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A fun day yesterday for @bluemountainsplanetaryhealth! In the morning we interviewed and filmed the young people in our Upcycling Fashion Skillshare program. They`re helping create the circular economy we need. In the afternoon we ran a workshop on media skills to help another group of young people learn how to create the news we need, and the news they want to see! They learnt how to use green screen and teleprompter technology as well as skills for interviewing and presenting the news. We`re looking forward to sharing the outcomes! Thank you @heli.jones @kalanigacon @kfmmedia #solutionsmedia #thenewsweneed #upcyclingfashion #planetaryhealth #skillshare #katoomba #bluemountains #pluriversity ...

For over 45 years the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Co-operative has been providing much needed community resources, advice and facilities to the people of the Blue Mountains. Tonje Akerholt and the other staff at the Centre work tirelessly to ensure that the space continues as somewhere everyone can feel welcome and connected, and they offer a fascinating range of volunteer opportunities. Read more in Springwood Area Local News (link in profile):
https://springwoodlocalnews.com/springwood-neighbourhood-centre/
@centre2777 #springwoodneighbourhoodcentre #neighbourhoodcentre #communitycentres #springwood #bluemountains #communitytogether #planetaryhealth
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The Story of Asset Management: Coming up at the Planetary Health Precinct 10am-12noon Tuesday 23 April

As we work at recovering from yet another extreme weather event the question many of us are asking is how do we ensure fit-for-purpose infrastructure in a world that is changing in many ways? This month it is 40 years since Dr Penny Burns developed the engineering-economics hybrid we now know as Asset Management. From 1994 to 2014 her newsletter ‘Strategic Asset Management’ became a beacon in the industry. In 2016 Penny set up Talking Infrastructure with Jeff Roorda, now Director of Infrastructure & Project Delivery Service at @bluemountainscitycouncil to look to the future of Asset Management. Join them for a discussion at the Planetary Health Precinct. They`ll discuss the need for a shift from grey to blue and green assets and address the critical question: we can afford to buy it, but can we afford to keep it?

Join us for this very important discussion. This event is free but bookings essential (link in profile):
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/talking-infrastructure-40th-anniversary-tour-of-australia-and-new-zealand-tickets-875789759747

#infrastructure #greeninfrastructure #assetmanagement #pennyburns #disasterriskreduction #disasterrecovery #fitforthefutureinfrastructure #newparadigms #planetaryhealth #symbiocene
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The Rural Clinical School of the The University of Notre Dame in Lithgow, together with the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative, have been introducing first year medical students to rural medicine, Aboriginal Health and Planetary Health. When given hands-on experience in using a thermal imaging camera they were very surprised to see the difference between the temperature of the deep shade under a tree and the temperature of pavers in full sun was 30C!
Read more in Lithgow Area Local News (link in profile):
https://lithgowlocalnews.com/introducing-medical-students-to-planetary-health/

#firstyearmedical #futuredoctors #ruralhealth #aboriginalhealth #planetaryhealth #heatwaves
#heatislandeffect #thermalimaging
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This week we welcome guest writer Camille Walsh with an inspiring story about Sal Isaksen and how she`s helping shift our attitude to one of the most polluting industries in the world: fashion. Read more in Katoomba Area Local News (link in profile):
https://www.katoombalocalnews.com/sal-on-katoomba/
@_sal_on
#fashion #prelovedfashion #culturalshift #katoomba #bluemountains #sustainablefashion #upcycling #planetaryhealth #togetherwecan #abetterway
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Mel Michael is the newish owner of the Blackheath Vegie Patch. She spoke to Hamish Dunlop about making lemonade from local lemons, a philosophy of abundance, and how businesses can help make communities more resilient. Read more in Blackheath Area Local News (link in profile):
https://blackheathnews.com/the-vegie-patch/
@blackheathvegiepatchmarket
#blackheath #bluemountains #vegies #veggies #localbusinesses #supportlocal #community #planetaryhealth #resilience #togetherwecan #collaboration #seedlings #supportinglocalgrowers
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Join us for an evening of art, poetry and sushi in the Planetary Health exhibition space at 33-39 Acacia St Katoomba (former Katoomba Golf Clubhouse, lower level) this Thursday 11 April at 6pm. The event is free but bookings essential at Time of Fire Performance by Harry Laing (link in profile)

Artworks by Scott Marr, Leanne Tobin, Wendy Tsai, Saskia Everingham and others ...

#poetry #art #sushi #katoomba #bluemountains #planetaryhealth #katoomba #community
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Do you baulk at killing garden pests? Chris McDonald, Principal Gardener at the Brahma Kumaris Retreat Centre, Leura, shares tips for keeping the pests at bay without killing anything, harming the environment or ourselves. Read more in Katoomba Area Local News (link in profile):
https://www.katoombalocalnews.com/eco-friendly-pest-control/

@brahmakumaris @bk_leura #ecofriendlypestcontrol #nokillgardening #planetaryhealth #ecosystemhealth #humanhealth #integratedpestmanagement #pestcontrol
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Sun Valley residents, the Sidarous family, have opened their home and hearts to many creatures great and small, who might otherwise have struggled to find appropriate and loving care. Read more in Springwood Area Local News (link in profile):

https://springwoodlocalnews.com/sun-valley-safe-haven/

#animalrescue #safehaven #sanctuary #sunvalley #wearenature #planetaryhealth #bluemountains #rspcakatoomba #rspca #togetherwecan
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