Gippslanders can again enjoy Costa’s infectious charm and knowledge by going online as he acts as MC for the 2021 National Landcare Conference and National Landcare Awards, coming up on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 August.
With over 60 speakers from across the country, this free online conference during Landcare Week is an opportunity for Gippslanders and all Australians to learn more about Landcare and how they can get involved in their local community to care for their local environment.
As Landcare ambassador, Costa Georgiadis said he is excited to be part of this opportunity for the Landcare community to come together.
“The National Landcare Conference is a timely opportunity for people interested sustainable land management and conservation activities on their farm or land, in an urban environment, along the coast or in their backyard, to come together to share ideas and experiences in an inspiring forum,” said the Landcare Champion.
“Landcare has never been more important and relevant as we manage and plan for the future during uncertain times. It really is an honour to MC this event and I look forward to talking to all the speakers and delegates online.“
All speakers will live streamed and recorded, and include a hugely diverse range of topics. From mental health and wellbeing; bushfire recovery and resilience; to empowering rural women and meeting the challenges of climate change and much more.
Special guest speakers participating include former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson who will deliver the keynote address; Indigenous activist and climate action campaigner Dhani Gilbert, ANU scientist and academic Professor David Lindenmayer.
Author, filmmaker and Indigenous fire practitioner, Victor Steffensen will also lead a panel on integrating Indigenous perspectives for better land management, and the benefits cultural burn methods can bring for landcare groups, landowners and farmers. The Cultural Land Management panel has been scheduled at a very special time of Friday afternoon to close the conference along with young landcare leader and Kalari Wiradjjuri woman, Dhani Gilbert.
A highlight of the conference program is the 2021 National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner to celebrate the 69 finalists from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards, where winners of the nine National Landcare Awards categories will be announced. The winners of the Bob Hawke Landcare Award and the General Jeffery Soil Health Award will also be announced.
Do something this Landcare Week and get connected to Landcarers across the country with the National Landcare Conference & Awards and be inspired to do something in your community.
For more information about the conference program and to register visit nationallandcareconference.org.au