You don't have to be a full time campaigner for our forests to help them. Here's a sample list of simple things supporters can do:
Paper use is one of the biggest drivers behind deforestation worldwide.
Please, where possible, use less paper!
Click here for a list of eco-friendly copy paper.
See the “Paper” section just to the right...
Don't buy native hardwood timbers - even if the salesperson does the hard sell that the wood is from 'sustainably managed plantations or forests'. For every length of 4x2 you buy, there is 50 times that amount of the forests biomass that is logged, crushed under dozers, burnt and left lying on the ground. Not to mention the wildlife that die slowly. Use genuine plantation timber. There is no application for hardwood that a plantation grown softwood, LVL, an engineered product or recycled timber can’t replace.
LETTERS TO THE PAPER
This is often more effective than letters to pollies. See the “Tell the World” section just to the right there…
LETTERS TO POLLIES
Don’t give up on them totally - especially if your local pollie happens to be in a marginal seat. IF you get a reply, don’t be placated by their reassurances which we’ve often shown to be huge porkies. See the “Tell the World” section on the right for 'five tips on how to lobby an MP and not be ignored'.
Join forest friendly causes and groups.
Click on the "facebook causes and groups" link on the right.
Many EEG members and other volunteers have come up to the forests and spent time carrying out surveys for threatened wildlife and plants. Special equipment and training is needed. This isn’t for everyone but the results have been very productive for saving forests. For the time and energy spent, it has been the best way to help to date.
Every year we host an ecology camp on the banks of the Brodribb River in Goongerah on the edge of the Errinundra National Park. The Forests Forever Camp is the big Easter event where we raise funds for the coming year. We also have expert guides lead walks into rainforests, old growth, dabble in the creek for little things, sit around at night and chat with like-mindeds. See the button over there on the right with the rest for more info …
ELDERS FOR OLD GROWTH
This group was formed in 2008 for those who are the more mature members of the community. They hold vigils, write letters, and generally let the pollies and public know what they think. Again - over there - on the right…
Have a look at the things we would love to get hold of or have help with and see if you can assist in any way. From a UHF radio to a soup maker in times of intense buzzi-ness.
Simply join our ranks here and be kept up to date with what goes on. We have an e-list with maybe weekly or fortnightly updates, sign up here and a periodical newsletter called the Potoroo Review which is an easy read of short articles in simple language - spiced throughout with pics and original cartoons by our resident cartoonist. All for a piddly little $20 a year or $15 if you’re not so wealthy.
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Check out these links
Say No to Woodchip Power Sign the Petition here
Join our e-bulletin. here
Donate to EEG via the Give Now website here