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Ready to try doorknocking on climate change?

Lighter Footprints is organising a Doorknocking Day in Boroondara this Sunday 6th June from 2-5pm.This is an easy and fun way to talk to people in your community about climate change and the opportunities for action.We will also be promoting our upcoming Meet the...

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

A lengthy but rewarding article from The New Scientist about the emotional basis for denialism. Why do people deny climagte change? According to the author, "denial is largely a product of the way normal people think. Most denialists are simply ordinary people doing...

Conservatives won’t be nudged into cutting home energy

This story originally had the headline "Republicans won't be nudged into cutting home energy", but I rebadged it for an Australian context. Excertp from the abstract:"It was hailed as a breakthrough in the fight to cut carbon emissions. In 2007, researchers found that...

Mobilising for the Climate

UPCOMING EVENT: 7 APRIL 2010Mobilising for the Climate Lighter Footprints, First Wednesday Monthly Meeting:7.30pm, 7 April 2010,Guides Hall, 1Faversham Road,Canterbury 3126GUEST SPEAKER: GISELLE WILKINSONGiselle Wilkinson is the President of the Sustainable Living...

Public Forum: Rewrite the Future, Climate Conversations

Lighter Footprints ForumRewrite the Future: Climate Communities 201018 February 2010, Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.Has the political debate left you unsure about climate change? About your role in responding to it? Do we have the solutions needed? How...

Australia: 100% renewable energy by 2020

Upcoming eventLighter Footprints will host environmental engineer Richard Keech from Melbourne consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions who will outline a new report which demonstrates how currently available renewable energy technology could be used to supply 100% of...

Malcolm Turnbull on the CPRS

Malcolm Turnbull makes the sort of speech all Libs should take lessons from. Note in particular his swift demolition of the sceptics argument on recent temperature rises and his use of Maggie Thatcher as an advocate for the precautionary...

A Safe Climate Bill for Victoria

Lighter Footprints are involved in a collaborative project with Friends of the Earth (Melbourne) and Greenleap Strategic Institute to develop a Safe Climate Bill for Victoria.The project aims to develop a draft Bill that, if implemented, would establish Victoria’s...

REWRITE THE FUTURE: Climate Conversations

Has the political debate left you unsure about climate change? About your role in responding to it? Do we have the solutions needed? How can we make the necessary changes?Hear from respected climate scientist David Karoly and other experts, then join local residents...