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Transition Decade Launch - Feb 14 2010 - Melbourne

The Transition Decade, a mass convergence and public meeting presenting a bold new shared plan to restore a safe climate.

Keynote Speakers Include:
Professor David de Kretser A.C, The Governor of Victoria
Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director ANU Climate Change Institute
Senator Christine Milne, Australian Greens
Uncle Bob Randall, Traditional owner of Uluru

Date: Sunday 14 February, 2010
Time: 12noon
Location: Melbourne Town Hall

admin – Wed, 2010 – 01 – 27 06:29

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Target 300 Report Release - 21 Jan 2010

Target 300 has release a report titled - How Kevin Rudd managed to turn solar photo voltaics (PV) into Australia's most greenhouse gas intensive form of energy production. The report outlines how selling of Renewable Energy Certificates under the Solar Credits Scheme burdens owners of solar PV systems with high levels of emissions for relatively little gain. The report concludes the solar credit scheme needs to be replaced.

Get the report from the Target 300 website.

admin – Wed, 2010 – 01 – 27 06:11

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Climate Emergency Rally - June 13th 2009

A national day of action on climate change is occurring around Australia calling for emergency action on climate change

TASMANIA, HOBART: 12pm Parliament House Lawns
WESTERN AUSTRALIA, PERTH: 12.30pm Forrest Place Perth
CANBERRA, CANBERRA: 12:15pm at Garema Place Civic
VICTORIA, MELBOURNE: 1:00pm at State Library
NSW, SYDNEY: 10:00am at Bangaroo, Hickson Road, Millers Point to Sydney CBD
NSW, WOOLONGONG: Wollongong Mall amphitheatre(cnr Crown & Church Sts, Wollongong)
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ADELIADE: 11am, Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square)

admin – Thu, 2009 – 06 – 04 07:18

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SUBMISSION - Burning Native Forest for Power - Due 13 Feb 2009

Renewable Energy Target Scheme – Exposure Draft Legislation

Submissions required to prohibit burning native forests for power

Due 13th February 2009

Background

In 2001 the Australian Government introduced a Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) scheme. The scheme aims to increase the uptake of renewable energy in Australia's electricity supply.

admin – Tue, 2009 – 02 – 10 07:19

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EVENT NSW - People's Blockade of the World's Biggest Coal Port - 21 March 2009 - Newcastle Harbour

In Newcastle, the world's biggest coal port, community groups have been campaigning against the doubling of coal exports from Newcastle Harbour. This campaign has involved large community protests and nonviolent direct action to shut down the coal industry.

Visit Rising Tide's website for more information: http://www.risingtide.org.au/

admin – Tue, 2009 – 02 – 10 07:08

PETITION NATIONAL - National gross feed in tariff

A new national petition to get a national gross solar feed in tariff by Australian renewable energy company, Energy Matters (http://www.energymatters.com.au/)

Visit the website to sign.

http://www.feedintariff.com.au/about.php

From the website....

"Let's get Australia moving on solar feed in tariffs!

admin – Tue, 2009 – 02 – 03 06:46

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EVENT VIC - Nov 23 Rally in Warburton to Protect Our Water Catchments from Woodchipping

Sunday November 23,2008

11.45am Story Reserve, at the rotunda

Next to Swing Bridge (near the Tennis courts)

Warburton Hwy, Warburton

Melways Ref Map 290 A4

Just over 1 hour from Melbourne/15minutes from Warburton logging is scheduled in Melbourne's pristine Cement & Armstrong Creek Water Catchments.

On Sunday November 23rd at 11.45am, join the Warburton Community, the Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Melburnians and Environmental Groups as they walk through Warburton to demonstrate opposition to the logging of our water catchments.

admin – Thu, 2008 – 10 – 30 05:51

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Walk Against Warming

Inspired by the Climate Emergency Rally Walk Against Warming is on again.

November the 15th around Australia and Canberra on the 6th of December.

See their website for more details.

admin – Tue, 2008 – 10 – 21 04:53

Support Austrlai's Youth Climate Network Getting to Poland

Those wonderful young people are looking for your help at raising funs to attend the next UN meeting on climate change in Poland.

They are running a movie night fundraiser at the Nova Cinema on the 23rd of October featuring The Coen brothers’ smash-hit comedy ‘Burn After Reading’

You need to pay before the night.

For full deatils check out their website.

admin – Tue, 2008 – 10 – 21 04:40

National Climate Torch Relay: Fitzroy - Brunswick - Northcote

organised by getup... link: www.climatetorch.com

The torch is lemon powered (acid battery), solar powered & wind powered!!

The Queen of Brunswick, Barb Wire will be receiving the torch from the Mayor of City of Yarra at Fitzroy town Hall 12.30pm Saturday 30.08.08.

Then the 'Queen of Brunswick', will be chauffeur ridden on a tandem bicycle to the Ceres environmental park with a large crowd of cyclists.

admin – Wed, 2008 – 08 – 27 10:29

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