

Illawarra Community Events - EVERY MONTH

She'll Be Right 
7pm on the first Friday of the month at the Food Truck Servo, Port Kembla.
Another fun, femme night of music, storytelling, and much laughter.
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Boomerang Bags Illawarra Sewing Bee
Every Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm at Flourish Australia, 3 Station Street Wollongong.

Days for Girls Sewing Bee
5pm-8pm on third Tuesday of the month at Port Kembla Community Centre
Monthly Sewing Bee sewing menstrual kits on the third Tuesday of the month. All welcome. Non-Sewers too!

SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on fourth Tuesday of the month at The Little Prince, Globe Lane, Wollongong
A fundraiser to support refugees entrants to build a sense of belonging and navigate the practical and personal challenges of starting a new life in Wollongong.
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Events Beyond the Illawarra  OCTOBER

Why is coal mining allowed in Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment?
Saturday 20th October 2018, 3-5pm at Berrima Village Town Hall
Battle for Berrima are hosting a community forum on coal mining in the Sydney drinking water catchment. This 'Q&A" event will feature NSW Greens Mining Spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham, Cabinet Minister and Goulburn MP Pru Goward as well as Shadow Minister for Resources Adam Searle.
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Why island nations' isolation on climate change threat must end
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 6-7.30pm in the Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium,  John Hopkins Drive, The Uni of Sydney
Presentation by Anote Tong, the former president of Kiribati. Tong will discuss his climate change advocacy, the role of wealthy industrialised nations such as Australia in climate action and the need for global recognition of the threat that climate change presents for Kiribati and other vulnerable Pacific Island nations.
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