An alarming article regarding the consequences of wastePlastic Ocean
Community Organising: confrontation vs consensus workshop Date: Tuesday 24th April 2007Venue : Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane MelbourneHost :The Change AgencyWorkshop: 4.30-8.00pm In the good ol’ days, every social change group knew how to do a street protest, or an occupation, or something even more confrontational. Today, many social change groups avoid any kind of [...]
On Tuesday night (17th April) Maribyrnong city council resolved various things to do with water and climate change, three resolutions were: – That Council becomes carbon neutral by 2015 for Council’s corporate activities.- That Council becomes carbon neutral by 2020 for Community (residential and commercial) emissions.- That Council prepares a detailed Action plan on reaching [...]
Each year the City of Yarra must prepare a budget, which is guided by the priorities set out in the Council Plan and a legal requirement for all councils. The development of the Budget provides an opportunity for members of the local community to comment on budget priorities, to make sure they accurately reflect community [...]
Unsurprisingly news from COAG (in this morning’s Age) Premiers, PM fail to agree on climateMr Howard rejected a proposal by the states to set up a national carbon emissions trading scheme by 2010, with a target of cutting emissions to 60 per cent of 2000 levels by 2050.Despite the impasse, Prime Minister John Howard described [...]
The Victorian government has approved a 160-megawatt wind farm to be built on farmland at Mt Mercer, about 30 kilometres south of Ballarat.It is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 73,000 homes. “The Mt Mercer wind farm will be a win for the environment, a win for jobs and a win for [...]
Not strictly an environment issue, but it is important that everybody concerned about climate change votes in the upcoming Federal election. Some recent changes made by the government may affect your eligibility to vote. The changes made by the Howard Government have made it harder to enrol to vote and harder to update your details. [...]
for your interest:follow this link to see a transcript of the 7:30 Report from 31st of January this year. Interview with David Mills,one of Australia’s leading solar innovators, regarding the lack of interest in his technology from government and energy associations in this country.
if you’re new to this issue you might be wondering what you can do to make small differences at home as well – check out Greenpeace’s 12 steps to save electricity (and help the planet) for practical information and tips.
again in the Age todayBusiness counters PM to back emissions targets“AUSTRALIA’S top companies say the country must set concrete targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years as the centrepiece of policies to combat climate change.”This is in response to Howard’s recent attack on emissions targets as proposed by opposition leader Kevin [...]