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Why Snowy 2.0 doesn’t stack up

Why Snowy 2.0 doesn’t stack up

The contents of this blog are based upon a paper prepared by the National Parks Association of NSW, a Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) ‘brown bag lunch’ webinar on 25 June and a piece in The Conversation. The 1-hour CANA webinar can be viewed here. There were a...

Anna Skarbek – Decarbonisation Futures

Anna Skarbek – Decarbonisation Futures

ClimateWorks Last Wednesday we were joined by ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek. Her organisation has spent two years carefully plotting out updated paths to economy-wide decarbonisation in Australia, and Lighter Footprints members were lucky enough to get a breakdown of...

Simon Holmes à Court – Building the Recovery

Simon Holmes à Court – Building the Recovery

BUILDING THE RECOVERY ( ‘A new and better normal’) An hour with Simon Holmes à Court 13th May 2020 Simon’s special insights into Energy and Climate returned to Lighter Footprints with a review of the opportunities for a renewables based recovery from the pandemic. He...

‘Must see’  film to inspire what the future could look like – 2040

‘Must see’ film to inspire what the future could look like – 2040

If you missed the film 2040 you are not alone. But if you care about climate change then you must see it. If you have teenagers or know teenagers or young adults who are anxious about their climate future, then this is a 'must see'. My family, the Nolan family, had a...

Climate, the Financial Sector and Shareholder Action – Market Forces

Climate, the Financial Sector and Shareholder Action – Market Forces

On Wednesday 29 April at 7:30 pm we welcomed Pablo Brait and Rachel Deans from Market Forces. This is a report of the meeting. Pablo Brait It is necessary to align your finances with your values. Many money-managing organisations still invest in the fossil fuel (FF)...

Market Forces Wednesday 29th

Market Forces Wednesday 29th

We welcomed Rachel and Pablo from Market Forces on Wednesday 29 April to learn more about how working the financial sector can reduce emissions and shift global capital for a safer climate. You can upload the presentation slides here, and listen to the Facebook Live...

Unpublished Letters – April Edition

Unpublished Letters – April Edition

Lighter Footprints has a talented pool of committed letter writers. Some very good letters go unpublished. This is the first in a series of selected unpublished letters from the group that we believe will be of interest.

Lighter Footprints on Zoom!

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. We are looking forward to our next Zoom with Environment Victoria's CEO, legendary...

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

BREAKING NEWS: Win in the courts to Friends of Leadbeater's Possum to protect 66 coupes.  Read stories in the Guardian and the The Age. Recently I had the privilege of joining a group of passionate young people in Mountain Ash and Peppermint forest near Toolangi, only...

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.

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