Next Meeting: 6.30pm at the Watershed, 218 King Street, Newtown, every second Wednesday (June: 8th and 22nd. July: 6th and 20th. August: 3rd, 17th and 31st…)
Doorknock to Unlock Clean Energy – Saturday 28th May
Here’s your chance to have an impact on the future of action on climate and renewables this weekend – by taking part in the National Doorknock Day this Saturday, part of 20,000 conversations nationally.
We know that pollies listen to their communities, and doorknocking is one of the most effective methods of giving those communities a voice.
Plus chatting to other inner westies is not as scary as you might think – it’s easy and fun, check out these videos if you don’t believe us!
RSVP here and meet us on Saturday in Dulwich Hill.
When: 1.30pm-4.30pm, this Saturday.
Where: Morton Park – it’s between Gould Avenue and New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill. Click here for directions.
Transport: If you’re taking the bus, the 428 (Canterbury to City via Newtown) stops on the New Canterbury Road side, or it’s a 10min walk from Lewisham train station.
We’ll provide training & equipment, all you’ll need to bring is comfy shoes and your smile!
See it is fun! Check it out…
(And so much more, that we’re busy planning it! We’ll put content up here soon…)
The Climate Summit is coming!
The national Community Climate Network is holding its third summit on Saturday 9th – Monday 11th April.
This year’s event focuses on the theme “from the ground up” and is a great opportunity to share information and collaborate to build the community movement for real action on climate change. Program highlights includes panels on the latest climate science, carbon pricing and climate in the media, and well as a full round up of inspiring and creative community climate campaigns from around the country.
Australia’s Climate Action Summit
9-11 April, 2011
Only $25 per day (waged), $10 per day (unwaged).
Please check out http://climatesummit.org.au/ for full details.
This conference is for anyone who is active on climate issues, wants to get involved or just wants to learn more about “the great moral challenge of our time”.
To sign up for regular event updates or to propose a workshop, please email us at email@example.com.
Contact Lucy Manne on 0417 387 516 for more information.
People’s Blockade of the World’s Biggest Coal Port
Join hundreds of people in a fun, safe, effective and peaceful protest against the tripling of coal exports from Newcastle harbour. It’s a family friendly event with fun, food and music!
Borrow a kayak or BYO creative floating vessel.
What is it?
On the 13th of March 2011, hundreds of people will peacefully occupy Newcastle harbour and prevent the passage of coal ships. This will be the sixth action of its kind in Newcastle. No one has ever been arrested. In March 2010, we successfully stopped all ship movements in the harbour for the day.
Why blockade the coal port?
The export coal industry is Australia’s biggest and fastest growing contribution to climate change.
In May 2010, a third coal terminal was opened in Newcastle. This will bring Newcastle’s export capacity to 180 million tonnes of coal every year. This coal, when burned, will produce roughly as much carbon pollution as we produce from all sources, right across Australia. Within 10 years the coal corporations plan to export over 300 million tonnes of coal per year.
This madness has to stop. The climate crisis is deepening and time is fast running out. Politicians are failing to take action, so we have to do it ourselves… and we’d love you to join us!
Sunday 13th March, 10am – 3.30pm
Horseshoe Beach, Newcastle (the dog beach) – click here for a map link.
We are calling for:
- An immediate moratorium on the expansion of the coal industry in Australia.
- A staged phase-out of the existing coal industry, replacing all coal industry jobs with jobs in renewable energy industries.
Our Energy Future – A Community Forum
Gas mining in St Peters? New coal fired power stations for NSW? More cuts to renewable energy programs?
We have some important choices to make about our energy future this year, and Marrickville is one of the most hotly contested seats in NSW.
So come to this community forum and hear your Marrickville state election candidates views on community concerns about coal seam gas mining and coal fired power, and learn more about what you can do.
With SPECIAL GUEST, comedian Rod Quantock!
When: Monday 14th March, 6.30 – 8pm.
Where: St Peters Town Hall, 39 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham.