Meet Your MP & Submission Writing Workshops Oct. 29


All fired up? This workshop is for you.

When: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 from 12:30-16:30

Where: Meeting Room 1, Ku-ring-gai Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Sydney (opp. Ku-ring-gai Council Offices)

Hosted by The Wilderness Society Sydney North

The Wilderness Society and WildThings NSW are collaborating to hold two free workshops aimed at helping you to better engage in the political process by meeting with your MP and writing an effective letters and submissions.
12.30 Registration
1pm – 2.30pm Workshop 1: Meet Your MP workshop
2.30 – 2.45pm Afternoon Tea
2.45 – 4.30pm Workshop 2: Writing effective submissions to governments

Meet Your MP – This workshop will cover everything from how to secure a meeting, how to prepare, what to take with you, what to say in the meeting and, following the meeting, how to have a productive debrief and follow up on commitments made.
Presenter: Nat Rowed, Sydney Community Organiser, The Wilderness Society

Effective Submission Writing – This workshop will assist participants to navigate the process of making submissions to government enquiries on environmental issues, as well as tips on using these as a basis for writing other letters to local decision makers including your MP and the media. There will be opportunities to work with experts in various areas of the environment to assist you to plan a submission. Various topics such as koalas, deforestation, habitat protection, feral horses in Kosciuszko NP, new national environment laws and other topics individuals are interested in can be used as examples during the workshop. Bring along your ideas on an issue you are passionate about and our experts will be on hand to help you develop your ideas into a plan. As the Federal Environment Laws are failing to adequately protect our environment the upcoming review of the EPBC Act at the end of October would be a great opportunity to try out your submission writing skills.
Presenter: Suzanne Milthorpe, National Laws Campaign Manager, The Wilderness Society
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