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Peter Newman – a global perspective on transport and cities of the future

Peter Newman – a global perspective on transport and cities of the future

A man of hope rather than despair, Peter Newman was instrumental in saving Perth’s rail system. His influence was such that Perth’s rail system grew when no other city in the world was expanding heavy rail. Inspired by studying in Deflt, Peter Newman asked himself why do we not all live in such energy efficient cities. The perspective gained from analysis of data collected from hundreds of cities around the world about their transport patterns and energy use has been foundational in creating many revitalised city designs round the world. Peter Newman is now a IPCC Report lead author, and will be speaking at Lighter Footprint’s Oct 31st forum, Living in the Clean Economy, at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

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. The rearguard waiting patiently over an hour to join the march which filled Collins, Spencer and Flinders. Organisers called it at 150,000. Poignant signs, kids on shoulders, music and puppets and sheer determination to act on climate, right now, right here.

Global Climate Strike – Take Action

Global Climate Strike – Take Action

Only two weeks until the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20 September! For more details head to the Global Climate Strike Facebook page... And check out the School Strike 4 Climate website for resources & out-of-Melbourne strike events!

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....

Next meeting  Wednesday 26 September

Next meeting Wednesday 26 September

 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 photographer  and some of his...

Next Lighter Footprints meeting Wed 29th August

Next Lighter Footprints meeting Wed 29th August

Here are Malte's slides  73 slideshttps://www.dropbox.com/s/dwijrqde13hjm12/Meinshasusen_LighterFootprint_August2018.pptx?dl=0And here are Gene's slideshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1KI1MpR2L5feQtT67A-nkcFUTFaT250Oj/view?usp=sharing1. Wednesday 29th August, AGM...

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