wild mountains qean camp – may 7-9th

From southern qld or northern nsw and feel like a weekend hanging in the forest having some activist fun? Who wouldn’t!

Get yourself along to the QEAN camp at Wild Mountains near Rathdowney from May 7-9th. The camp has been organised by the Qld Environmental Activist Network to bring together groups and individuals working for social and environmental sustainability across southern Qld and northern NSW. Two days of workshops are being planned, with the Wild Mountains crew also contributing to the agenda. It’s a great chance to meet and share skills with other activists and organisers from around the region and chill near the Border Range rainforest.

UPDATE – we’ve got some wicked workshops planned – to give you a taster for what’s in store…

Some of the workshops on offer
* Theories of Change – explore how you see change happening and your part in it
* Collaborative Competence – ways to work effectively with groups to achieve shared outcomes
* Facilitation – an interactive workshop about this essential skill for everybody
* Feminism and the Environment – how do they interact, facilitated discussion.
* Food Co-ops at Unis – why should we have them? how do they work?

Other happenings
* Social change films screening
* Crafternoon – get creative with screen printing, make your own badges
* Tree Climbing – learn how to tree climb with a Tassie forest activist



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QEAN Training Camp: November 27-29

When: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November

Where: Chowan Creek Rd, Uki

How much?: 20-60, fee waivers available if you need

How to registerclick here and fill out the form!


Combining popular ed workshopping and plenty of relaxation and time for fun, QEAN gigs are a chance to get away from the city lights and learn a whole bunch about how to sustain and energise organising and activism.

This time around, we’ll be gathering in northern nsw for two splendid days of learning about the theories and practice of popular education. We’ll spend the Saturday exploring the benefit of education for social movements, and how the ways we undertake education is crucial in whether we are working for disempowerment or empowerment. Sunday we’ll have the chance to turn theory into practice and develop our own workshops for training participants. Great music, good food and company throughout.

Time to get your feet dirty and your mind re-energised and re-focused. Let’s gather and make this future happen!

Kayaking against coal in Brisbane

Briz kids kayaking in preparation for coal action

Over the weekend, Brisbane activists from QEAN and Friends of the Earth took part in kayak and non-violent direct action training in preparation to take action against Queensland’s coal exports.

Coal is Queensland’s biggest contributor to climate change and yet the Queensland Government plans to double the industry’s capacity over the next 20 years, throwing billions of dollars at it along the way. These actions are completely irresponsible in the face of dangerous climate change.

Serious thought needs to be put into transitioning the Queensland economy away from coal rather than burying our heads and hoping carbon capture and storage will save the day.

QEAN members will take part in a peaceful protest at a Queensland port in the upcoming months to highlight the insanity of continued coal mining and exports.

For more information about the ongoing grassroots campaign against coal in Queensland vists www.SixDegrees.org.au

Facilitation Skillz Workshop – Oct 25th

When – Sunday October 25th, 10-1pm

Where – Jagera Arts Centre, 121 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane (see map)

Register – Click here to register!


The details…

In this workshop, you will have the chance to develop your workshop and meeting facilitation skills.

The training is specially designed for those interested in building confidence in their ability to facilitate workshops and meetings that are participatory and empowering.

This facilitation workshop is the first in a series of fortnightly half day workshops or skillshares. The workshop series will be facilitated by activists from both Friends of the Earth (FoE) and QEAN. We’re encouraging early participants to organise a workshop or host a skillshare later in the series.

More info –

For more info on this workshop or the workshop series, contact Steve on steveskitmore@gmail.com or 0401 766 903.