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March 2019

bullet point Events at CERES, Lentil As Anything, and Green Faith
bullet point Book for Kanchana at Tamil Feast - 10 April
bullet point Updates and an event
bullet point New Committee
bullet point Flying this Year?

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Events at CERES, Lentil As Anything, and Green Faith

The crew at Journeys for Climate Justice are excited to have Kanchana Weerakoon return to Australia. Her last visit was in 2016. 

There are many opportunities to catch up with her during her visit between 6th and 30th April.

This time, she's talking at the Tamil Feast on 10th April - see below for bookings. It's at CERES Environmental Park in Brunswick.

More information soon on the next events - CERES gardening/nature workshops (9.30am Wed 17th) Lentil as Anything breakfast in Abbotsford (10am Sat 27th), Green Faith in Collingwood (5pm Easter Sunday 21st) and Earth@Peace conference in Parkville (23-24th, sold out).

Stay tuned for more details via our website and facebook pages.

Kanchana is pictured (in blue top) with youth who led the 2018 Yanni Yathra.

Read on!

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Book for Kanchana at Tamil Feast - 10 April

Kanchana will be speaking during the meal on Wednesday 10th. The event starts at 7pm. 

Book here -  do it soon as these events fill quickly, and make sure you book the correct night.

Here's the theme of Kanchana's talk: An experiential journey towards inner change and transformational leadership and bringing people together through food systems and action on climate change.

I wonder if we can entice gardening guru Costa to come? He would love it. Pictured in centre with some of the cooks, he hosts Friday night's gardening show on ABC TV.

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Updates and an event

JCJ continues to support great initiatives. Here's a snapshot about those initiatives and the work of some of the people connected to JCJ. 

  • Kanchana is now living in New Delhi, India but continues her conservation work in Sri Lanka. She's active with Edible Routes Foundation in India
  • Chapa led Vanni Yathra, the 2018 bicycle journey through the north of Sri Lanka. The final report has lots of great photos.
  • Kate Gorringe-Smith is a keen JCJ supporter. Along with other artists, she organised the travelling photo exhibition The Overwintering Project.
  • Internationally recognised pianist Elyane Laussade donated part-proceeds of a recent concert to the Carteret Islanders resettling on Bougainville. Kanchana will be a special guest at her next matinee concert and lunch on Thursday 11th April. Elyane will play pieces by Beethoven and Mendelssohn on piano with international violinist Andrew Sords and Luke Severn on cello. Email Elyane to book in if you would like to come. Cost is $50 cash. Venue is Elyane's home studio in Doncaster East.
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New Committee

JCJ has a new committee. The photo shows long-time supporter Barbara Baird swapping stories with four committee members Sophie Schmidt, Tony Gleeson, Elyane Laussade (Treasurer) and Natalie Laussade-Long.

Other committee members not shown are Kanchana Weerakoon (president), Jack Schmidt (secretary), Colin Long (vice-president) and Jim Crosthwaite.

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Flying this Year?

 Have you flown or are you planning to this year? Flying releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere which contributes to climate change. Although many airlines offer you the option of offsetting your personal emissions, many of these schemes have limited impacts.

Instead, why not donate to JCJ's alternative to carbon offsets scheme and support projects that make a real difference to vulnerable communities in Asia.

Donate directly here.
For more on carbon offsets and alternatives, click here.

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