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Campaign to Invest in Solar Thermal

Posted in Policies, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on September 28th, 2012

Source: Get Up

>>Invest in Solar Thermal

Right now there’s a proposal on the table to replace two of the highest polluting coal fired power stations in Australia with solar thermal. Building Australia’s first solar thermal plant in Port Augusta will help create hundreds of new jobs – and reduce harmful emissions that are contributing to climate change. It will deliver local investment and will do a great deal to mitigate long-standing community concerns about health issues related to the coal fired power plant.

There’s only one group of people who are yet to get behind it, and that’s the Government. Email your ALP MP using our tool [visit the web page] and ask them to commit to using our two existing renewable energy funds (ARENA and the CEFC) to fund Australia’s first solar thermal power plant.

Comic Emissions: Comedy Gala Night

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 18th, 2011

13 August , 2011
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Early Bird Ticket Prices until July 31
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Seeking support for Pants to Poverty campaign

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on June 18th, 2009

Please see message below.

I am involved in a new campaign to have the chemical endosulphane present in pesticides used in the cultivation of cotton banned for its negative human and environmental side effects. The campaign is the brainchild of a UK group called Pants to Poverty. I am helping them to launch here in Australia.

I was wondering whether you would have any good ideas as to which groups would be good to approach. Also would you know of anyone working on these kinds of issues here in Melbourne?

Let me know,

Buy Nothing Day this Saturday November 29!

Posted in Movements by Ferne Edwards on November 24th, 2008

Buy Nothing Day – an international campaign fostered by the Adbusters Foundation – will be held around the world this Saturday November 29. Buy Nothing  Day is a day to stop and think about our current state of consumption – why and how much we do it and what are the consequences? So if you see some people publicly cutting up credit cards, walking around supermarkets as cheerful zombies or taking a whirl around the store and distracting all the dedicated shoppers, you’ll know what its about! I haven’t been able to find if there’s any dedicated actions occurring in Melbourne, but if so, please post details in the comment box below. To find out more about Buy Nothing Day visit

Mobilising for change workshop

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 23rd, 2008

What: “Mobilising for Change“, a workshop for people seeking to build engaging campaigns
When: Friday and Saturday, 17-18 October 2008/9:30am-5:00pm
Where: RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne
Facilitator: James Whelan and Holly Hammond, The Change Agency
Cost: $150/$300/$500 (including resources and refreshments) Please contact Holly Hammond to discuss your fee at 0421 508 446
Registration: Download Registration Form

Please contact Gill Davy at 9925 2910 or

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Stop Food Waste campaign!

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2008

Please find a post below from the Notebook editor, Caroline Roessler, who is spearheading the Stop Food Waste campaign.

Food waste in this country is an environmental and financial disaster. In an economic climate of rising fuel costs and interest rates, not to mention disastrous food shortages in the Third World and the enormous environmental implications, throwing away good food seems like utter madness. When you consider that we are throwing away at least one out of five bags of groceries every time we go shopping, we might as well throw away the money it was bought with– over $5 billion annually in Australia. Furthermore, when food rots in landfill, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than the carbon dioxide pouring from your cars exhaust. If we dont acknowledge and mend our wasteful habits, we will destroy an environment that can sustain and support future generations.

It is for this reason that Notebook: magazine has teamed up with Planet Ark founder, Jon Dee, to launch the Stop Food Waste! campaign in our September issue. Our objective is to serve up the practicalities of dealing with an issue that has global and personal, financial implications. We are also inviting Australians to share their creative solutions for minimizing the amount of food that is thrown in the rubbish bin. Do you have any ideas? Please post them on

Caroline Roessler
(Editor of Notebook Magazine)

Zero Waste Campaign, Environment Victoria

Posted in Visions by Ferne Edwards on June 21st, 2007

Environment Victoria’s Zero Waste Campaign aims to to raise the awareness of waste issues in the broader community and to advocate for better policy on waste and resource-use. Their website has been recently updated and lists the multitude of ways people can become more involved in the Zero Waste Campaign.

Actions include:
* Responding to e-bulletins when they are posted.
* Applying pressure to Ministers of Parliament and policy-makers on urgent issues, which will help to help sway decisions.
* Become involved in some of the online campaign strategies that will be developed over the coming months.
* Attend public meetings on Zero Waste in your area.

For more information about the Zero Waste Campaign, visit: