Earth Jam is SA's music and arts festival for the planet.
On February 10th, South Australia’s art, music and environmental communities came together for Earth Jam: A celebration of their shared vision for a better future.
The energetic and action-packed night cultivated a space for people to engage with SA’s environmental community in so many different ways…
- Brilliant music from Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Druid Fluids, Bromham, Naomi Keyte, Tell Mama, Gallery One and the Bait Fridge.
- Stalls from 12 engaging environmental community organisations, enabling attendees to platform their passions.
- Enlivening speeches from five leaders in the environment space.
- Earth inspired art performances and installations from the Bait Fridge Collective.
- Roaming interviews with the crowd about their climate concerns and visions for the future, to be translated into advocacy.
- A beautiful open space with delicious food and drink for people to enjoy the evening.
All of these elements came together to create a beautiful, uplifting collective of people unified in the clear vision of a community coming together to care for people and the planet.
Check out the NCS Facebook page for event photos, and keep following the Nature Conservation Society and Conservation Council’s social media for more updates to come!
Help us make Earth Jam even better!
We’ve created a feedback survey, so that we can take on your advice on what worked well with the event, and what we could do better. Filling this out would help us immensely with event reflection and planning. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/earthjamfeedback
Learn more about the stalls of Earth Jam…
Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) are a group of local young people working together to lead campaigns for climate justice. They are looking to expand their volunteer base in SA, so don’t hesitate to sign up via their website or get in touch with them on socials.
Adelaide Sustainability Centre
Adelaide Sustainability Centre is a community hub based in the Joinery in Adelaide CBD. It runs workshops, offers resources and information to build community capacity, and ultimately is a space to connect with people in a positive, sharing environment.
Bob Brown Foundation
The Bob Brown Foundation carries on the work of one of Australia’s pioneering environmentalists through action to protect critical threatened habitat. Whilst largely based in Tassie, the BBF’s work extends far, with campaigns to protect native forests across Australia as well as the Antartic Ocean in international waters. For Adelaide folk, the upcoming March in March for native forests is a great way to get involved.
Breathe Easy Revegetation Projects
Breathe Easy Revegetation Projects is an environmental initiative working hard to protect and enhance the precious ecology of South Australia. Breathe Easy co-ordinates community planting days bringing young people together to make positive change whilst also giving the opportunity to local businesses to offset their unavoidable environmental impacts. Keep an eye out for upcoming projects on their social media to get involved.
Conservation Council of South Australia
Conservation Council of South Australia is SA’s peak conservation body and co-host of Earth Jam. The Conservation Council actively speaks up for our environment through numerous campaigns such as Protecting Adelaide’s Trees, Save St Kilda Mangroves, and Healthy Rivers in the Murray Darling Basin. You can follow their campaigns and get involved through their website.
Landcare Association of South Australia is an independent, not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to supporting and advocating for community Landcare and ecologically sustainable management in South Australia. Use the website to find your local Landcare group to get involved.
Port Environment Centre
Port Environment Centre is a community driven organisation and ‘gathering place’ that supports the community in living sustainably, valuing, caring for, learning about and enjoying the experience of the natural coastal, marine and estuarine environment. They have lots of ways to get involved through citizen science, community projects and various events.
SAGE (South Australian Grassroots Ecosystem) is a key supporter of Earth Jam, which makes sense because they are all about building an earth-focussed community. They hold monthly gatherings on the last Sunday of every month where people can come along and share a meal with other like minded people and connect with different causes happening in the community. Learn more by coming along to the next SAGE gathering, signing up to their email list, or joining their Facebook group.
SEED Mob is a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice. It is all about pursuing a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. They are actively seeking support from Indigenous and non-Indigenous mob, so sign up via their website to get involved.
SA Urban Food Network
SA Urban Food Network is a shared community vision for a regenerative local food system. They host a variety of resources and projects, such as the Adelaide Edible Garden Trail, aimed at strengthening the local food systems. Visit their website to learn more about the services they offer, or sign up to volunteer your time.
SA Youth Climate Alliance(SAYCA), previously known as Adelaide School Strike for Climate, is a collective of passionate young activists across SA united for the climate. They have a strong presence at local rallies, events, and are valued vocal advocates for climate action. See the latest post on their Instagram to see how to get involved.
The Wilderness Society SA
The Wilderness Society SA has long been one of our country’s most influential bodies for taking action for conservation. They passionately campaign to protect, promote and restore wilderness. Two of their current campaigns centre around protecting the Great Australian Bight and Lake Eyre Basin. Become empowered to learn about their campaigns and get involved through their website.
Trees for Life
Trees for Life is a not for profit community based organisation working with everyday people to help restore our natural environment through revegetation. They improve the health of natural landscapes through restoration initiatives, and improve awareness about nature through engaging community. From attending workshops, to raising seedlings, there are so many ways to get involved with Trees for Life, so check out their website to learn more.