With a dedicated army of unpaid volunteers, we work in partnership with local residents and Manly Council. The emphasis is on teamwork and cooperation. We want our home and the world to be clean, green and vibrant. This is a unique opportunity for those looking for practical experience in the environmental industry. MEC is recognised by the Department of Education, national and international universities, Northside Community Connect, Northern Beaches Business Education Network Inc and Professional Pathways Australia.
The duties of MEC volunteers are consistent with the functions of the MEC, i.e. information and resources, environmental education, advocacy, research, and events. Some of the duties and tasks carried out by volunteers in the MEC are ongoing. These tasks require permanent volunteers throughout the year; this includes duties related to information and resources, and administration duties. Other duties come up periodically, or on an as needed basis: this includes assistance with education projects or event preparation. These specific projects may be for a fixed period only. Some volunteers assist with many different projects in their time as a volunteer at the MEC. Discover new skills, gain experience, meet new people and volunteer in a rewarding, flexible environment!
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To celebrate Guringai Festival 2013, a collaborative project was conceived between Manly Community Centre; Lotte Conradi, community creative; Manly Environment Centre; Warringah Council along with Northern Beaches Aboriginal community members to engage community groups and individuals.
The Manly Environment Centre is celebrating NSW Bike Week 2013 (14 - 22 September) with a ‘Bike Life Festival’ from 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday, 22 September at Lagoon Park, Manly, east side of Pittwater Road, Queenscliff.
An official launch event for the ‘Bike Life Festival’, hosted by the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, will get underway from 11.00am (22 September).
The ‘Bike Life Festival’ is a fun, interactive, all-inclusive community event celebrating 112 years of Cycling in Manly.
The fun will begin with a ‘Retro Ride’ leaving from Manly Art Gallery & Museum, on West Esplanade Reserve close to Manly Ferry Wharf at 10.00am – proceeding to the Bike Life Festival.
Dress retro or vintage for this ride. Prizes will be awarded for the ‘Best Dressed’ - adult and child; and ‘Best Dressed Bike’ – adult and child.
A free refreshment voucher will be given to all riders who participate in the Retro Ride, to redeem at the Festival.
Other activities include bike related stall holders; free bike safety inspections and helmet fittings, bike maintenance workshops; artists painting ‘en plein air’; bike games and prizes including Cycling Safety Kits.; live entertainment powered by pedal-power with a highlight of the program - locals Uncle Jed performing – currently in the running of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’; BBQ, coffee, mobile Mexican cantina, and much more.
Two new events! Cyclo-cross competitions will be held for adults and children; bike mechanics compete head to head against novices in a ‘Fix-a-Flat’ Competition – find who is the fastest person to change a flat tyre – final showdown blindfold.
BYO bike & pump to enter this fun event.
Jump on your bike and join us at the Bike Life Festival!
A Focus Raven Rookie 20” Mountain Bike & Specialized Helmet valued at over $389 (children’s draw) or
A Polygon Town 3 – Beach Cruiser, Shimano Nexus 3 speed & Specialized Hemet valued at over $800! (Adult draw)
Runner- up prizes include: Cycling Safety Kits – including a Specialized Hemet, D-lock, bell. Prizes to be drawn on entertainment stage at 3.15pm.
Move Mindfully in Manly.
This is what has been sighted around town so far, including Bike Racks Wrapped by;
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATIONS (EMR)
MANLY ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (AIR)
NORTH HEAD SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (WATER)
RECYCLING/ PRESS CUTTINGS
STICKERS & POSTCARDS
CDL – CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION
ENERGY EFF HOUSING / CLIMATE CHANGE
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS
MANLY HERITAGE INFO (see Teaching Resources Section)
PLASTIC BAGS & BOTTLES
BURNT BRIDGE CREEK MEDIA
CABBAGE TREE BAY
LOCAL HISTORY (LOCATED IN TEACHING RESOURCES)
MANLY BABY HEALTH CENTRE
MANLY DAM MEDIA
MANLY LAGOON MEDIA
MANLY MARINE FLORA & FAUNA
MANLY TERRESTRIAL FLORA
MANLY OCEAN BEACH AND STORM DAMAGE
NORTH HEAD ISSUES INCL ST PATRICK, POLICE COLLEGE
NORTH HEAD SANCTUARY
NORTH STORAGE TUNNEL MEDIA
SEAFORTH LANDS AND TAFE
SPIT BRIDGE WIDENING
SYDNEY HARBOUR PLANNING NSW
Stepping off the Manly Ferry at dusk, Sara was finally ready to unwind after a long day at the office. Having signed off from her last work-related call of the day, she was looking forward to relaxing at home with her partner and small daughter. But as she walked past the boardwalk by the wharf, she stopped to get a quick glance of her favourite friends – the Little Penguins.