Bellingen Chamber of Commerce

CEL News – AGM, Science & Spirit from the Kalang, and more

25 Nov

hello friends.
We hope this finds you safe and well…
We are convinced more than ever that building connection and community is the most important thing we can do right now.
Ecophilsopher Joanna Macy has informed our work in CEL since our inception, and we found this video podcast very insightful and helpful when thinking about how to build community so we thought we would share.
Let us know what you think.



You are invited to our
this week!
Tuesday, 26 November at 5:30pm
at the Bellingen Sustainability Centre.
Members and observers welcome.
Click here to become a member before the AGM.Perhaps you are interested in becoming a member of the CEL Board of Directors? Our core business is nature connection and environmental education. We are definitely not your “usual” kind of Board – while we definitely follow the proper procedures, we are also interested in creating systems of working that reflect the interconnected and emergent nature of the world we live in. So if you are interested  in joining a small group of passionate community members and planet-lovers, please contact us to have a chat.

The Coffs Coast Regional Science Hub (CCRSH) and the Centre for Ecological Learning (CEL) present
Science and Spirit: Stories of the Kalang
Come enjoy a delicious community dinner, then participate in an important and enlightening conversation with Gumbaynggirr teacher Uncle Micklo Jarrett and local ecologist Mark Graham about the ecology/geology of the Kalang Valley, and how this is connected to Gumbaynggirr stories and culture.TICKETS AVAILABLE VIA HUMANITIX HERE

Our Nature Kids course is full!
And the Explorers Club is filling up…. so get in while you can :) CEL is partnering with Camp Creative to bring three courses to campers in January 2020:

NATURE KIDS for children 5+
EXPLORERS CLUB for children 9+
LIVING LIGHTLY for adults and young people 16+

All three courses will be run by CEL mentors. We are excited to have this opportunity to share the CEL passion, knowledge, and FUN with campers from far and near.
REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW – don’t miss out!


The Centre for Ecological Learning (CEL) is a registered charity with DGR status that supports people of all ages to experience Earth-based, immersive, educational experiences that deepen our relationship with ourselves and the natural world. These experiences nourish, inspire and equip people with the knowledge and skills to go forth and adopt more ecologically sustainable ways of living in their personal lives and local community.