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Join the Climate Action Summit in Canberra

Australia's Climate Action Summit has been organised to take place in Canberra from 31 Jan - 3 Feb 09.More details are available here: www.climatesummit.org.au."Let's make 2009 the year Australians turned the tide of climate change!"

Membership of Lighter Footprints

This article outlines the ways in which one can participate in Lighter Footprints. We refer to participants as 'members' although there is no formal membership scheme or other requirements.1. Lighter Footprints Action GroupMembers of this group participate in a range...

The end of patience on climate change

Just thought that this was such a good article that I'd post it for those who may not have caught it in The Age.Carolyn.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Melissa Fyfe Sunday Age, December 28, 2008...

Coal – still not ‘clean’

New (humerous) ad from US based This Is Reality, which campaigns against the coal industry's greenwash (coalwash?). They "help make sure misleading articles and false statements about coal don’t go unanswered".If you can't see the video, click here to download the...

Welcome to our new website

Today (Christmas Day 2008) we fully launch our new look website for Lighter Footprints.It is built on Google's 'Blogspot' platform, so essentially it's a blog which has been adapted and customised to our needs. Thanks go to Peter Campbell for his vision.This new site...

A little less conversation . . .

"Silence equals acceptance. Speak Out"Once again, Lighter Footprints took to the streets of Boroondara. This time, 5-6pm, 23 Dec at Camberwell Junction.Again raising local awareness of climate change, this time with a message to contact PM Rudd and Minister Wong to...

Join our poll on Australia’s 2020 emissions target

We've added a quick poll on the right hand side of our web page. Please take 15 seconds to add your vote.Please also suggest questions and answers for future polls by adding your ideas to the comments at the bottom of this post.

Victorian Emissions Chart and Data

At the last meeting, we discussed the usefulness of knowing (like the water levels in our reservoirs) how the State is performing regarding current GHG emissions. Perhaps to ask the media to publish the information?I promised to post information once I found the link...

Spot the difference

GetUp - Action for Australia is campaigning against the 5% 2020 emissions target set by the Government. You can contribute to a new ad they are proposing to televise across the country.GetUp say:"We've worked with expert media and political strategists to craft a...

Nature’s numbers

"we think we live in economy, when in fact we live in an environment".Quote from Background Briefing, a Radio National program heard Sunday 21 Dec 08Nature's NumbersOur economy may fall over, but it's not just about the financial meltdown. Nature is seizing up, and...

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