Caring for the Environment in South Australia

I am a board member of the Wilderness Society of South Australia. It is running the campaign to keep the Great Australian Bight free of oil drilling, which is important for Indigenous rights; the protection of the environment and various species, including whales; and addressing climate change. I like being part of a national organisation that is focused on protecting the environment.

I am also an organiser of Rise Up Singing, an activist group that sings easy, catchy songs focused on climate change. We raise the energy and sense of connection at the events we attend, and build up people’s skills and knowledge about climate science and policy as we go. I helped set up the group because I think we need cultural action as part of seeking climate justice. We also need as much contradiction to people’s despair as possible. We know that working together makes sense. We all have valuable skills. Lots of organisations would benefit from people whose skill is encouraging friendliness! Organisers and activists are longing for more active participants.

Mary Heath

Kaurna Land

Reprinted from the RC e-mail discussion list for leaders in the care of the environment

(Present Time 189, October 2017)

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