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Towards a just and sustainable post carbon economy: Public forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 17th, 2011

24 November , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Roy Neel is currently Chief of Staff for former US Vice President Al Gore, overseeing his climate change advocacy programs, national and international political relationships and liaison with his clean energy business interests. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches courses in the U. S. Presidency, White House operations, and Presidential Campaigns, and White House Transitions. In this free public lecture Roy Neel will draw on his experience of climate change and sustainability politics in the United States to reflect on the key road blocks standing in the way of effective action and on the importance of creative and courageous leadership in driving a rapid transition to a just and prosperous post carbon economy.

Free, but please REGISTER:

6.30-8.00pm, Thursday, 24 November 2011
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston St, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Enquiries: Taegen Edwards,

The Climate Reality Project

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on September 8th, 2011

14 September , 2011

24 Hours of Reality

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.

24 Hours of Reality will be broadcast live online from September 14 to 15, over 24 hours, representing 24 time zones and 13 languages.

From Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Alaska, Jakarta to London, people living with the impacts of climate change every day will tell their story. You can experience as much as you like without even leaving your home. Click here to find the location — or locations — where you would like to watch a presentation. Due to logistical considerations, three of the presentations will be broadcast remotely from New York — Tonga, the Solomon Islands and French Polynesia — but will include local footage and information. All other presentations will be filmed on location around the world. In Australia, people will congregate in each State and Territory to watch the Australian element of the event unfold. Click the link below to find out more about the event, and how you can hold your own viewing party or join another.

RSVP to the event on Facebook here

Safe Climate Australia: transition to a zero-carbon economy

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on June 11th, 2009

An introduction to Safe Climate Australia – a not-for-profit group dedicated to planning the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Safe Climate Australia has been formed by a group of concerned climate scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the need for emergency action to restore a safe climate. Its aim is to deepen community understanding about both the scientific imperatives that demand action at great speed, and about how we can plan the rapid transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Safe Climate Australia will be officially launched at an event for 1,000 invited guests in Melbourne on July 13, with a keynote speech from Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore.

In the Media
The Sunday Age Article Gore weighs in for green group

Safe Climate Australia

Free presentation of Al Gore’s Slide Show

Posted in Movements by Ferne Edwards on May 1st, 2007

Like Rachel Carsons “Silent Spring”, Al Gores movie “an inconvenient truth” was a watershed in the environmental movement, it focused world attention on the problems of global warming and climate change. The precursor to this movie was the Al Gore Slideshow. A simple, but poignant, slideshow which clearly demonstrated the current impact and possible future impact of climate change, while dispelling the myths of global warming denial.

Sustainability Street is proud to present the “Al Gore Slideshow” which will be delivered by Al Gore trained presenter Gilbert Rochecouste.

7pm – 9pm Wednesday 30th May 2007
Preston Town Hall
Cnr Gower and High St Preston
Melways Ref Map 18 G-12

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