On any night that suits you this November, invite your friends to join you at your place for a #Time2Choose dinner - Eat, Chat, Vote.
Sign up here to let us know you're hosting a #Time2Choose dinner.
Take easy actions on the night to protect farmland and water from coal mines and invasive gasfields:
WHENNovember 01, 2018 at 12pmWHEREVENUE: kitchen tables in private homes across Sydney and the Southern Highlands
- Cook dinner for your friends: we’ll provide recipe ideas and an opportunity to buy great produce and wine sourced from regions of NSW threatened by invasive gasfields and coal mines
- Find out how coal seam gas and new coal mines are threatening Sydney’s drinking water, the Bylong Valley and the NSW North West
- Take action on the night: email your MP, share the campaign on Facebook and ask your friends and family to vote in the Peoples’ Referendum on Coal and Gas.
Join us for a lunchtime picnic outside Lee Evan's electorate office on Friday 5 October.The Time2Choose campaign to protect New South Wales’ farmland and water from coal and CSG is ramping up and it’s time for us to take the message to our local MPs. The future of farming is about food security. The future of our water supply is linked to protecting our catchment from more coal mining. Join us! We'll be inviting locals to vote in the Peoples' Referendum on Coal and Gas as we picnic to protect our water from coal mining and farmland from gas.WHENOctober 05, 2018 at 12pmWHERELee Evans' electorate office in Engadine, Sydney
Nic Clyde rsvped +5 for Pedal for the Platypus: a weekend of camping and activism in the Southern Highlands 2018-08-14 12:15:56 +1000
Join Lock the Gate and Battle for Berrima for a great weekend of cycling, scenery and action to save our drinking water catchment - and one of our most unique animals, the Platypus - from coal mining on 20/21 October, 2018.
Sign up for the whole weekend, or - if you're local - pick the events that appeal to you on either Saturday or Sunday (or both). RSVP here and we'll be in touch soon with more details.
The 'Pedal for the Platypus' weekend features:
CAMP: in a paddock in Sutton Forest (near Berrima) owned by members of Coal Free Southern Highlands
WALK: early morning Platypus watching walk near Berrima, along the Wingecarribee River
RIDE: a ‘Pedal for the Platypus’ bike ride from historic Berrima to the Hume Coal Mine site, Medway Colliery, Wingecarribee River and back (you’ll need to BYO a bicycle for this free community ride)
BBQ: Community BBQ hosted by Battle for Berrima in the heart of historic Berrima
TOWN HALL: community meeting with local MPs and candidates to examine coal mining within the Sydney Drinking Water Catchment
DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT
There are two options. Support Battle for Berrima's major fundraiser for the year (Option A) or camp at Sutton Forest and join Lock the Gate's #Time2Choose dinner in the farm shed (Option B)
Option A: Battle for Berrima’s Fundraising dinner and Art Auction. Email ‘Fundraiser’ to email@example.com if you’re interested. Tickets are $150 per person.
- Option B: #Time2Choose campaign dinner in a shed on a paddock in Sutton Forest (due to limited cooking facilities at the campsite, this option is only available to campers).
- Option A: Battle for Berrima’s Fundraising dinner and Art Auction. Email ‘Fundraiser’ to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. Tickets are $150 per person.
BOWRAL CLASSIC SOCIAL BIKE RIDE ON SUNDAY MORNING
- This is a commercial bike ride with courses available from 35kms all the way up to 175kms.
- Our #Time2Choose cycling team is entering the 35km Social Ride
A special discount of 20% off is available for the extra-fun 35km Social Ride on Sunday morning. Thanks Bowral Classic!!!!! Just enter the promotional code B4B when you register for the ride on Bowral Classic’s website here.
- Support Battle for Berrima by buying a ticket to their Saturday night dinner (see details above)
- Support Lock the Gate by riding in the Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October. Why not ask your friends to sponsor your ride as a fundraiser for Lock the Gate Alliance? See here for details.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS WEEKEND COST?
ITEM DESCRIPTION COST Camping Camp for up to 2 nights (Friday 19 and/or Saturday 20 October) in a paddock owned by Hume Coal affected landowners and members of Coal Free Southern Highlands. The campsite features toilets, a farm shed kitchen with refrigeration and limited bore water. BYO drinking water and note no showers available on site. $10 per person or $25 per family Pedal for the Platypus
‘Pedal for the Platypus’ bike ride from historic Berrima to the Hume Coal Mine site, Medway Colliery, Wingecarribee River and back. You’ll need to BYO a bicycle for this community ride. Participation by donation of $5 per person or $20 per family. RSVP at email@example.com
Suggested donation: $5 per person or $20 per family Lunch - Saturday After our Pedal for the Platypus community bike ride, Battle for Berrima (B4B) invite you to enjoy a BBQ lunch in Berrima. B4B suggest a donation of $5-$10 per person $5-$10 per person Dinner - Battle for Berrima major fundraiser
Support Battle for Berrima's major fundraiser for 2018 starting at 6.30pm on Saturday 20 October in Berrima.
