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 […]
Welcome to the Yarra Climate Action Now website!
This website contains information about what we do, how you can help us achieve a sustainable and safe future, and information about the climate crisis in general and specific to inner Melbourne.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! Repeat DO NOT THROW OUT your Royal Auto! You will be able to vote for […]
We have just had RUOK Day , so it seems a reasonable time to ask. Are you OK? The Federal election has changed the landscape of Australian politics and elections are always a good time to take stock of what the future holds and what we need to do. WHAT WE FACE. It would not […]
Our friends at Yarra Energy Foundation have given us a heads up about an interesting Smart Blocks event: http://yarraprojectzero.org.au/mart-blocks-provides-help-to-make-your-building-better/ From data via the City of Yarra website we know 26.2% live in high density. So this event is highly relevant for many people in Yarra. Briefly, Smart Blocks provides a collection of helpful tools that […]
A meeting for residents whose homes are going to be directly effected by the anti East-West Tollroad will follow immediately after the public rally at 1pm Sat 31 Aug in the Smith Reserve, Fitzroy (next to Fitzroy Pool). The meeting is next door at the Pool. The meeting is to help support residents, discuss concerns and consider […]
YCAN continues to hold street stalls and talk to the community. This coming weekend we will be in Richmond. Saturday 10am to 1pm Corner of Bridge Rd & Church St, Richmond. Join with us. We will have information on the Trains Not Toll Roads (TNT) Campaign and if you want to have a talk […]
SOLAR Photo Day Quick update on Yarra Community Solar. We have a team of excellent people squirreling away at developing the project. And like that swan you see gracefully swimming, we are serenely gliding along. Meanwhile under the waterline there is a mass of activity as we paddle this project along. One of the many […]