Ever wanted to know more about solar energy in our community? Well now’s your chance! Yarra Community Solar (YCS) in conjunction with the City of Yarra and YCAN is running a FREE event to share all the ins and outs of solar energy. Come spend a fun 2 hours exploring [...]
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.
Hey Food Gardening Fans! slip, slop, slap….& byo waterbottle to cycle or stroll our edible neighbourhoods route through Yarra’s diverse & inspiring mix of streetscape food gardens. Meet the gardeners and hear about the gardens at these times: 10.30am cnr Ramsden St/Clifton Av, Clifton Hill ( Melways 2C,K3) Yarra’s first ‘official’ resident-initiated council-permitted street planterbox foodgarden [...]
Surveying at the Sustainable Living Festival YCAN will be doing a little gentle surveying at the Sustainable Living Festival this weekend at Fed Square. The theme is cycling and the aim is to encourage Yarra Council to be bold. The survey is just 7 questions and is an easy survey with a receptive audience. We are [...]
Have your final say about the Copenhagen-style bike lane on Wellington Street! Tuesday 19 February, 6.30pm Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Rd, Richmond Wellington St is a popular and well connected route in the inner network. With over 400 riders in the 7-9am peak it provides a major transport function and serves as a viable connection from [...]
Check out these great memes and infographics on the link between human-caused global warming and Australia’s current record-breaking heatwave and bushfires. Share them around!
By George Monbiot - originally published in The Guardian Climate change clashes with the myth of a land where progress is limited only by the rate at which resources can be extracted. I wonder what Tony Abbott will say about the record heatwave now ravaging his country. The Australian opposition leader has repeatedly questioned the science and [...]
By Robert Cooper, published on Monday 29 October 2012 by Science 2.0 Hurricane Sandy, 2012: Massive and dangerous Hurricane Sandy has grown to record size as it barrels northeastwards along the North Carolina coast. - Jeff Masters, Weather Underground, Oct. 28 2012. Science paper, 2010: Fewer but fiercer and more-destructive hurricanes will sweep the Atlantic Basin in the 21st [...]
Energy retailers and coal/gas companies Origin Energy and Energy Australia (formerly TRUenergy) have been lobbying hard to water down or scrap Australia’s most effective renewable energy policy, the Renewable Energy Target. If you are with either of these energy retailers we suggest you switch to a more ethical company.
FREE workshop event - Saturday 17 November, 2 – 5pm 100 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill YCAN in conjunction with the Community Church of St Mark is holding an afternoon of all things sustainable. Think you’ve done everything you can to reduce your footprint? This free event might still be able to teach you a thing or two. [...]
They can walk daily half marathons, abseil off buildings, plan a 100% renewable energy economy while dumpster diving from their bicycles. And they can tweet. But are climate activists funny? Join Quit Coal, Climate Action Moreland and Beyond Zero Emissions for a night of champagne comedy for, by and about the climate movement at Brunswick [...]