Sunday, April 20, 2014

volunteer training

This training is free to members to help them become stronger advocates for change in our communities and become more familiar with the scope of activities and campaigns BOSS is and can be involved with now and into the future.

This is WHAT we are proposing to do to make the BOSS management committee team and other volunteer members the most REMARKABLE change agents in town.

We are going to join Anita Egginton around the kitchen table in to cook up some new and fresh ideas about the way we do business.

 Why would I want to do this?
  • ­ I want to be the best change agent I can be.
  • ­ I want to be the best human being I can be.
  • ­ I want to do this with other members of my community!

What can I expect?
Kitchen tables are communal and welcoming places. Stories and knowledge are shared, relationships and trust built, and good times (and food) are had.

Session One - Engaging people in our message and action
Membership – Sunday 4 May 10am – 1pm
This session will focus on our purpose, our values and our agenda for action, and how to give and get the most out of our activities and interactions.

Session Two - PLANtastic Lunch - Planning for some remarkable action
Plastic campaign working group - Sunday 18 May 10am – 1pm
This session will work with the plastics campaign working group to develop the scope and associated strategies to reduce the use of plastics in Boonah. These learnings can be applied to all projects, and we encourage those people keen to work on special projects to attend this session.

For best results, please aim to attend both sessions, however attending even one session will be great. If you have friends or colleagues who would also like to attend, they are also welcome.

Both sessions will be held in the Conference Room at the Outlook, Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah.

For further information and to register please contact us via email. These sessions will be catered. so please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

BOSS is all about promoting positive environmental and social change.

Successful and sustained change needs six key ingredients:

1. Positive buzz about what you are doing – this happens when people share optimistic stories about the change you are proposing
2. An offer of hope to the people who you want to be involved – this is when people make the connection between the ‘novel’ action you are proposing and their own hopes and frustrations
3. An enabling environment for people to make a change – this is when people’s environments make the new behaviours you (and they) want them to have easy to do and to sustain
4. Solutions that stick to people’s lives in the long term – you want people’s old habits, actions and behaviours to be unlearned and the new and preferred ones fully embraced and embedded into people’s everyday lives
5. Conditions for people’s comfort zones to expand – this is when a part of what you offer as a solution or new habit recognises and helps address any fears people have
6. The right inviter to encourage people to join in – you know that person; the influencer, the inspiring, trusted person in the community of interest who invites and gives confidence to people to follow on with a new way of doing things.

Thanks to the Federal Government's Volunteer Grants initiative for funding this training.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

World Environment Day Festival 2014

Boonah will be celebrating on Saturday June 7 at the Outlook, Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah between 9am and 4pm.

In line with the UN General Assembly's decision to designate 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States, this year's World Environment Day will spotlight Small Island Developing States - a diverse group of more than 50 low-lying coastal communities or territories - and their unique development challenges and successes.

So this year's theme is the Small Island Developing States and Climate Change. Due to their small size and isolation, these small island states are highly vulnerable to risks of natural and environmental disasters, climate change and sea-level rise.
See the United Nations website for more information.

We welcome participants to focus on this theme for food, workshops, entertainment, artisan stalls etc. 

Please contact Julie via email to express your interest in participating.

Please remember our focus on the environment, and our desire for a plastic bag free event.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 dates

please check out our calendar of events which has updated information for our 2014 meeting dates, activities and events.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

national day of climate action

as part of the GetUp national day of climate action, Boonah has registered to participate.

we'll be meeting at 10 am on Sunday 17 November at Springleigh Park.

Bring morning tea, a picnic blanket or chairs and dress in bright heatwave colours of reds and oranges.

more details to follow ...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

clothes swap 2013

celebrating national recycling week, this year's clothes swap offers another great opportunity to update your wardrobe and clear it out in the process.

bring along your good quality women's, men's and children's clothes, shoes and accessories to swap for others.

it's all free when you swap, otherwise just give us a small donation.

there's no real rules or limits to what you can bring along or take away. if you bring something, then you're entitled to take a reasonable amount away with you.

Swapping just one suitcase (20kg) of clothes saves enough energy to run a TV non-stop for 1.7 years. (not that we're suggesting anyone has to swap 20kg of clothes :)

all happening right next door to the Boonah Bookfest, another great recycling event. they'll be in the main auditorium, and we'll be in the heritage room.

you can also bring along any items that BOSS collects for recycling, such as old runners, corks, mobile phones and accessories. check the recycling register for more info.

it will be a great week for recycling !! hope to see you there.

Saturday 9 November
Boonah Cultural Centre
High Street Boonah Q 4310

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

world environment day festival program

Festival Program

Official Opening 

Live Entertainment 11am – 4pm

Prr (Tim Steward and Ruby Roberts) 1pm
Phil Monsour Band 2pm

Plarn Crochet 10.45am and 1.45pm

Raw Food  11.00am and 1.30pm
Guitar Pick Punching 11.30am and 1.30pm
Magic Compost Show 11.45am – 12.15pm

Junk Orchestra  10.15am – 11.15am and 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Native Wildlife  10.30am – 11.30am
Yarn Bombed Bottles  11.30am – 2.00pm
Record Stencilling   11.30am – 2.00pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ewaste in the scenic rim

fabulous news for the scenic rim - the scenic rim regional council are now collecting ewaste in the form of old tvs and computers. they can be dropped off in the specially marked cages at the boonah, canungra, tamborine mountain and beaudesert waste stations.

see council's website for more info.