How to get involved with the Port Environment Centre

Contributing to our Strategic Plan

The Port Environment Centre has developed a draft strategic plan (April 2020), with input from the PEC committee, coordinator, volunteers and some key local stakeholders.
 
The strategic plan will be a guiding document for the centre, and help to shape our future activities over the longer term. From this, we intend to develop annual action plans to help us prioritise and focus our efforts.
 
We value your feedback on the draft strategic plan. What do you think? Have we missed anything important? If you have any feedback please contact us via email (hello@portenvironmentcentre.org.au)
 
 

Contributing to the Centre being Community Driven

The Port Environment Centre has recently received it’s certificate of incorporation and from 1 July 2020 is operating independently under the guidance of our Management Committee.

We are seeking a Hon Treasurer to join our Management Committee, someone with finance and/or accounting skills who has a passion for the environment.

You can find out more about the Treasurer role here.

We are always looking for people who can contribute ideas, skills, experience and passion to our Centre.

Register with the Centre as a potential Volunteer. 

 

Supporting our Gathering Place

The Centre aims to be open so that people can drop in to browse our resources, read and chat, check on opportunities for volunteering and access local information etc. PEC has some regular centre volunteers who can assist further with answering enquiries, keeping the Centre clean and well-presented, setting up for workshops and events, ‘hosting’ events or workshops at the Centre. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please register your interest.

Community environment groups are welcome to use the Centre, in line with our purpose, and are responsible for set up and clean up e.g. for a regular monthly meeting. We support many local groups in this way. If this is something you would like to learn more about, please contact us.

 

Living Sustainably

If you have experience, tips, resources that help you live sustainably, then PEC would be interested in what you’ve learnt, what you do and how that might be shared more broadly.  Some early ideas about how PEC might share include;

  • workshops e.g. how to have a balcony veggie garden, how to create a green wall
  • info and small case studies on website
  • Facebook posts

PEC partners with organisations and groups to offer workshops and develop projects e.g. re composting, recycling, active transport options.

If you’d like to learn more about living sustainably, come along to our workshops and events and keep checking out our website (we’ll be adding more resources over time).  We’d welcome volunteer support in researching, collating and presenting information about Living Sustainably.

 

Valuing the Natural Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Environment

There are many beautiful features for locals and visitors to enjoy, including beaches, walking & cycling paths, bushland, wetlands, islands, parks and adventure playgrounds. The Centre wants to promote free opportunities for individuals, families and children to enjoy these places, so feel free to post to our Facebook page and tell us why they matter to you.

 

Caring for and Learning about the Natural Coastal, Marine and Estuarine environment

PEC promotes the activities of local environment groups and coast, marine and estuarine groups.

Come into the Centre &/or look online to find out what these groups are doing and how you can get involved e.g. dune care, seagrass monitoring, clean ups, citizen science initiatives. PEC will partner with relevant government agencies e.g. Coast & Marine team of Adelaide & Mt Lofty NRM, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and with coast, marine and estuarine groups to offer events and develop projects.

If you have a great idea for an environmental project or group, do get in touch. The Centre hopes to support and nurture new activities and groups e.g. dune care groups, Adopt a Spot. The Centre can advise and support groups to get underway e.g. connecting them to the relevant Council and NRM staff, assisting with their quest for volunteers, promoting their activities.

If you’d like to be part of the PEC volunteer team, supporting coastal, marine and estuarine care initiatives, then please register as a volunteer.