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Early Education for Sustainability SA Inc
AGM Notice
The EESSA Inc 2020 AGM has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 5pm at Gowrie Centre, Dew St Thebarton. EESSA Inc wishes to change the rules to allow non face to face meetings for future AGM’s if needed. All current members will have received email notification of this proposed change. (please ensure you check your junk email) If you haven’t received please email us at hello@eessa.org.au
At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to:
  • find out about EESSA Inc’s operations and achievements in 2019 and 2020
  • ask questions about EESSA Inc
  • speak about any items on the agenda
At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:
  • vote on  proposed changes to the EESSA Inc rules as attached
  • accept the annual report
  • elect committee members
We have a small agenda and would then like all members attending to consider and provide feedback on the following questions so EESSA can plan relevant events for the future:
  • What are your current successes with respect to Education for Sustainability?
  • What do you need to improve?
  • What knowledge areas would you like to grow?
  • What supports do you need to improve your work with children and families?
Due to Covid health restrictions places will be limited so we encourage EESSA members to register their attendance early as possible. We need a minimum of 10 members to have an AGM quorum and can accept a maximum of 20.
Bookings on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eessa-inc-agm-planning-for-the-future-tickets-117932606601
The Nature Photographer of the Year  was recently announced by Australian Geographic.
This competition is run by the South Australian Museum. Now in its 15th year it celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year. Showcasing the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of the southern part of the world. These photographs will inspire young and old. Reflecting the world we have experienced this year the winning photo is a mesmerising image of fire as it marched over the peak of Mt Barney in Queensland.
https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2020/08/2020-ag-nature-photographer-of-the-year-winners/
One of the pictures shortlisted in the young nature photographer was this photo of malachite taken by 16 year old Josephine Oehler from SA.
EESSA Inc website and memberships
Thanks to our new accounting program Xero, members will now receive an invoice for their annual membership each time it is due. Once payment is received into our bank account you will then be sent an email either welcoming you or thanking you for renewing with a link to access your log in password. If you do not receive these or find they go to junk or spam or are having trouble receiving our monthly E-news you need to get your IT people who manage your spam filters to whitelist emails from eessa.org.au
If you can’t find the welcome email or you have accidently deleted it, use this link to the password reset page: https://eessa.org.au/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
There you can enter your email address and go through the process to set a new password (if you email is registered, if it isn’t it wont work and you need to email us to check the status of your membership).
New resources have been added recently so check them out at www.eessa.org.au.

Book Review
Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton
If you are looking for a book that provides an easy to read but comprehensive introduction to Australia’s First peoples then this a book for you. Recommended for young Australians it provides a wide variety of information about Indigenous Australia from prehistory to post-colonial history, stolen generations native title and the future. Chapters on language, kinship, art and storytelling aim to include information from many of the at least 250 language groups across Australia so you will begin to gain an understanding of the diversity, and complexity of the world’s oldest culture. Professor Langton is one of the most important voices for Indigenous Australians.

Purslane -, eat it! - don't weed it
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea), is also known as pigweed and well know to may of us especially those who live or walk along the coast. This ground cover annual plant has leaves that are tasty and nutritious. Purslane can be eaten raw in salads,or it can be cooked by stir frying or steaming. It grows in summer and please check you have the correct plant before eating. You can recipes from: https://www.ediblewildfood.com/
Find out more from Wagtail Farm and read a fact sheet from the University of Adelaide.
Mates with Waste
Online workshop from Eco Organiser
We discuss:
  • What is waste?
  • The different plastics and what’s plant friend and what’s “greenwashed”
  • How to responsibly dispose of waste
  • Strategies with rethink, reduce and reuse waste
Want to help your community, household or workplace reduce waste?
Contact: Tanya Lewis aka The Eco Organiser to inquire how to host an online event
Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au          www.ecoorganiser.com.au
Dates and future events for your diary
Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day.
The world is not ours, the earth is not ours. It's a treasure we hold in trust for future generations.
Our mailing address is:
Early Education for Sustainability SA Inc
PO Box 297
SEAFORD, SA 5169
Australia

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