ASEN Training Camp 2012

Every year the Australian Student Environment Network organises a Training Camp in January to help skill up various collective members for the year ahead, to network with other collectives and to plan for ASEN’s future.

For 2012 the ASEN Training Camp will run from January 20th – 25th and will be held on Wiradjuri Country at Caloola Farm in the ACT (about an hour from Canberra).

2012 also signifies the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra which we will be attending and supporting after Training Camp.

The 6 days will cover workshops and discussions around:

  • Collective organising skills
  • Theories of change
  • Successful campaigns
  • State and collective strategising
  • and many more…

A full programme will be released once confirmed.

Registrations are now open!

Click HERE to register

For more information, please visit, visit our facebook event at and/or email info@localhost/

Can’t wait to see you there.

In love, rage and solidarity,

The Training Camp Organising Collective

SASEN Skill Share Nov 26-28

Hey there sunshine,

How would you like to spend a weekend away sharing skills with other like minded peeps?!Adelaide Skill Share is being held on the 26th to 28th of November (yes after exams :P ) and is about having a variety of social justice issues aimed workshops for anyone who is interested in sharing or learning new skills.

The camp is being held at Willow Creek Farm Camp, near Second Valley, towards Victor Harbor way and has both bunk and tent options.

Accommodation, food and the workshops over the weekend are included in $40 for unwaged individuals or $55 for waged individuals.

We are still in the process of organising so to stay updated join the event on facebook at:!/event.php?eid=133942226655413

To register, please follow this link:

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email

Depending on numbers we may organise some group transport i.e. a mini bus or the like. Or at least help work out car pooling.

Love to see some great knowledge sharing that weekend!


Forgot to mention in the transport post-

if you haven’t already done so, now might be a good time to REGISTER FOR THE STUDENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE! It’s probably the biggest thing on the ASEN calendar and if you’re into the environment, social justice, indigenous sovereignty, DIY, collective organising and radical politics then it’s for you. It’s five days of learning sharing camping eating, be sure to bring your woollies cos camping in Melbourne is bound to be bloody chilly! (But completely worth it. Come!)

Transporting ourselves to SoS 09

HEY, so the annual fabulous Students of Sustainability conference/extravaganza is up-coming on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne. I hope you’re postering your unis and telling all the folk and registering and coming!
This will hopefully going to help everyone figure out how we‘re getting to and from SoS at Monash Uni this year, individually and in our collectives.
So I’ve collected a bunch of times which could work for getting to Melbourne from various places in NSW.

I am heaps happy to be a coordinator of transport to SoS, but what’d be grand is if people who are planning on getting various trains/buses to volunteer to be contact points for that trip, so that I can direct people to you.

SoS goes from the 6th til the 10th of July. So the idea is arriving there on Sunday the 5th, setting up camp, chilling out. And leaving on the evening of the 10th or the morning of the 11th.

Contents of this post:
1. Transport funding
2. Wollongong to Melbourne
3. Canberra to Melbourne
4. Newcastle to Melbourne
5. Sydney to Melbourne
6. Cycling to SoS
7. Hitch-hiking competition
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SEAN Second Sundays

SEAN Second Sundays Meet-ups & Working Bees

Some people in the SEAN network have been talking about Sunday meet-ups and working bees at the SEAN space in Erskineville in Sydney and what they could be. What we envisioned was a set day every month (the second sunday) in which everyone interested can get together and see the community that we are a part of. The goings-on would consist of broadly three things:

1. Report backs- on what people have been doing, recent news and events, help they might need.

2. Discussions- on politics, our strategies, what we think about stuff, whatever we want to talk about. We wanted to develop a culture of discussion around radical ideas, as this has been very much lacking in the past. The theme for the next discussion is ‘Green Capitalism and Alternatives’ and the readings are available at and

3. Working- making use of the space, the phone, the internet, the shared energy, and getting some stuff done

Putting these thoughts to the network is how we wanted to share this idea, and invite everyone to come to this space and use it. We pay for the rent and the phone so that it is there for all, no matter how involved you are in SEAN.
We recognise that this is really only convenient for people living in Sydney, and there are heaps of SEAN activists living all over NSW and the ACT. So an idea was to organise a phone link up at a certain time on a sunday, to talk with people in other places. Also, we would love to hear ideas on how to better include regional campuses.
The next working bee is on the 10th of May.


We also wanted people to make use of the SEAN space on Fridays. There are usually people there from around 11-4pm. We thought this could be a fun, informal way of both practical work on projects, as well as building relationships and allowing the exchange of ideas between people from different campuses and collectives.

Go here for the directions etc to the space

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