Since we can’t gather in the streets and wave our banner like we did last year in support of the School Strike 4 Climate, we did the only thing we could – gather on Zoom. And as the theme of this global action is Fund Our Future, Not Coal we decided to invite Scotty from Gas Marketing to our protest. Just to let him know what we think of his latest gas promotion.
Make your own SS4C (digital) protest and support the students here.
Yarra Council had only met four times for regular Council meetings this year, before the coronavirus shut them down. YCAN managed to make four submissions — one written submission, and three verbal submissions, including two at the final council meeting when social distancing rules were in place.
In the April Newsletter under Getting to Know Your YCAN Committee, we didn’t really intend it to be a mystery member. No prizes if you guessed who it was!
Somewhere between the draft and the published newsletter, the name dropped off. It was in fact Carole who is pictured in the newsletter with a handmade sign for the Victorian Interim Emissions Reductions Targets Campaign.
YCAN recently held their 2019 AGM. At the meeting, Geoff Golden was elected the incoming YCAN Convenor. This follows the decision by Kerry Echberg, after six years of passionate service in the role, to take a step back. Kerry will continue as an active member of the committee.
YCAN congratulates the other re-elected office bearers, including Carole Wilkinson (Deputy Convenor), Kevin Cato (Treasurer) and Sarah Deasey (Secretary).
Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN) invites Yarra residents and their friends to a free screening of the documentary 2040, from award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau.
To build on the momentum from the global climate strike (on September 20), join us to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we change the way we live and rapidly accelerate the climate and energy solutions already available.
Envirucation is a series of eight workshops to enable participants to increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of issues around climate change and environmental destruction. On Sunday 15 Sept climate expert David Karoly (just returned from an IPCC meeting in France), plus author and YCAN member Carole Wilkinson will be talking about Empowerment and Climate Change.
5-8 pm, Sun 15 Sept, Bargoonga Nganjin Library, 182 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy.
It’s a free event, but booking necessary for catering at Trybooking.