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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

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...

Faith, literature, psychology & climate change – expert panel

Wednesday 26 October 7.00 pm for 7.30 start Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury "Stories of hope, healing and meaning" Faith, literature and psychology all deal with what it is to be human and find meaning in our world. How can we tap into this wisdom in the context...

Follow up from June Forum – pollies catch up for coffee!

At our Box Hill Town Hall forum on June 16, the three political panelists were asked if they would meet together for a coffee after the election-no matter what the result, and talk about common ground for climate change. Today they met! We will hope that this is the...

Glenferrie Rotary Club Talk

Carolyn Ingvarson spoke on Climate Change to the Glenferrie Rotary Club on October 11. Click here for her presentation slides. Carolyn Ingvarson and Carol Benson - President of Glenferrie Rotary Club.

Local Government Elections & climate – David Meiklejohn

Local Government Elections & climate – David Meiklejohn

What more could our new Boroondara Council do to step up on the environment? Hear about what makes for best practice in local government. Meet your local Council candidates & ask them questions (all candidates from all 10 wards have been invited). Council...

The Australian energy market & renewables – Bruce Mountain & Dan Cass

The Australian energy market & renewables – Bruce Mountain & Dan Cass

"How do we understand the Australian energy market, and the role of renewables?" Our speakers, Bruce Mountain and Dan Cass will discuss what is happening in Australia currently, both at the household level and across the country, and the opportunities this government...

Box Hill Town Hall Forum – a thank you note & more photos

Box Hill Town Hall Forum – a thank you note & more photos

One of our members penned this beautiful thank-you note after the pre-election forum at the Box Hill Town Hall: Dear Carolyn and All, It was great to be part of last night’s very well organised, polite, and amazingly well attended event at Box Hill Town Hall which,...

Box Hill Town Hall Forum – wrap-up

What a great pre-election forum. You can relive the night via Facebook Live (in 2 parts - here & here)! Over 550 with standing room only. Politicians discussed serious issue related to Climate Change, and they agreed to continue the discussion  with a view to...

Boroondara’s Low Carbon Strategy

Wed May 25 7 for 7.30 PM Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury   "Where is Boroonadara headed with its Low Carbon Strategy to 2020?" Come and hear the early plans and provide input into this strategy. Speaker: Mathew Dixon Senior Sustainability Officer City of...

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