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Climate Change: Why should I care? – October forum wrap-up

Climate Change: Why should I care? – October forum wrap-up

Over 400 people attended our forum in Hawthorn Arts Centre on Tuesday 30 October.  Forum short videos Our editors have now finished syncing up the sound and vision and chopping up the long video into some bite sized chunks so you can listen again to what our...

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...

Rethinking Cement – Vanessa Petrie

Rethinking Cement – Vanessa Petrie

Wednesday October 25 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury You can read BZE's new report here: Rethinking Cement: Research Report: A pathway to zero carbon cement The cement industry contributes 21% of all Australian emissions. There has been little...

The push for Victoria’s first Climate Budget – Leigh Ewbank

The push for Victoria’s first Climate Budget – Leigh Ewbank

Wednesday September 27 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury   Can Victoria can lead the country on climate action? The push for Vic's first climate budget Despite alarming melting of the polar icecaps and unprecedented bleaching of the Great Barrier...

My Efficient Electric Home – Tim Forcey

My Efficient Electric Home – Tim Forcey

Wednesday July 26 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury   Tim Forcey - "My Efficient Electric Home" Tim Forcey is an independent energy advisor with over 35 years of experience.  With the University of Melbourne, Tim has researched and written...

The Big Coal Hoax – Forum wrap-up

The Big Coal Hoax – Forum wrap-up

Our (sold out) forum was packed out with 600 people who came to hear Alan Kohler and watch the the film Guarding the Galilee. What a terrific night! Video is available here. If you would like a copy of Alan Kohler's address, please email ci@the.inter.net.au.  ...

Biochar: its role & potential – Adrian Morphett

Biochar: its role & potential – Adrian Morphett

Wednesday May 31 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Adrian Morphett from Earth Systems. "What is Biochar? Is it part of the solution to climate change?" Given the slow pace of emissions reductions, the drawing down of carbon and carbon sequestration...

Burwood Festival 2017

Lighter Fooprints had a stall at this festival in High St Burwood on Saturday 29 April. Our solar model attracts attention, and a letter to our local member Josh Frydenberg was signed by 50 people.        

Unraveling the energy policy debate – Alan Pears

Unraveling the energy policy debate – Alan Pears

Wednesday April 26 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Alan Pears (RMIT University)  "Unravelling today's energy policy debate and finding paths to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future." Click here for Alan Pears' presentation from the...

Climate Conversations – Suzie Raffe

Climate Conversations – Suzie Raffe

Climate Conversations - How to talk about the things that matter to us. If we want climate change on the political agenda, we need a population that cares enough to vote for a government that takes action. Social research shows that whilst mass media raises awareness,...

Ashburton Festival 2017

Good day talking with local residents, to the extent we ran out of letters to sign to Minister Frydenberg! Solar Model again very popular.

Glenferrie Rd Festival 2017

We ran stall at this festival,  had hundreds of letters signed to Minister Frydenberg and to the CEO of Westpac bank!                  

An agenda for net-zero emissions – Adam Majcher

An agenda for net-zero emissions – Adam Majcher

Wednesday February 22 7 pm for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Adam Majcher (ClimateWorks) Progressing Australia's net - zero emissions agenda What are the main opportunities for 2017 and what does the transition to 2050 require? Adam Majcher from...

Adani Protest December 2017

Adani Protest December 2017

Adani Coal Mine Protest @ Treasury Place Over one thousand protesters attended a rally at 48 hours notice to protest government funding of the rail line or any other feature associated with Government support for the Adani coal mine in Queensland.      ...

Victoria’s approach to climate action – Lily D’Ambrosio

Victoria’s approach to climate action – Lily D’Ambrosio

At its final meeting for the year, Lighter Footprints, the local climate change action group, attracted a bumper crowd to hear Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Suburban Development, explain the State Government’s commitment and...

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