The Green Sages is a working group of COTA’s Policy Council which is concerned about climate change on two levels. Firstly, the direct impacts of more extreme weather on vulnerable older people, and secondly –  the critical issue of the legacy our generation is leaving to our children and grandchildren.

2015 Upcoming events:

Climate 4 Change CEO presents:

COTA Green Sages will host Katerina Gaita, CEO of the major new community engagement program Climate for Change

12.30pm -Tuesday 18th August

1.30pm – Open Green Sages Meeting

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Heathy People Health Planet

Biosensitivity presentation by Frank Fenner Foundation

Wednesday 3rd November 10.00 am (Further details to come)

2015 Previous events

Tuesday 17th February – Green Sages meeting 12pm (BYO lunch and catch up), 12.30pm – 2pm meeting.COTA Victoria, Level 4, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

Tuesday 3rd March – Regular Monthly Green Sages Meeting COTA Victoria, Level 4, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

May 26th, COTA 2015 Statewide Seniors Conference on Longevity (details soon)

2014 Events:

Wednesday 2nd July – Regular Green Sages meeting, from 12pm-2pm (1st Wednesday of the month). COTA Victoria, Level 4, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

Wednesday, 11 JuneWriting Workshop with author Tony Birch for the Going Nowhere Sustainable Arts Project
This is the first in a series of free writing workshops with author Tony Birch, being held at Arts House, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne. If you are interested in participating in this environmental arts project, please RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

Wednesday, 9 JulyWriting Workshop with author Tony Birch for the Going Nowhere Sustainable Arts Project
This is the first in a series of free writing workshops with author Tony Birch, being held at the Wheeler Centre, State Library of Victoria, Swanston Street, Melbourne. If you are interested in participating in this environmental arts project, please RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

Wednesday, 13 AugustWriting Workshop with author Tony Birch for the Going Nowhere Sustainable Arts Project
This is the first in a series of free writing workshops with author Tony Birch, being held at the Wheeler Centre, State Library of Victoria, Swanston Street, Melbourne. If you are interested in participating in this environmental arts project, please RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

Monday 28 April – Green Sages workshop, COTA Victoria Statewide Seniors Festival
COTA’s Green Sages will be running a workshop on Environmentally friendly communities as part of COTA’s 2014 statewide seniors conference on Age Friendly Communities.

Green Sages will facilitate and lead a discussion on: What impact does the environment and climate change have on Ageing Well? What action can we take at a local level to create Age Friendly ‘Sustainable’ Communities. Visit the conference website for further information on how to buy tickets: COTA Statewide Seniors Conference 2014.

Tuesday 18th FebruaryGreen Sages 2014 planning session (12pm-2pm). COTA Victoria, Level 4, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. RSVP to dswan@cotavic.org.au or call 9655 2139.

No Coal Exports Rally, Tuesday, 10 December.
COTA’s Green Sages invite you to join them at No Coal Exports rally on Tuesday, 10 December from 1pm, on the Parliament House Steps, Spring Street. Further details are available here: No Coal Exports Rally (Facebook).

Green Sages meeting: Wednesday, 11 December.
The next Green Sages meeting is on Wednesday, 11 December at 12 noon at COTA VIctoria, Level 4, Block Arcade, Melbourne. This is a special end of year meeting, which will start with lunch, following by a presentation on Carbon Capture Communities by Alan Windust. Then from 1-2.30pm will be a Green Sages Planning Session for 2014.

National Day of Climate Action, 17 November. This event is being organised by GetUp. There will be a rally at Treasury Gardens in Melbourne from 11am. For more information, visit their website: Melbourne Day of Climate Change Action. You can also register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/218929008283189/

 

If you are interested in Pacific regional environmental concerns, look into http://www.journeysforclimatejustice.org.au/

 

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