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This is the spot where the team from the 100% Renewable campaign will post blogs and notifications. Follow us to receive updates from the campaign.
The Walk for Solar ended on 30th September with a resounding rally of 1500 people in Adelaide and a national groundswell of support was clearly evident in the 20 SOLARdarity Walks held around the country from Cable Beach in Broome to the top of Mt Kosciuzsko, in Perth and all up the east coast as far as Townsville and Cairns.
Last Wednesday I found myself busily searching for an an internet cafe on Collins St, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.
Last weekend, groups started flyering in ALP seats around the country, worried that their MPs will cave in to the big polluters and see the carbon price do very little for renewable energy, despite huge community support for renewable energy.
Today, we're excitedly heading to Canberra to present a Report on 14,000 Renewable Energy Conversations - conversations held by thousands of you in every corner of the country over the last four months - to the members of the Multi-party Climate Change Committee.
05/06/2011 11:00 am
Across Australia on June 5 people will stand up and say YES to action on climate change a price on pollution!
At 11am (1pm in Brisbane, 1.30 in Canberra) on Sunday, June 5, we'll come together in every major city to show our support for action on climate change.
The committed team from Lighter Footprints braved the icy weather in Melbourne last Saturday to test their skills at doorknocking after a training session. We all learned a lot and got a real feel from the experience about the effort required. Danae facilitated the day and did a great job, as always. Thanks to Fiona for the venue and the hospitality. Thanks also to Lynne, Lynn, Jenny and Joan for committing the time to the cause. National Doorknock Day next Saturday!
Lindsay and Duncan from Climate Action Newcastle met with Minister Greg Combet on Tuesday, to share information with him about all of you - the very many committed community members who are working for renewable energy in their communities, and who will fight for a price on pollution that will deliver good renewable energy outcomes.
Expect a more detailed blog post from Lindsay later today with more interesting commentary as to how the meeting went, but in the meantime, we've put out the following media release:
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We are holding our first ever national online phone link up, where people from around the country will be coming together to share information on on how the campaign is progressing.
This one hour phone link up will:
* share information on the current political landscape and importance of the next six weeks in ensuring a good outcome for renewable energy in the pollution price debate
* provide an opportunity to share experiences and learnings from campaign activities so far;
In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.
The coming weeks will prove to be very important for the future of renewable energy in Australia.
Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co
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The Sydney Morning Herald published a great article about our sustainable house in their Earth Hour wrap around on Friday, March 25: http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/modest-outlay-for-a-model-of-sustainability-20110325-1c9ez.html
The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf
Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables! There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing a national FiT insteadl!!
I’m currently desk-bound, against my will.
02/04/2011 11:00 am
Sydney, do you want shock-jocks calling the shots?
Or are you sick of the shock-jocks spreading fear about taking action on climate change?
This weekend, the climate fear campaign is coming to Sydney – Alan Jones and Chris Smith are on air today promoting another rally against climate action like the one they held in Canberra last week and Melbourne the week before. Let's prove that they don't speak for Sydney!
Posted by Nicky Ison
Last Tuesday afternoon I lugged to the post office, letters to 226 Federal Senators and MPs on behalf of a substantial 111 community groups! These community groups came from all states and territories across Australia.
At our recent training workshop for Regional Victoria we had over 20 participants from all across the state as well as people from South Australia and Hobart. Pretty much everyone came away feeling empowered and ready to roll out the campaign in their own communities.
But as part of the process I discovered how much we underestimate our own power to effect change in our community.
When it comes to getting action on climate change most of us feel more comfortable knowing that other, more knowledgeable, people are looking after things for us.
I go door knocking with my confidence a little dented after Stephen, noticing my unusually neat appearance, comments I look a bit Mormonish. Stephen is casually dressed in shorts and a freshly ironed 100% t-shirt. Hmmm, perhaps the dark slacks, dark green shirt and wide brimmed white hat with paisley ribbon is, well, not so much Mormonish as Texan-Cowboy-Goes-to-the-Beach. Oh well, too late to change and anyway I really like that hat, it often brings me luck.