Thursday, 20 October 2011

22 October 2011 | SOCIAL & TALK by Dr Fidelis Allen on the Niger Delta | Durban Branch of WESSA:KZN

THE Durban Branch of WESSA:KZN
Function: Social • Short Video & Talk • Discussion
Topic: Focusing on environmental priorities, exploring ideas, putting in place plans to inspire action!

Join us at a meeting of new and existing members, friends, volunteers, allied organisations … in fact anyone who is concerned about the environment and would like to be involved in helping to make a difference! We hope to discuss education and community action in order to tackle climate change and protect our local environment. If you are aware of specific problems in your neighbourhood, or have ideas for projects and initiatives that could be undertaken at a community level, we would love to hear about them! To save time, we are happy to accept suggestions beforehand. These can be sent to the e-mail below. We also want to discuss portfolios, and forming a youth sub-committee.

Saturday, 22 October 2011
14h00 to 17h00-ish
WESSA offices, 100 Brand Road, Glenwood
Cnr. Brand & Helen Joseph (Opp. Davenport Centre)
RSVP: Jenny 031 201 3126 Ext 6

·         Registration and refreshments: 14h00 – 14h30
·         Short video screening: 14h30 – 14h45
·         Talk by Dr Fidelis Allen & Discussion: 14h45 – 15h30
Pollution and climate change in the Niger Delta, common issues that affect different parts of Africa, and his perspective on what is different about the local environment.
·         Meeting: 15h30 – 17h00
— Questions
— Discussion and ideas around possible events, projects and campaigns: E.g. Us and COP17 / Transition Culture / / We’re not buying it! / Circles of Simplicity / Adopt-a-Spot / Swop Shop / Special Public Awareness Days / Cycling & Walking Groups / Community Market Days / Socials & workshops: ‘Green Drinks’ / ‘Open Mic.’ music & poetry / Movie screenings, talks & discussions / ‘Greening your Cleaning’ / Veggie Braais & Vegetarian cooking / Practicing the 3 Rs
— Portfolios & Youth Committee