EDOWA Bulletin February 2018

We hope that you had an restful festive season and managed to venture outside, recharge, and enjoy some of Western Australia’s amazing environment during the break. We spent some time in our south-west forests, and in doing so was able to reflect on some of EDOWA’s achievements in 2017. This included acting for Tjiwarl Traditional Custodians in a… Read more »

EDOWA receives Generous Donation from Innovative Students

Over the past few months, a group, consisting of Rossmoyne SHS students Michael Lee, Charlotte Kirke, Chaki Ramesh and Rafid Hasan, have reinvented the second hand shopping experience for a social innovation competition. With the generosity of Riverton library, they were able to test our ideas at the library’s courtyard. Through surveys of local communities,… Read more »

EDOWA Annual Report 2016-2017

The EDOWA has much to celebrate at this 2017 Annual General Meeting. There has been excellent progress in rebuilding our team, stabilising our budget and re-invigorating our core activities. There are four key achievements since the last AGM. In late 2016 and early 2017, our then Acting Manager, Shayla Strapps, completed the review and reform… Read more »

LAW GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY—PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING PLACEMENT

The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (EDOWA) invites dedicated and self-motivated law graduates to apply for its Practical Legal Training placement. This position is unpaid and three days per week. Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrated interest in environmental law or a related field. As EDOWA has limited resources, this position requires an enthusiastic and diligent… Read more »

EDOWA 2017 Art Auction

We are proud to announce that EDOWA’s first ever online Art Auction is now live on Galabid at galabid.com/edowa. The auction will remain open throughout November (bidding closes on 30 November) and features some incredible pieces by amazing Western Australian artists. Not only will your purchase help support these very talented local artists, it will… Read more »

Gondwana Link Workshop

South Western Australia has been identified as one of 35 of the World’s major biodiversity hotspots that are currently threatened by habitat loss and degradation, with our biodiversity being in decline. This is not just due to the changing climate, but is also being caused by human activities such as land clearing, land fragmentation, invasive… Read more »

Carbon Budgets Seminar Summary

Carbon Budgets Seminar

Thank you to everyone who attended our Carbon Budgets Seminar on 10 October 2017. In particular we would like to thank our speakers, David Ritter (Greenpeace), Professor John Chandler (UWA) and Michael Bennett (UWA / EDOWA) for their interesting presentations, which certainly generated a lot of debate and discussion at the end. In case you… Read more »