EYE is a group of inspired youth from the Bellingen Shire in New South Wales, Australia, who have a passion for our planet. We aim to strengthen the connections between youth and the natural world, while becoming empowered to lead the way to a more environmentally sustainable future.
EYE youth and mentors work together to provide adventurous and enlightening nature camps and leadershiptraining, are involved in communityprojects – on themes such as street art and local food – and participate in Landcare.
EYE is visioning up an amazing future. Please join us!
4:00 to 5.30 pm - open to any youth in Year 7 and up. 5:30-7:00 - Parents and Community welcome to help celebrate EYE in 2013. Yummy food, slide show, Plastic Bag presentation, and a big Nature Game tournament - all welcome!
The EYE Leadership group spend a lovely weekend in Gleniffer. We brainstormed, visioned, swam, ate had stacks of fun, but most importantly we came up with a plan for 2013! Stay tuned for more info soon. Check out some photos in the gallery.
We have just received wonderful news…..the Centre for Ecological Learning (EYE’s parent organisation) has been given funding for two years worth of youth camps and projects! The Youth Opportunities grant from the NSW government will provide us with a part time Project Management team and 4 camps each year, plus follow up projects with community mentors. As you can imagine, we are all thrilled and delighted and looking forward to an amazing couple of years. Stay tuned!
We have decided it is tEYEme to invEYEte everyone for a huge big EYEdea Brainstorm!
What do we all want EYE to be? The skEYE is the limit! (okay, sorry, enough EYEpuns…)
Please come along on Sunday, 2 September to No. 5 Church Street at 6:00 pm. They are putting on a big veggie feast for us, $18 a person. Adults definitely welcome – in fact, needed! Then depending on how many we are, we will either have our big brainstorm session at No 5 or move up to the Environment Centre.
Claire will be leading some of those famous EYE games from 4:30 on the north side of the river, …
EYE had the most amazing day last Saturday at the incredibly fantastic Bellingen Energy Festival. 15 EYE youth met with our hero Bob Brown and the lovely Ellen Sandell from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, in a 45 minute session – in which we shared our EYE DVD and why we are EYE, and heard from them what has inspired them. We got to ask questions too. And give them tshirts. And Bob gave us some of his books!! It was an amazing time. Then later in the day, after Dick Smith spoke to a huge crowd, Uma and Saxon presented him with an EYE tshirt and our DVD. He …
Davidson’s Plum Jam
Davidson plum or Davidsonia Jerseyana is native to the sub-tropical rainforests of Northern New South Wales. The fruit of this tree is extremely tart and only the very brave would attempt to eat it raw. It’s also very low in pectin so to make a nice thick jam you’ll need to add some. Rather than add the commercial stuff, we experimented with green apples. The following recipe works quite well and the resulting jam has a tangy/sweet taste which goes particularly well with toasted macadamia and fruit bread from Hearthfire Bakery – and this is how we had …