The EcoArts Australis annual conference is an opportunity for you to network and communicate with others who using the arts in creative ways to foster environmental sustainability. Who should come Environmental educators, Local government staff from sustainability, environment, planning and cultural services, Natural resources management staff, People working in landcare, bushcare or environmental management, Artists, performers, dancers musicians involved in creating works that have environmental outcomes or themes, Environmental scientists interested in communicating their science in innovative ways, Environmental activists, People interested in developing projects that use the arts to further environmental sustainability
The place of the arts in working towards environmental sustainability
The arts in natural resources management to foster community resilience and communicate the message
The arts in environmental education
The arts in communicating about the environment
Creating empathy for the environment through the arts
Integrating the arts into environmental sustainability
The arts in fostering the eco-city
The arts in environmental activism
Also launching the new website of EcoArts Australis http://www.ecoartsaustralis.org.au/
For publications on the the arts and environmental sustainability see
David Curtis, EcoArtsAustralis.Inc
“Are you interested in links between people and the environment? Are you interested in broadening your networks outside of Australia, and meeting other like-minded people working on similar issues in different parts of the world? If you’re a practitioner, researcher, policy-maker, or ‘natural resource manager’ of any kind, then this conference might be for you! The conference will be held in Estes Park, Colorado, USA , June 4-8, 2013 and is organised around the theme ‘A Time for Integration’
recommend this conference. I attended last year’s event, and found it very rewarding for the diversity of people I met, the shared passion and interests, and overall friendliness. They are also particularly supportive of postgraduate students, and strongly encourage postgrads to attend. Plus, it’s located in the US Rocky Mountains so it will make for some amazing side-trips!”
James Patterson, PhD Candidate Uni of Queensland
More information about the symposium can be found here.
Call for Submissions: 15th April 2013 deadline
Key challenge: Mainstreaming River Restoration in Water Policies and Practices
The 5th European River Restoration Conference will reflect on the current policy implementation environment. This event will highlight what leading river restoration thinkers and practitioners have to offer to bring new thinking into achieving goals of restoring and managing Europe’s Rivers. We will show-case inspiring examples of river restoration, evaluate the implementation of existing policies and the realisation of new initiatives. If you are involved in managing rivers managers it will help you to implement policy. We will also discuss current state of the art thinking and approaches to practical river
restoration. The collaboration of the ECRR and RESTORE (EU LIFE+ project) and other conference partners will bring together the knowledge base and best practices within the EU that can best address these topics.
FEATURING Awarding of the International River Foundation’s 1st European River Prize
To find out more about the conference and how you can work with us to mainstream river restoration visit the conference website www.ERRC2013.eu.
In February 5th-8th the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) will be holding its 19th annual conference in Canberra. Human ecology has an interdisciplinary focus, bringing together biophysical and social sciences to address the complex problems faced by society. SHE is largely based in the US, however its international membership is growing. This is the first time their annual conference has been held in Australia and the organizing committee is excited to showcase human ecology ‘down under’.
The conference is hosted by the Fenner Schoool, Australian National University and will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Sustainability Science Asia. The conference theme, ‘Decisions that work: linking sustainability, environmental responsibility and human well-being’ reflects the interdisciplinary breadth of SHE. Over three days, more than 150 speakers will present on the
conference themes: Reinventing the Future; Global Food Security; Co-Benefits of Sustainability and Human Health and Responsibility for Change.
For more information visit the Conference website
Carina Wyborn, Fenner School
The 2013 TERN Symposium will run from 18 – 21 February, at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The symposium will showcase the breadth of TERN’s work across ecosystem science
in Australia, covering a range of issues such as sustainable landuse,biodiversity, carbon, ecosystem data management, climate variability, and delivery of research infrastructure.
TERN has fostered a collaborative approach to delivering world class ecosystem science, and the symposium will provide an opportunity to tap into the wealth of novel science, solutions, tools and infrastructure that this powerful network is producing. TERN is enabling scientists, managers and policy-makers to better address Australia’s big environmental challenges – so this a not-to-be-missed event for anyone working to improve the understanding and management of Australia’s ecosystems.
The program looks terrific and I have signed up to attend, I look forward to seeing you there