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So called ‘Clean Coal’

In reality, there is no such thing as 'clean coal', just a lot of hot air from the industries and associations with a vested interest in continuing business as usual. The following videos take a humerous look at the issue . . .More videos on 'clean coal' can be found...

Meeting – last one for 2008

A reminder that our last meeting for the year is next Wed Dec 3 at 7.45 pm at Carolyn's house 15 Faversham Rd Canterbury.This will also be our Xmas do, and so you may like to bring something nice to share. The intention for the evening is to welcome everyone and...

The GreenPower Accreditation Program – You can be sure it’s Green

What is GreenPower?Established in 1997, GreenPower is a national accreditation program that sets stringent environmental and reporting standards for renewable electricity products offered by energy suppliers to households and businesses across Australia. Suppliers who...

On becoming a loon

A couple of weeks ago some of us helped to spell out a human sign in the Alexandra Gardens. Thousands of people dressed in red made up two words - CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Where is this emergency you might ask? Surely an over-statement, from a bunch of self-interested...

Lighterfootprints looking ahead to 2008

In December last year, 15 members of Lighterfootprints met with Boroondara Council officer Lisa Wilkins to discuss the preparation of “Our Boroondara- our city our future” – which is to guide policy for the next 20 years.The main comments from the group were that the...

Too little too late?

If you have been reading these reports from Lighter Footprints over the past year or so, you may have wondered if we are a growing group or just a small declining rump. The group has in fact grown, by cementing relationships across what were independent groups...

Zero Emissions Clothes Drying Project

Are you using fossil fuel energy to dry your washing? Why not use free sun or wind energy or incidental heat to dry your clothes?A Lighter Footprints project is currently looking for people in the Boroondara area who are interested in making the change to zero...

Lighter footprints planning day

Lighter Footprints held a successful planning day on Sunday February 17, 2008.   Above is a photo of some of those who attended.  We will post more information on the strategic plan in the next few days.