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Invite to Wills MP Peter Khalil to oppose Adani coal mine

Climate Action Moreland visited Wills MP Peter Khalil’s office today to deliver a letter inviting his public support for opposing the Adani coal mine. At the moment Westpac bank have anounced a more detailed policy on export coal in keeping with the Paris Agreement climate targets and transition to a zero carbon economy than both the Liberal National Party Government and the opposition Labor Party.

The Labor party needs to stop sitting on the fence and oppose the mine on both commercial and climate grounds.

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May 3, 2017 at 12:17 am 2 comments

Consultations on Moreland’s Draft Urban Forest Strategy


Moreland’s Urban Forest Strategy has now gone live for community consultation.

Alex English, Moreland’s Open Space planner, will be conducting community consultations including a presentation at the start of Climate Action Moreland’s next meeting on Monday, 22 May at 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Please visit the consultation website to read the draft policy:
http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/about-us/have-your-say/consultations/draft-urban-forest-strategy/

Community forums on the Draft Urban Forest Strategy:

  • Wednesday 10 May 7.30-9pm ROBINSON RESERVE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 104A Reynard St Coburg
  • Thursday 11 May 6.30-8pm GLENROY LEARNING CENTRE 5B Cromwell Street, Glenroy
  • Tuesday 16 May 7.30-9pm NEWLANDS COMMUNITY HOUSE 20 Murray Road, Coburg North
  • Thursday 18 May 7-8.30pm FAWKNER COMMUNITY HOUSE 79 Jukes Road, Fawkner
  • Tuesday 23 May 6.30-8pm BRUNSWICK NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 43a De Carle St, Brunswick

After the consultation process has finished Alex English will put together a formal report that will be presented to Moreland Council with responses to all the community feedback and any proposed changes to the strategy.

May 2, 2017 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

Moreland Says #StopAdani: outside Westpac then Commbank Coburg on May 12

CommBank, dump Adani, dump Coal. Photo: Julian Meehan

Climate Action Moreland has joined the #StopAdani campaign(1) under the name Moreland Says #StopAdani.

We will be holding an action outside the Coburg Westpac branch (482 Sydney Rd) on Friday May 12 from 12.30pm to say thankyou to Westpac for adopting a climate policy, while not perfect, effectively rules out funding the Adani Carmichael mine and any Galilee Basin mines.
(Facebook Event)

We intend to follow this with a protest outside of CommBank Coburg branch. The Commonwealth Bank still has no policy that explicitly rules out new fossil fuel projects including the Adani project. The bank has been silent on funding Adani.

After making our presence felt outside Commbank, we will march to Peter Khalil’s office (if he doesn’t attend).

Our aims are two fold:

  • to put pressure on CommBank to publicly commit not to fund Adani’s coal project, and
  • for our Federal Labor MP Peter Khalil to come out in public opposition to Adani’s coal project

We are seeking endorsements from local groups. Endorsing groups will be invited to provide a speaker at this event.

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April 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

Art meets climate change in Flow Exhibition at Counihan gallery

Looking for something to do in the middle of Brunswick during April to Sunday 21 May 2017? The Counihan gallery on Sydney Road next to the Brunswick Town Hall has the Flow exhibition in which artists engage with the climate issue.

The exhibition is part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is located at 233 Sydney Road (inside Brunswick Town Hall) and is open 11 am – 5 pm Wednesday to Saturday and 1 – 5 pm Sunday. Entry is free.

April 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

Are you joining the scientists for the science march in Melbourne?

On Saturday, Earthday, scientists are on the march, including in Melbourne. They are asking for science to inform public policy, for the media to take note and respect the science, instead of giving equal time to charlatans and deniers under the label of ‘balanced debate’. We have seen cutbacks in funding for science research here in Australia, and are witnessing a major attack on government scientific organisations with the Trump regime in the United States.

It’s time to take to the streets in support of our scientists. This march is in support of science and science research in all it’s various disciplines, including climate science.

Join us at the march in Melbourne, 1pm State Library in Melbourne.

Share on social media your #marchforscience pics to your friends interstate or overseas.

