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Human Sign – St Kilda Beach, Melbourne – 17 May 2009

LIVE (Locals Into Victoria's Environment) is inviting families, schools, other community groups, and individuals to register to participate in forming a Human Sign.The sign will be formed by thousands of people, on St Kilda Beach, at 11 am on Sunday 17 May 2009.For...

Thoughts on the Victorian Bushfires

Excellent observations and opinions on why the cry for more FRBs (fuel reduction burns) is a nonsense - written by Andrew Campbell, a Victorian Forester. Every paragraph is a pearler.Click here to read Andrew's thoughts.Jill Redwood,Environment East Gippsland

New Books

Climate Change - The Science, Impacts and Solutions Second Edition A. Barrie Pittock Colour illustrations 368 pages, 270 x 210 mm Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING Publication date: March 2009 View large cover Green Building Trends Europe Jerry Yudelson 220 pages Publisher:...

New mayor says no to hybrid

Boroondara councillor Coral Ross handed over the mayoral chain of office to councillor Jack Wegman in Dec 2008.Cr Ross had, during her term as mayor, and in line with the council's public line on sustainability, adopted the use of a hybrid car.This piece in the local...

Lighter Footprints in the news – selected highlights

click the picture to read the articleVow to leave a lighter footprint - Progress Leader - 24 Feb 09 (see picture above)Lighter Footprints - Barefoot - issue 1, Autumn 2009Boroondara candidates warming up on climate change - Progress Leader - 18 Nov 08

Water as a human right

If you, or any of your network are interested, there is a national organisation starting up called the Australian Water Network. The AWN will be launched in Sydney on 2 April by Canadian activist and author, Maude Barlow, who is also Patron of AWN.Maude is leading the...

Opposition puts carbon tax on the table

If Rudd is NOT a dud, then his CPRS certainly seems to be.It's coming under increasing scruitiny and pressure from all sides - although perhaps not from the polluting industries which stand to profit from it!Now the Federal Opposition is chiming in, having recognised...

“Coal-fired power stations are death factories. Close them”

Dr James Hansen, atmospheric scientist and director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies is well respected by the climate action movement and famous for his longstanding and outspoken warnings on the threats of global warming and climate change. Also for his...

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