CONNECTING FOR GREATER COLLECTIVE IMPACT FROM TRIAGE TO RECOVERY: Building...

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Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus Building 3 Room G. 55 (3.G.55)

Bullecourt Avenue

Milperra, NSW 2214

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CONNECTING FOR GREATER COLLECTIVE IMPACT FROM TRIAGE TO RECOVERY

Building healing, and resilience for healthy people, places and landscapes

You’re invited join us on June 23, 2020 at WSU to share information and connect with others for greater collective action to support healing and recovery activities for our lands and people.

Centre For Educational Research, Bankstown Campus Room BA 3.G.55.

Themes for the day:

  • Healing for landscapes and biodiversity

  • Place based healing activities – lands and people together

  • Triage, healing, resilience – short to longer term priorities, activities, collaborations

You’re invited to:

  • Present a short talk (3-5 minutes) about your work: what you are already doing and/or what you can or want to do in collaboration with others

  • Attend, listen and share in the discussion

  • Connect, share, join a project in progress and/or identified on the day

Introduction/Background

  • Western Sydney and the communities, landscapes and catchments of the Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney Basin face multiple challenges on the journey to recovery in the wake of the devastating fires and heavy rains. The social and emotional upheaval has taken its toll upon our fire fighters and other first responders, and the many individuals, families and communities impacted by the fires are close to mind. We pay tribute, and give thanks, to all who have contributed to our greater community this past summer. At this event, the diverse and difficult healing journeys ahead are acknowledged for many individuals, families and communities face.

    The loss of precious biodiversity across the Greater Sydney Basin and bushlands – animals, plants, ecosystems – is a source of ecogrief and a call to action. Our biodiversity, water catchments, greenbelt bushland lungs and ecosystems may take years to recover. Many volunteers and other people in our communities, universities, government agencies and NGOs are already doing important work to contribute to triage and recovery efforts for our made and natural environments, plants and animals.


  • Aim: To provide an opportunity and platform for people from WSU and the greater Western Sydney community to come together to share information, ideas and to make connections to:

    i) learn about, link with and support initiatives currently underway; and

    ii) identify and initiate collaborative efforts for further healing and recovery for our lands and people.

    Western Sydney University is home to and a hub for diverse research and outreach activities undertaken with community stakeholders to contribute to efforts for recovery, rebuilding and healing. This event is being coordinated by the WSU Centre for Educational Research, School of Education, Western Sydney University in conjunction with community partners that include Foodswell Limited, an NGO that works to promote healthy lands and waters for healthy people and places.

A light afternoon tea will be provided with healthy refreshments.

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Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus Building 3 Room G. 55 (3.G.55)

Bullecourt Avenue

Milperra, NSW 2214

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