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Wake Up, Freak Out – Climate Change Redux

A great short film (animation) on climate change. Well worth the 10 minutes it takes to watch.Simply put, with a great message.http://wakeupfreakout.org/film/tipping.html Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.If you can't see the video, click...

Crunch Time – Australia’s Policy Future

Be part of the first major conference of Australia’s leading progressive think tanks.At the halfway mark of the Rudd Government’s first term, and a year on from the 2020 Summit, we invite you to join us in considering the principles and values that should guide...

Sustainability Matters – Monash University

SustainabilityMattersMonash Sustainability Month16 March to 9 April 2009This month highlights the University's commitment to sustainability in education, practice and research. Join sustainability experts and take part in an exciting program of activities. Help us...

Human Sign – St Kilda Beach, Melbourne – 17 May 2009

LIVE (Locals Into Victoria's Environment) is inviting families, schools, other community groups, and individuals to register to participate in forming a Human Sign.The sign will be formed by thousands of people, on St Kilda Beach, at 11 am on Sunday 17 May 2009.For...

Thoughts on the Victorian Bushfires

Excellent observations and opinions on why the cry for more FRBs (fuel reduction burns) is a nonsense - written by Andrew Campbell, a Victorian Forester. Every paragraph is a pearler.Click here to read Andrew's thoughts.Jill Redwood,Environment East Gippsland

New Books

Climate Change - The Science, Impacts and Solutions Second Edition A. Barrie Pittock Colour illustrations 368 pages, 270 x 210 mm Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING Publication date: March 2009 View large cover Green Building Trends Europe Jerry Yudelson 220 pages Publisher:...

New mayor says no to hybrid

Boroondara councillor Coral Ross handed over the mayoral chain of office to councillor Jack Wegman in Dec 2008.Cr Ross had, during her term as mayor, and in line with the council's public line on sustainability, adopted the use of a hybrid car.This piece in the local...

Lighter Footprints in the news – selected highlights

click the picture to read the articleVow to leave a lighter footprint - Progress Leader - 24 Feb 09 (see picture above)Lighter Footprints - Barefoot - issue 1, Autumn 2009Boroondara candidates warming up on climate change - Progress Leader - 18 Nov 08