Hope you attended, the weather turned out just right for the march, with some eloquent speakers. Read the storify: Melbourne Marches for science and See John Englart’s photo gallery on Flickr

Leaving the state Library -Melbourne #MarchforScience on #Earthday

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April 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

March for Science set for Earthday April 22 across Australia

Save Our Science - Melbourne rallies in a Sea of white balloons #CSIROcuts

Scientists and friends of Science are organising a March for Science on Earth Day 2017, 22 April 2017 in the United States. There will also be marches across the world, including in Australia.

Today the Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel compared Trump’s science censorship (See Scientific American, Techcrunch, The Guardian) with the treatment of science under Josef Stalin’s dictatorship in Russia. Read the reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Guardian.

The March for Science describes itself as “a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.”

See march details at bottom of article.
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February 7, 2017 at 9:22 am 2 comments

Snap Melbourne protest on Federal funding of Adani Coal mine

Reef not Coal Stop Adani protest

Reef not Coal Stop Adani protest

On Monday you might have heard that up to 1000 people rallied at Treasury Place in Melbourne in protest of the leaked announcement that the Federal Government was funding the Adani Coal mine rail infrastructure to the tune of one billion dollars from the Northern Infrastructure fund to build the $2.2 billion rail line. Climate Action Moreland members were there.
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December 7, 2016 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Time to try a Climatarian Diet?

The Climatarian Challenge

The Climatarian Challenge

Australians are the second biggest meat-eaters in the world, with the average Aussie eating over 90kg of meat every year. And there is a lot of embedded carbon contained in the production of meat.

Our friends at Less Meat Less Heat have produced an App for your mobile phone: the Climatarian Challenge to help you understand the challenge in reducing the amount of meat in your diet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and particularly meat production.

Just small changes in social behaviour can add up to major demand driven emissions reduction.

You might choose to implement planned behavioural changes such as ‘Meatless Mondays’ or switching from beef or lamb to pork or chicken.

The application will give you a basic understanding of the carbon footprint of each type of meat and dairy. But it leaves which meats and when you choose to eat them up to you, in a monthly carbon budget.

If in Melbourne, you can go to the global launch:

When: 12th of November from 11am to 3pm
Where: Queensbridge Square, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia
Register at Facebook Event

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October 25, 2016 at 12:22 am Leave a comment

Shining a light in Melbourne on Reef not Coal

Reef not Coal protest at Federation Square

Reef not Coal protest at Federation Square

Last night I ventured to Federation Square. I had heard that Nemo and Dory were in town.

The Climate Guardian angels were also there poignantly making a statement with a piece of the redline ribbon from Paris COP21 last year. The redline derives from diplomatic symbolism for a boundary or limit which should not be crossed. No new coal mines or other fossil fuels is one such boundary for a safe climate, backed up by research by McGlade and Ekins (2015) (See Unburnable carbon: why we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground). Two of the Angels present are from our Climate Action Moreland group.

Seems the East Australian current is warmer and going further south. The Tasman sea has warmed by over 2 degrees C in the last 70 years – it’s a global sea surface temperature hotspot. That’s climate change for you.

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September 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Wills election climate change Forum: discussing the hot issue

Wills 2016 Election Climate Forum

Wills 2016 Election Climate Forum

Malcolm Turnbull has now called the election for Saturday July 2nd, 2016. It will be a double dissolution election with both the House of Representatives and the full senate being elected.

Climate Action Moreland has organised a candidates forum with a focus on climate change and sustainability. The candidates will outline their party policy on climate change, with a focus on policies for climate action and sustainability.

Where: Coburg Concert Hall in the Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg
When: Monday, 30 May 7.30pm-9pm
Register on Facebook Events page

Come and meet the Wills Candidates and discuss with them their party policies on climate action.
Candidates include:
Zane ALCORN – (Socialist Alliance)
Tristram CHELLEW – (Sex Party)
Will Fulgenzi – (Socialist Equality Party)
Camille KENNEDY-SYDOW – (Animal Justice Party)
Peter KHALIL – (Australian Labor Party)
Dean O’CALLAGHAN – (Independent/Save the Planet)
Samantha RATNAM – (Australian Greens)
Francesco Timpano – (Independent)
Kevin Hong – (Liberal Party of Australia) will not attend, registered an apology

More candidates as they are confirmed
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May 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

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