Saving Forests, Ditching Gas

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Marwal Centre, 9 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn Nth, 3104

Protecting our native forests, precious biodiversity and water catchments, and moving away from fossil gas are key State election issues.

Gas use in our households harms our health - gas cooking is responsible for 12% of childhood asthma and methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Not only is our Mountain Ash the most carbon dense forest type in the world, protection could be worth $70m annually and 750 local jobs in ecotourism, for instance, through the creation of a Great Forest National Park. Listen to Freja Leonard, No More Gas Coordinator, FOE and Chris Schuringa, Campaign Coordinator, Victorian Forest Alliance.

With the release of the Victorian Gas Substitution Roadmap, Victoria has signalled a shift away from gas. Soon there will be no more mandatory gas connections. However there is no clear timetable for moving away from our leaky gas distribution network towards cheaper, safer and cleaner electric homes. Victoria is now supporting the resumption of conventional on shore drilling, including very close to the Twelve Apostles.

Join us on August 28th, 7 for 7.30-9pm at the Marwal Centre, 9 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn North to hear more about these key issues for voters in our upcoming Victorian State election and learn more about how we can campaign for a faster transition away from gas, and better protection for forests.

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