Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Greens 2016

Ecological Sustainability

The future for Australia can still be a prosperous one if we build our economy on green principles rather than short-term self-interest

Grassroots Democracy

The Greens involve members in key decisions and our campaigns are powered by thousands of ordinary people

Social Justice

Many of the social problems we have today could be dramatically improved if we focus on eliminating extreme inequality in Australia

Peace and Non-Violence

We are committed to peaceful and non-violent solutions and to a foreign policy based on dialogue, diplomacy and cooperation

ABOUT HORNSBY GREENS

Hornsby Greens is a local group of Greens NSW and the Australian Greens. Our members generally live in the Hornsby local government area in the northwest of Sydney. The Australian Greens are a political party based on four key principles: ecological sustainability, grassroots democracy, social justice and peace and non-violence.

We have the courage to put people and our future first. That means, along with meaningful and smart solutions, to ensure future generations of Australians have clean air, clean water and clean soil. The Greens are also working in many other areas to champion integrity, decency and fairness. The Greens represent constituents and speak on behalf of those who wouldn’t otherwise get much of a say inside parliaments or local council: children, refugees, students, individuals and families living in poverty and, of course, our natural environment.

ISSUES WE CARE ABOUT

Hornsby Greens actively campaigns on renewable energy, housing affordability, public transport, public education and preserving green spaces, while Greens NSW has altogether over 50 separate policies.

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The Koalas film quotes

Hosted by Hornsby Greens

The koala is being pushed to the brink by habitat loss, urban development, logging & other factors. Can it survive? Wildlife carers observe an increase in sick and injured koalas coming into care. A government enquiry finds that the koala could be extinct in the wild by 2050. Firestorms in 2019/20 followed by floods kill an estimated 61,000 koalas. Saving the koala will take more than the promise of emergency government funding, scientific research, or rescue and care. This film follows the fate of individual koalas that have survived so far but whose future is uncertain. Weaving stories with compelling characters- wildlife carers, scientists, and ecologists in the field, and informed commentary the film questions whether Australia can save an iconic threatened species like the koala. If not, what does it say about us?

Q&A Panel 

Sue Higginson, NSW Greens MP, is an environmental law expert and has practiced as a public interest environmental lawyer. She is the former Principal Solicitor and CEO of the Environmental Defenders Office, Australia's leading public interest environmental law centre. https://www.suehigginson.org

Lilly Schwartz is Hills Shire Environmental Citizen of the Year 2024. Lilly co-ordinates the HIlls-Hornsby Rural Koala Project (HHRKP) on Dharug land. The HHRKP is a volunteer run project which is investigating koala presence in our region. As well as discussing the tracking of koala activity in the Hills-Hornsby area, Lilly will bring some koala scat, scratch mark photos and audio of koala calls to help residents recognise potential koala activity.

Shaun WardenWildlife Educator, Rehabilitator & CEO, Growing Food for Wildlife Project - https://www.growingfoodforwildlifeproject.org 

Scott Melhuish: Koala Advocacy is an initiative aiming to support & defend koalas and their habitat throughout Australia against all threats, both natural and those caused by human society. More information at https://koalaadvocacy.org

 

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To donate via cheque or telephone please contact the NSW office on (02) 9045 6999 during office hours.

 

Meetings

We usually meet on the second Monday of each month at the Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St (entrance in Hunter Lane) in Hornsby. Please get in touch or check our Facebook for upcoming meetings. During the 2020-2021 pandemic we are meeting online.

Hornsby Central Library