Category: Taking Action

August 2009 highlights

How psychology can help the planet stay cool A perennial problem faced by people trying to promote environmental issues is how not to bamboozle people with environmental scare stories, thus bringing about a state of apathy because it’s too late to do anything!...

July 2009 highlights

Slamming the climate skeptic scame Post from Jim Hoggan’s blog explaining climate change scepticism in the context of public relations. The PR practitioner’s task is to move the public perception in the desired direction, i.e. one that is more favourable...
June 2009 highlights

June 2009 highlights

Copenhagen Synthesis Report In March the biggest climate conference of the year took place in Copenhagen: 2500 participants from 80 countries, 1400 scientific presentations. Last week, the Synthesis Report of the Copenhagen Congress was handed over to the Danish Prime...

May 2009 highlights

How much extra will putting a price on carbon add to the household power bill? The result of course depends on what price is set for carbon by the Federal Government. Currently this is $10 per tonne, although a recent report suggests the price is not expected to...
Brown Mountain – destruction complete!

Brown Mountain – destruction complete!

An urgent message from Jill Redwood of Environment East Gippsland . . . These were taken yesterday – VicForests mission accomplished. This ancient stand of 600(plus) year old forest has now been fully annihilated and ready for conversion to a palm-oil...

Moreland Climate Group Event

CLIMATE CHANGE: What should the Federal Government be doing? A debate and community discussion on climate change. Kelvin Thomson, MP, Labor Member for Wills David Spratt, Co-author of Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action 7pm, April 20, Coburg Concert Hall,...
Climate protest closes down senator’s office!

Climate protest closes down senator’s office!

The lights were on, but no-one was home . . .         Today at 10.30, Lighter Footprints took part in a nationwide action to highlight the woeful inadequacy of the government’s action on climate change. We’d contacted Senator Jacinta...

Join us for climate action this Friday!

LIGHTER FOOTPRINTS Media Release 20 March, 2009 SENATOR JACINTA COLLINS TAKES CLIMATE CHANGE HEAT Whitehorse and Boroondara residents will demand strong action on climate change from Senator Jacinta Collins at a protest at her Box Hill Office on Friday March 27....

Lighter Footprints: our mission

These are the Key Strategies of Lighter Footprints. 1. Analyse opportunities and set clear priorities from our lists of projects. Communicate them to our ‘supporters’. Research which groups are ‘leading edge’ in priority areas and join with...

Getting into 2009 with Lighter Footprints!

Originally sent as an email to our members. And here we go for what promises to be a very interesting and important year ahead for ‘Climate changers’! Our first commitment of the year begins on Feb 4 with our first monthly meeting – (First Wednesday...

Boroondara Sustainability Network (BSN)

BSN was founded in late 2008. Heinz Kreutz (who also happens to be a Boroondara City councillor) called for expressions of interest from local residents, with the aim of promoting greater sustainability. This is an independent group, not linked with the Boroondara...

December 2008 highlights

“Silence equals acceptance. Speak Out” Once again, Lighter Footprints took to the streets of Boroondara. This time, 5-6pm, 23 Dec at Camberwell Junction. Again raising local awareness of climate change, this time with a message to contact PM Rudd and...
Lighter Footprints first-ever planning day!

Lighter Footprints first-ever planning day!

Lighter Footprints held it’s first (and highly successful!) planning day on Sunday February 17, 2008. Above is a photo of some of those who attended.  We will send our new members more info on strategy & plans in the coming days, thank you for being part of...