Knock, knock Fergo…Let’s talk about Big Solar

Let’s make Martin Ferguson pay some Big Attention to Big Solar

Big Solar Poll Door-knocking – Sat March 31 and Sat April 14, 2012

RSVP to taegen -at-

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?

Martin Ferguson

Martin Ferguson who?

Oh, I used to be Minister for Energy but I got kicked out because I kept making excuses for my fossil fuel industry buddies instead of working to get Australia powered by large-scale solar…

What’s this about?

Do you think Martin Ferguson is doing enough to get renewable energy built in Australia? Would you rather he concentrated on building baseload solar power plants rather than defending coal and salivating over gas and uranium?

We would. But we are just crazy, CIA-funded greenies.

So, we need to know what the rest of his electorate thinks…

Unlike Fergo, we don’t need to buy the services of spies to find out. We thought we’d just go out and talk to our neighbours. We’re going to Clifton Hill, which has recently become part of his Batman electorate. We’re also going to Preston and Reservoir, to talk to his most loyal voters.

We’d love you to come along and help us have some interesting conversations about solar power and Martin Ferguson with the people he cares about second-most.*


When and where is the door-knocking happening?
Saturday March 31, 1pm – 4pm (CLIFTON HILL)
Meeting spot: Community Church of St Marks Hall, 100 Hodgkinson St, Clifton Hill.  See MAP.
Saturday April 14, 1pm – 4pm (PRESTON/RESERVOIR)
Meeting spot: 19 Murphy Grove (Nb. not Murphy Street), Preston. See MAP.


What will we be doing?

1 – 1.45pm         Briefing on the Big Solar Poll, doorknocking training and Q&A
1.45 – 2pm         Allocate maps and head with partner to doorknocking locations
2 – 4pm             Collect Big Solar Poll responses in your allocated area
4pm – later         Debrief at the closest decent pub (tbc)

What should you bring?

Water, sunscreen/umbrella (as appropriate), come on a bike if convenient…

To let us know you are coming along RSVP to taegen -at-


Who is running this?

These Big Solar Poll door-knocking activities are being organised by Yarra Climate Action Now and Darebin Climate Action Now. We are 2 local climate action groups made up of volunteers who live and work in Martin Ferguson’s seat of Batman.

The Big Solar campaign is bigger than just us. Coordinated by the team at 100% Renewables, it is a campaign that is being brought to life by over 50 community groups all across Australia. Together we will speak to thousands of Australians from all walks of life about solar power and the possibility large-scale, baseload solar power presents as a replacement for coal and a much better energy solution for Australia than gas.

Anyone interested in talking to their fellow community members about Big Solar and hearing what they think about Martin Ferguson’s efforts on solar to date is most welcome to join us.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please let us know if you are coming along. RSVP to taegen -at-

Queries? Call Taegen on 0438 787 026 or Jane on 0419 870 507

*People he cares about first-most should be obvious. If you need a hint, check out Minister Ferguson’s draft Energy White Paper.