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Call to action: Global #Climatestrike on September 20 – Melbourne

A call for a global climate strike has been made for 20 September by the international student strike for climate and Fridays for Future campaigns. The call has been endorsed by global NGO leaders, celebrities and scientists, including Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace International, Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein from 350.org, Professors Michael Mann, Will Steffen Tim Flannery and Lesley Hughes. You can pledge your support to join the global climatestrike.

Watch this space for details for the associated event in Melbourne. – Facebook Event
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May 26, 2019 at 3:42 pm 1 comment

Rising Transport emissions reason to upgrade and extend the #UpfieldLine

Australia’s rising transport emissions. Source: Chartingtransport.com

Climate Action Moreland member Pauline Galvin highlighted the importance of track duplication and upgrade of the Upfield train line to enhance mode shift to more sustainable transport and reduce transport climate emissions.

Her speech was made at a rally in Fawkner Organised by the Upfield Transport Alliance in the campaign for the state government to stop ignoring transport infrastructure in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, and provide sustainable transport options for an expanding population living along the Upfield line and further north.
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March 18, 2019 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

Primary school students march for climate action in Brunswick West #climatestrike

“This is the beginning of your lives as climate warriors” Moreland’s Mayor Cr Abboud told Brunswick North West Primary school kids at a local event in conjunction with #climatestrike in Brunswick on Friday March 15.

The event was organised near Brunswick North West Primary school by parents and kids at the school. It kicked off with a short march to the beat of drums from the school at about 3.45pm to the local park, Jacobs Reserve. About 100 students and parents attended (along with a few grandparents and high school students)
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March 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

So many students at Melbourne #climatestrike

What an amazing gathering of students, parents and supporters of climate action in Melbourne city on Friday for the Climate Strike on March 15, full of energy, vibrancy and home-made placards and banners.
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March 17, 2019 at 10:16 pm 2 comments

Momentum gathering for global school strike for climate in Melbourne

Student Strike for climate outside Bill Shorten’s office

Momentum is gathering for the global student strike for climate on March 15 in Melbourne.

  • Here in Melbourne a rally is being organised at 11am to 2pm outside the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street. (Facebook Event)
  • In Moreland families with young children are gathering at Jacobs Reserve, Melville Road, Brunswick West between 3pm and 5pm. (Facebook Event). Some of the kids have already prepared banners for this event.
  • Visit the School strike for climate website to find other locations around Australia.

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March 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Climate strike students visit Peter Khalil MP in Coburg

Climate Strike students visit Peter Khalil MP in Coburg


On Friday 22 February climate strike students from Castlemaine paid a visit to Moreland’s Federal Labor MP, Peter Khalil, at his Coburg office.

Peter Khalil has signed the climate emergency and also stated he opposes the Adani coal mine going ahead.

But the primary demands of the student climate strikers go beyond stopping Adani. They also include a target of 100 per cent renewables by 2030, and no new coal and gas projects.

The IPCC 1.5C report published last October made it clear we need to rapidly phaseout coal, and make rapid major transformations across all sectors of the economy such as agriculture, transport and stationary energy to meet the 1.5C Paris climate target.
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February 26, 2019 at 9:05 am 2 comments

Students are schooling politicians on climate change

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack lecturing students to stay at school and not #climatestrike


Students are going on strike around Australia, and globally on Friday March 15. Their action comes after 30 years of little action in reducing emissions with the world now facing a climate crisis.

But some politicians, mostly from the conservative side of politics, say they should stay in school.
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February 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

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