Beyond the Burning – Screening & Discussion
Climate Society and Justice Task Group invite you to join us for a night of networking, information sharing and connecting around climate change. Connect with Wyndham people who care deeply about climate change and learn more about local groups and opportunities for climate action.
As part of the Wyndham Learning Festival 2021, we will be screening a touching short climate change documentary produced by Environmental Victoria called “Beyond the Burning”. The idea is to bring together our community to explore the tragedy of the 2019/20 summer fires and the community resilience that has followed in their wake.
The film screening is online, so everyone can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. We encourage you to enjoy the film and then delve into a discussion about what we’ve seen and learned, and how we can take action in our community.
John Forrester, River Keeper of the Werribee River Association will present us with some positive actions that are happening in our community to protect our rivers. WRA is the leading go-to non-profit waterway protector organization in the west of Melbourne. WRA has been active in major state and local government, water authority and local on-the ground initiatives which advocate for improved action on climate change. Their work has led contributions into the State Government’s Waterways of the West program, the 500,000 trees project and a current call for a more responsive Sustainable Water Strategy and have collaborated with Wyndham City in their climate change policies and strategies over a number of years.
Michele Abbott, a support member of Truganina Fire Brigade will present touching stories after 10 years of volunteering with CFA and how, with her brigade they have protected lives and properties.
After the screening, we will encourage you to discuss about what you’ve seen and learned, and how we can take positive actions in our own community. We would also love to hear your thoughts about other ways we could contribute to help to save lives and our planet.
In conjunction with Climate Society and CFA
ZOOM Meeting ID: 880 9779 6568