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Special Meeting of Lighter Footprints

Lighter Footprints is calling a special meeting for anyone concerned about how to respond to the government's extremely low target for reduction of carbon emissions - 5% by 2020 . Some have already started to propose a range of possible actions, and it seems important...

Shame, Shame, Shame! Government’s new 5% emission target not enough

Rudd locks in 5pc emissions cut (By ABC correspondent Emma Rodgers) Audio: Wong - you can't please everyone (AM) Related Story: Wong announces $1.4b climate change fund Related Story: Miners warn against EU-style emissions cuts "Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says...

Climate Change Action Groups – why we do it

A good article on this grassroots movement which explains to others (and perhaps to ourselves) why we do it: "Power from the ground up" by Michael Green, Insight 5, The Age, 13 Dec 2008. "Around the country, small groups of ordinary but passionate people are banding...

Social action and changing beliefs – a reading list

For those interested in extending their thinking on how to change beliefs, the following is a very eclectic list of readings I have found useful in thinking about social action and beliefs. I have chosen writings that by and large do not delve into the minutiae of...

Lobby your politicians on Climate Change

Here is text for a letter you can edit and write to Federal politicians (Ministers, local MPs). You could send a letter about the climate emergency to every one of them. I just finished sending mine last night. Regards, Peter greenlivingpedia.org

Kriskindl Stand 2008

Lighter Footprints likes to spread the word on climate change, the environment and other sustainability issues. Most importantly we offer information and encouragement on solutions and action we can all take. One way we do this is through support of and participation...

So called ‘Clean Coal’

In reality, there is no such thing as 'clean coal', just a lot of hot air from the industries and associations with a vested interest in continuing business as usual. The following videos take a humerous look at the issue . . .More videos on 'clean coal' can be found...

Last meeting for 2008

A reminder that our last meeting for the year is next Wed Dec 3 at 7.45 pm at Carolyn's house 15 Faversham Rd Canterbury. This will also be our Xmas do, and so you may like to bring something nice to share. The intention for the evening is to welcome everyone and...

The GreenPower Accreditation Program – You can be sure it’s Green

The GreenPower Accreditation Program – You can be sure it’s Green

What is GreenPower? Established in 1997, GreenPower is a national accreditation program that sets stringent environmental and reporting standards for renewable electricity products offered by energy suppliers to households and businesses across Australia. Suppliers...

On becoming a loon – Carolyn Ingvarson

A couple of weeks ago some of us helped to spell out a human sign in the Alexandra Gardens. Thousands of people dressed in red made up two words - CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Where is this emergency you might ask? Surely an over-statement, from a bunch of self-interested...

Lighter Footprints looking ahead to 2009

In December last year, 15 members of Lighter Footprints met with Boroondara Council officer Lisa Wilkins to discuss the preparation of Our Boroondara- Our City Our Future, a plan which will to guide policy for the next 20 years. The main comments from the group were...

Lighter Footprints grows

If you have been reading our reports over the past year or so, you may have wondered if we are a growing group or just a small declining rump. The group has in fact grown, by cementing relationships across what were independent groups previously. The Coalition of...

Lighter Footprints first-ever planning day!

Lighter Footprints first-ever planning day!

Lighter Footprints held it's first (and highly successful!) planning day on Sunday February 17, 2008. Above is a photo of some of those who attended.  We will send our new members more info on strategy & plans in the coming days, thank you for being part of our...

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