‘Not just polar bears. Climate change as a social justice issue’

The Institute was pleased to co-host the Evatt Foundation dinner at The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on October 17.
Guest speaker Professor Lesley Hughes, one of Australia’s foremost experts on climate change, provided a lucid reminder of issues related to climate change in the lead up to 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

View the speech transcript – “Not Just Polar Bears – Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue”

Invitation: Report on evaluation of ‘Fire Stories’.

‘Fire Stories – a lesson in time.’

How effective was this film in bushfire risk communication?

Invitation to report on Fire Stories evaluation (1)


Promoting GBM World Heritage

Journal article: Promoting the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area: environmental presentation within tourist brochures


Rescheduled: H.V. Evatt Memorial Dinner 2015

‘Not just polar bears. Climate change as a social justice issue’.

Guest Speaker: Lesley Hughes Master of Ceremonies: Trish Doyle, M.P.

Event invite

Date: 17 October 2015

Place: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St, Katoomba

Time: 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.

Cost: $80 (includes dinner)

Evatt dinner booking form[4]

RSVP: sarah.shrubb@gmail.com orphone: 4784 3064 or 0418 649 497

Low Carbon Tourism

Valuing Community Participation

Exploring environmental issues through an enviro-cultural schools program and working collaboratively with communities in artistic cultural expression.

Community cultural development and Earth Journeys:

Valuing Community Participation

Dingo Cam

What we know is that dingoes play a very important role in protecting native species from foxes and cats in the desert. We expect the situation could be similar in the forests of the GBMWHA. Thus, we need to invest more time and energy into learning about dingoes and dingo ecology.

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Long term volunteer – 2 days per week

Ideally based in the Upper Mountains (resident). Own transport, own laptop and mobile. Pre-approved out of pocket expenses are reimbursable.

Background in environmental/social science. Interest in the vision and mission of BMWHI. Knowledge of the Blue Mountains local community and GBM system desirable. Willingness to be hands on.

Able to commit to a Read more

Fire Stories II

Support to Research Manager in managing the project

Oversee supply of Fire Stories DVDs to selected bookshop outlets in the Mountains

Support Project Review Group when established

Support to community survey

Planning/logistics support to community rescreening of Fire Stories film and exchange with RFS

Bleichert Ropeway

Support to Research Manager in managing the project

Support Project Review Group – agendas and meeting notes

Briefing & Field survey support (June 11-13, 2014 tbc)

Support establishment and populating of database of historical material linked to inventory

Community event to close project (Scenic World – date to be determined)

Support to report preparation