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Lighter Footprints on Zoom!

This Wednesday thirty brave members logged on to Lighter's Footprint's first all-Zoom meeting. Thanks so much to the participants, who are now familiarised with Zoom's basic functions. Details about our next Zoom practice meeting will be posted soon. We intend to have...

Report on strategic planning day  Feb 2020

Report on strategic planning day  Feb 2020

Carolyn Ingvarson’s report back from the Strategic Day including 2020 goals and opportunity to join Lighter Footprint’s working groups plus links to facebook live and other resources.

Working Groups – central to Lighter Footprints’ climate action

Working Groups – central to Lighter Footprints’ climate action

Energy Transition Working Group The Energy Transitions Group meets fortnightly with a focus on pulling together energy data, latest innovations and submissions to government and making climate solutions accessible to a variety of audiences. Please contact Mick Nolan...

2020 Vision – Simon Holmes á Court

2020 Vision – Simon Holmes á Court

Last Wednesday 26 Feb Simon Holmes á Court offered us a terrific preview of the year ahead in climate solutions and collective action with over 100 captive audience members. So what did we learn? Where's the climate heading? The latest projections indicate we’re...

Highlights from the Letter Writing Group

Highlights from the Letter Writing Group

There are 60 committed writers in the Letter Writing group of Lighter Footprints. In 2019, 40 of them successfully published 344 interesting, hard-hitting and thought-provoking letters, 222 on climate. 2020 has started off well with 63 letters published in January and February, 43 on climate.
At the 2020 Vision event with Simon Holmes a Court, it was good to be able to acknowledge Malcolm Cameron’s amazing leadership of this group over 10 years.

Volunteering in the forest

Volunteering in the forest

Recently I had the privilege of joining a group of passionate young people in Mountain Ash and Peppermint forest near Toolangi, only one and a half hours north of Melbourne. Mountain Ash is the tallest tree in the world and the best at storing carbon but they take...

A re-lived night of the bushfires and all that… by Carolyn Ingvarson

A re-lived night of the bushfires and all that… by Carolyn Ingvarson

"I was, again, shocked" After three riveting shows tonight on the bushfires, I’m still reeling. Four Corners showed us what it felt like to be in the middle of those terrors and just what the people were feeling like. I found myself watching with my hand over my mouth...

If now is not the time to talk about climate change, when will it be?

If now is not the time to talk about climate change, when will it be?

In 2019 double London's entire annual rain fell on Townsville in just a fortnight, our country has endured another round of cyclones, Tasmania burned, the previous four years have been the hottest on record, with 2019 capping the warmest decade as the second hottest...

Petitioning for a Climate Emergency Declaration in Boroondara

Petitioning for a Climate Emergency Declaration in Boroondara

Lighter Footprints has joined forces with other groups in the Kooyong Climate Change Alliance to work towards the City of Boroondara declaring a Climate Emergency. We have been petitioning the good people of Boroondara since October in shopping centres on Saturday...

A flood of climate letters in the AFR

A flood of climate letters in the AFR

Congratulations to the dedicated and persistent letter writers who have been featured during the second week of January in the Australian Financial Review! It takes a special person to get up early day after day, scan articles and the news, and respond with wit, grace...

Anthea Harris – potential for a Victorian clean economy

Anthea Harris – potential for a Victorian clean economy

"One of the country’s most experienced climate policy practitioners". This how Frank Jotzo described Anthea Harris when lamenting the Abbott government's spree of public servant sackings over carbon predicting her probable demise as the CEO of the Climate Change...

Tom Kompas – the case for a faster transition to a clean economy

Tom Kompas – the case for a faster transition to a clean economy

How can Australia prevent a $584.5 billion dollar loss by 2030? Or a projected cumulation of more than $5 trillion in losses by 2100? Or save $14,000 a household every year over the long term? A lively discussion of Forum speaker Prof Tom Kompas’s groundbreaking work from Meg Ivory.

Regenerative Agriculture – massive climate action potential

Regenerative Agriculture – massive climate action potential

Agriculture, Regeneration and Climate by Matilda Bowra Over 80 people filled the Guide Hall at Faversham Road in Canterbury on 25 September to hear advocate Bev Middleton and former farmer and Chairman of Healthy Soils Australia Thomas Nicholas speak about...

Well over 100,000 in Melbourne for the Global Climate Strike

Well over 100,000 in Melbourne for the Global Climate Strike

Melbourne turned out in force for the global Climate Strike – kids, parents, First Nations and Pacific, workers and grandparents overflowed Treasury Gardens. Organisers called it at 150,000. Poignant signs, kids on shoulders, music and puppets and sheer determination to act on climate.

Point of clarification

Point of clarification about the imputation that Lighter Footprints, by association, is behind the Section 44 claim against Josh Frydenberg. For the record, Lighter Footprints is a long standing local climate action group in the Kooyong and adjacent electorates....

Clean Energy Disruption Forum

Clean Energy Disruption Forum

One year ago, energy expert and media commentator Simon Holmes a Court packed out our hall for his take on what is going on with energy policy in Australia.  Since then we have had a tumultuous time in politics, including a new PM, kicked off by the failure of yet...

Don’t Mention the Emergency? – Jane Morton

Don’t Mention the Emergency? – Jane Morton

Don’t Mention the Emergency? November 28th Welcome to our next event, the last public meeting of the year - “Don't mention the Emergency” The earth is too hot. But we do have effective, affordable solutions if we can scale up action rapidly. Jane Morton, an...

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