WHEN

8 June, 2022 at 6.30pm (AEST)

WHERE

Zoom link to be sent upon registration.

CONTACT

Emily Jones
[email protected]

Community bonds and networks are integral to community resilience in the face of climate disasters. In this webinar hosted by the National Landcare Network and Farmers for Climate Action, we explore how networks respond to catastrophe, be it saving lives, maintaining mental health or reviving biodiversity.

 

In this webinar we shine the spotlight on the flood-ravaged Northern Rivers to explore how networks can both strengthen and fracture during times of climate crisis. We hear from clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon, who has worked in disaster recovery since Ash Wednesday in 1983, about the recovery journey. We also hear from Landcare Coordinator Emma Stone who is deep in the early flood recovery stage in the Northern Rivers, activating her local Landcare community and forging partnerships to build resilience.

This webinar explores how building place-based community networks, such as Landcare and Farmers For Climate Action groups, can help prepare surge capacity for times of disaster.Β  We also explore how self-care, community care and connection to country can improve mental health outcomes on the long road to recovery. There will be opportunities for Q and A.

Speakers

Emma Stone

Coordinator of the Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network (BRRVLN)

Emma StoneΒ  has been involved with Landcare as a volunteer in Northern NSW since 1999 and joined BRRVLN as the Landcare Coordinator in 2016. Her passions and project activity stretch across the broad scope of Landcare including projects focused on biodiversity, threatened species management, water quality, sustainable agriculture, environmental education in schools and resilient and connected rural communities. Emma,Β  is most inspired to help other Landcare groups to access tools, knowledge and resources to enable their visions become a reality.Β 

Dr Rob Gordon

Clinical Psychologist and Red Cross Consultant

Dr Rob Gordon is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of disaster recovery since Ash Wednesday in 1983. He is a consultant to Red Cross and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and has worked with people and communities after the Port Arthur shooting, the Bali Bombing, Black Saturday, the Christchurch Earthquake as well as numerous floods, fires, cyclones and other events throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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