A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Landcare Australia is closely monitoring the Covid-19 developments, and we will make a decision regarding the scheduling of the 11-13 November 2020 Conference in Sydney as more information becomes available in the near future.
In the meantime, LAL is seeking presentations for the concurrent sessions that demonstrate the Landcare ethos for the following streams:
Innovation and technology, soil health, adaptation to climate change, integrating productivity and conservation.
Environment & Climate Change
How to encourage individuals to take positive action to mitigate climate change with Landcare?
Community Partnerships in Action
Building community capacity and resilience, communication and storytelling, volunteering, partnerships, building and sharing knowledge.
Landscape, biodiversity, community resilience, mental and physical health of individuals, community wellbeing, agriculture productivity, economy.
All abstracts are to be submitted electronically in accordance with the guidelines below and should be submitted by 11.59 pm (EST) on Wednesday 8 April, 2020. Authors may submit more than one paper, but the program is limited and your submission(s) may not be included in the conference program.
For further information and to submit an abstract please visit the Landcare Australia website:
Minister announces 6-month extension of Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program until 31 December 2020
The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, has today announced a 6-month extension (until 31 December 2020) of the existing Landcare facilitator positions funded through the Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP). Click into news item for full update from DELWP.
Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved - Current round closing 31 May 2020
Budget Direct offers to support local communities through its Sponsorships Solved program to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Eligible organisations can apply for sponsorship for their community initiatives of amounts between $1,000 & $5,000. Click into news item for further details.
Sunsuper Community Grants - Closing 26 June 2020
Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Charlie Arnott Regenerative Journey Podcast - Starts 26 May 2020
Next week, 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott will launch his inaugural podcast series The Regenerative Journey. Listen to Charlie delve into the lives of some truly fascinating figureheads within the regenerative agricultural space. In the nine episode series Charlies’ guests include Damon Gameau, Joel Salatin to name but a few... and not forgetting the series opener which is Charlie’s very own regenerative journey. Click into news item for link.
VEFN's Best Friend Award 2020 - Nominations open until 30 June 2020
This year, 2020, is the 29th year that the Victorian Environmental Friends Network (VEFN) has awarded for excellence and dedication in environmental volunteering. Nominations will be accepted from members of a nominating Friends group who believe the nominee has made an exceptional contribution to their Friends group. This year there is also a new Young Best Friend Award for volunteers under 25 years of age. Click into news item for further details and to nominate!