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Local Actions Group priorities for 2012

The Local Actions Group met on 15 March and agreed the following 2012 Priorities:Continue to liaise with Council OfficersInput to 2013-14 Council BudgetEast-West Cycleway campaignThe next meeting of this working group will be held on Thursday 12 April 2012....

Lighter Footprints stall at Kew Festival

Our active team of stall volunteers were busy again at the Kew Festival on Saturday 24 March, this time accompanied by a large thermometer and inflatable globe to highlight the issue of dangerous global warming.We collected letters addressed to State Premier Ted...

State National Action Group meeting 20 March

The State National Action Group met on 20 March 2012.The meeting again focused on a proposed forum on renewable energy to be held in early May. Speakers are still to be finalised. We discussed the stall we will have at the Kew Festival on Saturday 24 March in Victoria...

Climate Action Summit

Here is the poster for the upcoming Summit for climate action groupsto be held in Sydney on the last weekend of April.The draft program is to be found on their website.Please consider printing this poster and placing it on relevant notice boards.

Ashburton Community Festival stall

With a hot northerly blowing and temperatures in the mid-thirties, Lighter Footprints was out and about on Sunday 26 February spreading the message about climate change at the Ashburton Community Festival.This followed a similar effort at the Sustainable Living...

State/National Action Group meeting 22 February

The first meeting for 2012 of the State/National Action Group was held on 22 February.The first project of this working group will be a forum on renewable energy in Victoria to be held in May 2012.  Discussion at the meeting focused on the format of the forum and...

Global warming and European winter

Over dinner last week, someone at our table was querying why, if the climate is warming, the current European winter is so severe. I found a good blog post with some great graphics explaining why.

New study of public opinion about climate change

"A must-read study published Monday in the journal Climatic Change debunks some pervasive myths about public opinion and climate change. [ ... ]Here are some of the key findings from “Shifting public opinion on climate change: an empirical assessment of factors...

End of year Lighter Footprints dinner

Thirty of us had a great dinner together on Wednesday night December 7th. A highlight was the range of comments made as we went round the room sharing what had stuck with us as memorable from the past year of working with Lighter Footprints.    Here are the...

Lighter Footprints joins CANA

CANA (Climate Action Network Australia) is a network of over 70 Australia non-government groups working for action on climate change. It is the Australian arm of Climate Action Network International.In November this year CANA approved Lighter Footprints as a member,...

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