News From Around The Region

Dr Judy Friedlander is the founder of @plantingseeds which runs a B&B Highway Program to support pollinators. Watch the full video on our @bluemountainsplanetaryhealth YouTube channel and read the full story in Lithgow Area Local News (links in profile) #people4pollinators #threatenedpollinators #citizenscience #nativeplants #B&BHighway #lovebirds #lovebats #lovebutterflies #lovebees #rewilding #pollinators #biodiversity #planetaryhealth #bioblitz ...

The gifting economy is growing in Springwood and throughout the wider Blue Mountains. Gabiann Marin explores how locals are preventing waste, saving money and building community goodwill through Street Libraries, Pay it Forward - Blue mountains NSW, FREEcycle Blue Mountains, Street Bounty - Australia, Blue Mountains Buy, Swap & Sell and more in Springwood Area Local News (link in profile): https://springwoodlocalnews.com/the-gift-economy/ @streetbounty
#payitforward #giftingeconomy #buyswapsell #streetbounty #goodwill #sharing #togetherwecan #planetaryhealth
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Our latest newsletter has stories about the growing gift economy, Indigenous art and native crops, Boomerang Bags, the B&B Highway for Pollinators in Blackheath and Lithgow schools and Joel Mitchell`s sculpture celebrating orchids. You can subscribe via our website and read it now here: https://bit.ly/3UZxcJsp (link in profile) #boomerangbags #togetherwecan #B&BHighway #zigzagpublicschool #blackheathpublicschool #joelmitchell #orchids #gifteconomy #indigenousart #TAFENSW #nativecrops #firstnations #planetaryhealth #bluemountains #lithgow #solutionsmedia #constructivejournalism #thenewsweneed ...

Intergenerational play is creating connection, changing lives and inspiring young and old in Blackheath. Hamish Dunlop visited a play session to experience the fun and joy that intergenerational play brings to all involved. Read more in Blackheath Area Local News (link in profile): https://blackheathnews.com/intergenerational-play-in-blackheath/

#intergenerationalplay #communityconnections #play #blackheath #bluemountains #planetaryhealth
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In April 2021 Blue Mountains City Council became the first Council and government entity in Australia to commit to integrating Rights of Nature (RON) principles into its operations and practices. Yesterday we were thrilled to be able to spend a few hours with Susie Talbot, an Australian lawyer, based in the UK, who was visiting on a Churchill Fellowship to explore the implementation of Rights of Nature in different parts of the world. It was inspiring to hear how she has spent decades using the law to achieve transformative change in relation to complex socio-economic and environmental challenges. In 2020, she founded the Anima Mundi Law Initiative to strengthen the intersections between human rights and ecology, and to encourage the practice of law in alignment with planetary realities and collective consciousness. Projects include the creation of a ‘Rights of Nature Toolkit’ and we look forward to working with her into the future. You can read more at her website: https://www.animamundilaw.org/
Photo: Susie Talbot standing in front of Scott Marr`s artwork in the Planetary Health Exhibition space.

#rightsofnature #earthjurisprudence #anewlegalstoryforanecologicalage #ecologicalage #churchillfellowship @churchillfellowship #animamundi #humanrights #ecology #planetaryhealth
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Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”; and William Butler Yeats, the great poet, said “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” If you’re a teacher, educator or involved in education in some way in the Blue Mountains the staff of the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative would love to meet you next Monday 20th May when we join the Blue Mountains Sustainable Schools Network to see how we can all join forces to urgently accelerate the change we need to restore the health of our planet. 3.30-5.30 at Faulconbridge Public School. RSVP Beth Healy DirtMum (details in poster)

#sustainableschoolsnetwork #collaboration #planetaryhealth #environmentaleducators #artteachers #englishteachers #musicteachers #allteachers
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