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Anote’s Ark – Transitions Film Festival comes to Moreland (and surrounds)

Anote Tong at COP25

A film on former Prime Minister Anote Tong and the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati and the challenge it faces with climate change and sea level rise will be featured in the Transitions Film Festival and shown at Siteworks in Brunswick. The film is being presented with the support of Moreland Council supporting the vision for a Zero Carbon Moreland.

The speakers panel for this film will include Community Organiser Rosy Boylan Satanek and Climate Action Moreland Convenor John Englart.

The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world, including on climate change problem and solutions. The Film festival will run for 20 FEBRUARY – 06 MARCH including in some Brunswick locations as well as the Cinema Nova in Carlton and the Astor Theatre in Northcote.
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February 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Wills candidates Forum on Climate and Sustainability #ausvotes19 #willsvotes

2019 Wills votes Climate Forum

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has visited the Governor General and called the Federal election for Saturday May 18. This is widely seen as a climate election, with environmental issues and addressing the climate crisis up there with health, education and taxation.

Climate Action Moreland will be holding a meet the Candidates forum at Merlynston Progress Hall on Monday April 29, 2019. Register at Eventbright or Facebook.

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April 11, 2019 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Dreaming Big on Climate Action in Moreland

Tim Read speaking at Climate Forum

State MP for Brunswick Tim Read hosted a forum on Climate for Moreland on 28 March, 2019 with Greens politicians from the 3 levels of government, but also community representatives on the speakers panel.

The forum was labelled: New Ideas in Climate Action – Let’s Dream big! It was similar in some ways to the recent forum by Federal MP Peter Khalil, but also different in being more inclusive in inviting members of the community on the speakers panel.
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April 2, 2019 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

More climate ambition and Stop Adani a clear message from Wills Climate Forum to Mark Butler and Peter Khalil

Wills Climate Forum

Wills Labor MP Peter Khalil finally was able to organise a climate forum for his electorate centred on the City of Moreland, with shadow minister for climate and energy Mark Butler MP attending.

It was clear from the audience questions that although Labor is on the right track with climate policy, many citizens of Moreland think more ambition is needed given the climate crisis and the need for climate emergency planning. This was made clear by the most recent science in the IPCC 1.5C report published in October 2018. Most also want to see a clear statement and commitment to stop the Adani mine, and in fact any new coal or gas projects.
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February 28, 2019 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

Call to end logging in Victorian Forests by Indigenous nations #Voteforests

Sovereign indigenous clans ifrom Taungurong, Wurundjeri and Gunai Kurnai statement on sovereignty, land and forests

Aboriginal clans and families from the Taungurong, Wurundjeri and Gunai Kurnai peoples read a statement on sovereignty, land use and forests which called for a moratorium on the logging of Victorian forests by the Victorian Government. Conservation of Victoria’s native forests raises concerns over presercving our water, a safe climate and preventing species extinction.

The statement was met with a standing ovation from the packed crowd in the Brunswick Town Hall who had come to hear and discuss the Future of Victoria’s Forests in an event organised by Brunswick Friends of the forests.
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November 22, 2018 at 9:12 pm 2 comments

Brunswick #vicvotes candidates sign on to #climateemergency #Brunswickvotes

The 2018 State election date is November 24, and candidate nominations close on 9 November. With Jane Garrett retiring as the Labor MP for Brunswick, candidates are lining up to contest the seat. We are asking all candidates to sign the Climate Emergency Declaration.

Those who have now signed include: Tim Read (the Greens), Christopher Miles (Animal Justice Party), Cindy O’Connor (ALP), Christopher Anderson (Independent – Save the Planet), Catherine Deveny (Reason Party), George Georgiou (Independent). Note: candidate photos below are displayed in a random generated order. Click on a photo for an enlarged image.

More to come…
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October 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm 3 comments

Questions on climate action raised at Wills Budget Forum

Peter Khalil MP with Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh MP at the Wills Budget 2018 forum


A few members of Climate Action Moreland attended Peter Khalil’s budget forum with guest speaker Andrew Leigh (Shadow Assistant Treasurer and a former Economics Professor at Australian National University).

There were a few questions on climate change, and Labor’s climate policy, raised in this wide ranging forum. And, no, we didn’t stack the audience to ask questions on climate. Climate action is one of the issues that does have a consistent high profile and is of great concern to many citizens of Moreland.

Here is the report by Climate Action Moreland convenor John Englart, and his specific question on the need to address the growing transport climate emissions through infrastructure funding.
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June 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm 1 comment

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