Category: Taking Action

Here comes 2014!

What have we planned for Feb 2014? You might think that February would be a quiet month but we are starting the year with a bang!  Here are our proposed events: 1. Saturday 15 Feb  – Sustainable Festival in Boroondara – 8am to 1 pm – Auburn Rd,...

Beat the Heat – national day of climate action

SUNDAY RALLY- NOVEMBER 17, 11 am Treasury Place Melb. In 2011 Australia faced a turning point. Climate scientists warned it was the beginning of the critical decade for climate change and stronger action was needed if we were to avoid the catastrophic effects of...
Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt

Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt

Here is a report of the meeting held on June 7th  in Josh Frydenberg’s office. Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage. Eight members of Lighter Footprints met with Greg Hunt at Josh...

Meeting with Josh Frydenberg, Member for Kooyong

Josh Frydenberg meeting with members of Lighter Footprints, Carolyn Ingvarson, Convenor, Ken Coghill, Lynn Frankes and Lynne Holroyd 1 February, 2013 On 1 February 2012 a small group of Lighter Footprints members, including our Convenor, Carolyn Ingvarson, met with...
Lighter Footprints at Kew Festival

Lighter Footprints at Kew Festival

Our active team of stall volunteers were busy again at the Kew Festival on Saturday 24 March, this time accompanied by a large thermometer and inflatable globe to highlight the issue of dangerous global warming. We collected letters addressed to State Premier Ted...
Ashburton Community Festival stall

Ashburton Community Festival stall

With a hot northerly blowing and temperatures in the mid-thirties, Lighter Footprints was out and about on Sunday 26 February spreading the message about climate change at the Ashburton Community Festival. This followed a similar effort at the Sustainable Living...

Lighter Footprints joins CANA

CANA (Climate Action Network Australia) is a network of over 70 Australia non-government groups working for action on climate change. It is the Australian arm of Climate Action Network International. In November this year CANA approved Lighter Footprints as a member,...
HRL Court Challenge

HRL Court Challenge

Several of us attended the demonstration outside the high Court in King St this week in support of the case being run by Environment Victoria and others challenging the EPA’s support for the new HRL coal fired/gasfired power station Below is the EV email on the...
Say Yes Earth Relay

Say Yes Earth Relay

Over the coming few weeks, as the price on pollution is debated in Parliament, Victorian communities will come together to take part in the Earth Relay – a series of actions to symbolise support for action on climate change. Like the passage of the Olympic flame...

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...

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...
Walk against warming 2009

Walk against warming 2009

Walk Against Warming 12pm Saturday 12 December State Library, Swanston Street Walk Against Warming is Australia’s biggest day of community action on climate change. The Melbourne event will begin at 12pm, Saturday 12 December at the State Library, Swanston...

Run for a Safe Climate

Run for a Safe Climate 2pm Sunday 29 November St Kilda Sea Baths, St Kilda Run for a Safe Climate is a 6000 Kms run, from Cooktown to Melbourne. Twenty-five emergency workers, policemen and fireman, are running to raise awareness of the need for a strong government...