|'Paddocks, Backyards & Balconies' June 2012|
|From Kathryn Dryden|
Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) will be jointly hosting the 2012 Qld State Landcare Conference alongside Landcare Queensland at the Brisbane Convention Centre from the 28th to the 30th of June. This year's theme 'Paddocks, Backyards and Balconies....Together, making a difference' aims to broaden our view of Landcare, and focuses on taking collaborative steps towards strengthening the future of Landcare in Queensland.
With this in mind the conference has been opened to community groups outside the Landcare sector, to provide fresh insight on how to develop strong, vibrant and sustainable groups. By working together, QWaLC and Landcare QLD are leading the way towards ensuring that community groups are healthier, better protected, better managed, more resilient and better able to provide essential ecosystem services in a changing world.
Qld State Landcare Conference is excited to announce Professor Tim Flannery and Les Robinson as the two keynote speakers at this year's conference.
Professor Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed pioneer, scientist, explorer and conservationist with often reported controversial views, Professor Flannery will provide a global perspective to the changing face of Landcare in Australia.
Les Robinson is Australia's preeminent trainer and strategist on behaviour change programs. Les has over 10 years experience in developing targeted change strategies in the fields of sustainability, health promotion and natural resource management. Les is well known for his work with Social Change Media in Sydney.
The 2012 State Landcare Conference provides an outstanding opportunity for community groups, industry, local government, not for profit entities and students to hear from a wide selection of leaders in the environmental and agricultural sectors. SEQ Catchments are also providing the opportunity for delegates to participate in a series of interactive field trips throughout South-East QLD, highlighting some of the key conservation and sustainability work that is going on in the region. A number of skills based workshops will also be on offer to provide practical education opportunities for community based groups.
Further information and registration details are available at qldlandcareconference.org.au
Media Release | 4th April 2012 | Landcare Queensland