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 Baillieu deploring Victoria’s move to open up new mines to export brown coal to India. The state government was urged to turn its attention to renewable energy instead.

Lighter Footprints will run a renewable energy forum in May, which will include scrutiny of Victoria’s performance, details of which will be announced soon on this website.

We also informed those who added their names to our fast growing email list that David Spratt, co-author of Climate Code Red, would be the guest speaker at our monthly meeting this Wednesday 28 March. David’s informative website of the same name, which includes the latest scientific findings about climate change, can be found here (click here). His book, co-authored with Philip Sutton, can be obtained through good bookshops.

The public is welcome to attend David Spratt’s talk. See the Events page of this website for details of our usual venue and starting time.