YCAN! Update

YCAN! has had a great and successful few weeks. We have been working with the Yarra Council to encourage and urge them to adopt a Zero Net Emissions Policy.
At the last council meeting (19th June) recommendations were passed from the report we called for – Reducing Yarra’s Greenhouse Emissions. These included the commitment of $225,000 dollars in the 07/08 budget for action on climate change issues and further consideration of the zero net emissions policy, in conjunction with the Environment Strategy (being undertaken by council at the moment).This is fantastic news and we congratulate the City of Yarra Council for understanding the urgency required for action on climate change and providing a platform for this to occur immediately.

In other news, on the 13th of June we held a community meeting focusing on community outreach issues. The meeting stimulated some interesting discussion and produced some clear projects to begin work on. These included – development of material for stalls and holding informative stalls at local events, running some local based forums within schools and business, and further developing a federal election campaign. If you are at all interested in these projects or have some further ideas please do not hesitate in contacting us. We believe this will be the start of putting our community on track for a zero emissions future.

Our next general meeting will be:
11th July, 6:30pm
Kindness House,
288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.