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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 curled over...

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....

Forests and Climate Change – what is the connection?

Forests and Climate Change – what is the connection?

Next Monthly Meeting - September 26 2018 Forests and Climate Change  - what is the connection? Come and hear Chris Taylor and Maggie Riddington give their perspectives on forests. Chris has worked fro many years researching the way that forests work. He is also a...

Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown

Wednesday 29th August, AGM and  Speakers Our AGM is on Wed August 29. The hall will be ready to receive you at 6.30pm for 7pm start, at the Guide Hall in Faversham Rd Canterbury. The AGM will be in the first half hour of our motherly meeting  and will run from from 7...

Call to Action! Inspiring speakers for July 2018 Meeting

Call to Action! Inspiring speakers for July 2018 Meeting

Julia Croatto is the convenor of ACF Boroondara. In her own words: I have been a longtime ACF supporter but only became more active at last year's Convergence event (in September).  At that weekend event we were grouped regionally and I found myself with several...

Home Batteries – what can they do for you?

Home Batteries – what can they do for you?

 Energy independence? Cheaper power bills? Less pollution?  What can home batteries do for you? There's been a lot of buzz about batteries for home energy storage. Some pundits are talking about disconnecting from the grid. This talk takes a look at home battery...

Affordable Energy and a Safe Climate – Community Forum wrap up

Affordable Energy and a Safe Climate – Community Forum wrap up

Speakers will share expert knowledge and objective comment on the current policies of the Labor, Liberal and Green Parties and demonstrate effective pathways to achieve affordable energy and a safe climate.   The panel Tristan Edis:  Outline of the challenges...

Making Canberra sit up and take notice – David Spratt

Making Canberra sit up and take notice – David Spratt

Wednesday March 28 7 for 7:30pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury With a conservative elected government in Canberra, whose views and actions range from climate-denialism to inadequate policy responses, what narratives about global warming might help change the way...

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