URGENT ACTION TONIGHT: Urban Ag Facilitator at risk…again

The position of Urban Agriculture Facilitator has been earmarked for axing again in the 2015-16 City of Yarra Draft Budget. Come and help us overturn this decision TONIGHT at the Fitzroy Town Hall, 6.30.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak against what some councillors are calling “middle-class welfare”.
See today’s article in The Age
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/guerilla-gardens-yarra-residents-defend-urban-agriculture-officer-position-20150519-gh59r8.html

Bring Out your Bills!

To support the Livewell “Decarb Your Life” program, our next meeting will be a special event hosted by award-winning sustainable architect Ande Bunbury to discuss reducing our carbon footprint in practical ways. We’re asking all those interested to bring along their household bills to the meeting. 7pm, Wednesday 13 May Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (20 Princes St, Carlton) Please RSVP to Kerry – echberg@netspace.net.au If you can’t join us on the night, you can still sign up to be involved in one of the 10 decarb groups in Yarra.

YCAN makes submission at EW Link Hearing

Yesterday YCAN made a submission at the EW Link Hearing, expressing our total opposition to the toll road and calling for a public transport option.

RACV’s General Manager Public Policy was one of the other submitters. He said RACV supported the toll road, despite the fact that only 38% of RACV members are in favour of it. It seems that the Premier isn’t the only one who thinks that the tollroad construction doesn’t require a mandate.

Public Transport Not Traffic – Friday Morning Coordinated Action

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YCAN is proud to be part of Public Transport Not Traffic (PTNT), a strong new community campaign bringing together groups from across Melbourne: Frankston to Bentleigh; Werribee to Dandenong Ranges, to demand world-class public transport for all. Check out the new website, http://www.publictransportnottraffic.org/

PTNT is kicking off with a campaign launch this Friday 29 November, during morning peak hour, at train stations across Melbourne. YCAN will be leafleting commuters at Richmond and Clifton Hill stations to spread the word about a new online survey for Melbourne’s transport future. The survey and campaign launch are on our website, so please check it out: http://www.publictransportnottraffic.org/

Where: Richmond and Clifton Hill Stations.

When: Friday 29th Nov from 7.00am to 9am. 

If you have half an hour or more to spare give Mack a call on 0422 952-554 to join the roster and be part of this coordinated morning of action.

Solar Citizens invite YCAN to Canberra

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Solar Citizens, an exciting new community project to unite solar interests across Australia, has invited YCAN’s Ian Mack to Canberra to lobby the federal government for better renewables policy.

Ian will travel to Canberra on December 1-2 with a team of Solar Citizens. He will meet with politicians on behalf of all Australia’s solar owners to share the success story of solar and ask them to do more to support solar power.

But he needs our help to get there.

Can you chip in a small amount? Donations will go towards covering Ian’s travel and accommodation costs.

For more info go to: Solar-Citizens-Mack

 

Lunchtime leafleting at the RACV

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Fancy a little lunchtime leafleting?

Well come join us out the front of the RACV Shop Melbourne to hand out election scorecards.

YCAN takes democracy seriously, and what better way to exercise your democratic right than to vote in an election. But with only 7% of eligible members voting last year, the RACV clearly needs a hand getting the word out. So if you’re in the neighbourhood or committed to the cause, come help us spread the word – every vote counts, especially when there are two candidates who, if elected, will make sure that public transport is on the agenda of this powerful transport organisation. No previous experience required.

Where: out the front of RACV Shop Melbourne, 438 Little Collins Street Melbourne

When: 12noon-2pm every day this week (Mon 30th Sep – Fri 4th Oct)

To view the RACV election scorecard go to: RACVscorecard.com

Thanks for your support.

RACV Scorecard – Now Online

The RACV election is shaping up to be a referendum on how to deal with Melbourne’s congestion woes. Some candidates think public transport is the answer. Others want to build the East-West link. If you’re confused about who’s saying what, then head to RACVscorecard.com.

YCAN, on behalf of the Coalition of Climate Action Groups, has produced a handy little scorecard to help eligible RACV service or personal members make an informed decision in the upcoming election. Go to RACVscorecard.com to learn more about each candidate and then register your vote!

Transport decisions, like the East-West toll road, will have a major impact on Melbourne’s liveability and will affect our ability to tackle climate change. RACV has the power to influence these decisions and YOU have the power to influence the RACV.

All votes must be received before October 11th. So what are you waiting for! Go Vote.

Oh and if you happen to have misplaced your ballot paper don’t worry. RACV will mail another copy to you. Just ring 1300 737 880 and quote your RACV membership number.

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RACV Members Unite! Defend Public Transport!

Your membership of RACV is being used by Premier Napthine to manufacture a mandate for building the toll road. BOO! HISS!

BUT there is an election on for the RACV Board right now.

DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!

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DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!

You will be able to vote for Public transport!

YCAN is part of an action to see RACV Members can make an informed decision!

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DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto!

There will be a Scorecard letting everyone know where the Candidates stand on supporting what their members actual want, within the next few days.

Tell your friends, family, workmates.

Save the Royal Auto from the bin & get ready to vote!

We will be sharing the scorecard with you shortly!