Tickets are $150 pp and are available by emailing ‘Fundraiser’ to firstname.lastname@example.org or booking via Battle for Berrima’s events web page.
Keynote speaker for the night is Dr Ian Wright - one of Australia's leading water scientists, who has been studying water pollution associated with coal mines for nearly 20 years in the Sydney basin.
Enjoy great food and wine at this ‘Save the Platypus’-themed event. All funds raised go towards the community campaign to protect the Southern Highlands and our drinking water catchment from Hume Coal's proposed mine
$150 per person Dinner - Sutton Forest farm shed
For those camping, join Lock the Gate for a #Time2Choose dinner at our campsite in a Sutton Forest farm shed on Saturday night for $15 per person or $35 per family (BYO wine and/or beer).
$15 per person or $35 per family Sunday family bike ride, Bowral Classic
Join Lock the Gate and Battle for Berrima's #Time2Choose team for the Bowral Classic.
Enter now for your choice of everything from a 35km social ride which explores the Southern Highlands, right up to the 175km Maxi.
Enter now with a special 20% discount available to riders joining our #Time2Choose #BattleForBerrima team in the 35 kilometre Social Classic. Thanks Bowral Classic!!
The Bowral Classic social ride costs $64 per adult and $32 per child with your 20% B4B discount. It includes coffee and a cake at a Berrima cafe of your choice. Please note that if you are not a member of an organisation which provides cycling insurance, you also need to pay the Bowral Classic $10 extra per rider to cover accident insurance.
$64/$32 + $10 pp in insurance if you are not already covered.WHENOctober 20, 2018 at 10am - October 21, 2018 at 4pmWHEREBerrima
- CAMP: in a paddock in Sutton Forest (near Berrima) owned by members of Coal Free Southern Highlands
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Nic Clyde wants to volunteer 2017-08-14 12:33:57 +1000
Hunter Valley farmer Wendy Bowman has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her extraordinary success in protecting her farm from being open cut for coal mining.
Will you help us amplify Wendy's win and shine a spotlight on the damage coal mining is doing to the Hunter Valley?
Wendy was forced to leave her land once due to a coal mine, but when they tried a second time on her next farm she stood her ground.
She has beaten a coal mining company in court, and now we need to change the law so no more Australian farmers are forced to move for coal mining.
Write a message to Australian politicians telling them to stop letting coal companies buy-up huge areas of farmland. In the Singleton Shire where Wendy farms, coal companies own 15% of all freehold land and 27% of all mapped strategic agricultural land.
When the government grants approval for a mine, they let them pollute the landscape with noise and air far beyond their own boundaries, forcing local people to sell up and leave. Wendy Bowman has stood her ground - support her courage today and help other Hunter farmers under threat.205 signatures
To: Barnaby Joyce, Niall Blair, Anthony Roberts, Australian and New South Wales Agrilculture and Planning Ministers,
I support Hunter Valley farmer Wendy Bowman in her fight to stop coal mines buying up and mining the best farmland in the Hunter Valley.
A community group taking action to protect air, land and water from the damage caused by coal and coal seam gas mining.Sign up
@ tweeted link to Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining. 2016-08-17 17:13:33 +1000Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining http://www.lockthegate.org.au/petition_wallaby_scrub_road?recruiter_id=95863325 signatures
We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga's Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.
The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed its objection to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road by voting against the closure at their recent meeting. Council is supporting the Bulga community, and we call on the Baird Government to do the same.
Baird's State Government has ignored the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and abandoned the people of Bulga and Milbrodale in the Hunter Valley. The Commonwealth Government has worked hand in glove with the NSW Government to allow the destruction of world unique woodlands and aboriginal culture and history.
Wallaby Scrub Road is a heritage road built by the convicts and must be preserved as part of our European heritage. We must not allow a profit driven international mining company to destroy our heritage against wishes of the community and to mine a product which is destroying our planet.
Lock the Gate endorsed 2016-02-23 10:55:17 +1000
Bishops, wine-makers, livestock producers and conservationists have penned a joint letter to NSW Premier Mike Baird calling on him to protect our common home from a coal mining industry that is out of control. You can read the full text of the joint letter here
Our common home, our farmland, rivers, villages and bushland are being torn up or ruined for coal mining. How long are coal affected communities expected to wait for the Government to do something to fix up coal mining?
We've put an ad in Mike Baird's local paper, the Manly Daily, and want all of you to give him a call and add your voice to the push to reform coal mining and save our communities, landscapes and rural industries. Can you call him?