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Last Climate Tango in Paris – forum wrap-up & photos

Last Climate Tango in Paris – forum wrap-up & photos

The Last Climate Tango in Paris For those who were not able to make it to the forum on Tuesday 27 October at Hawthorn Town Hall " The Last Climate Tango in Paris" , and have not heard how it went,  and want to know - it went well! We filled the hall - to bursting! The...

Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

Wednesday September 20 7 for 7.30 Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Scott McKenry Regional Coordinator Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) Local to Regional Climate Action : How Eastern Region Councils are working together on climate change Before joining...

The Climate Divestment movement – Govind Maksay & Simon O’Connor

The Climate Divestment movement – Govind Maksay & Simon O’Connor

Wednesday 29 July 7pm  for 7.30pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury "The fossil fuel divestment movement and steps you can take to clean up your finances". Govind Maksay is a campaigner at Market Forces - an affiliate project of Friends of the Earth. Market Forces...

Pope Francis’ Encyclical re-frames climate debate – David Spratt

Pope Francis’ Encyclical re-frames climate debate – David Spratt

Wednesday 24 June 7pm  for 7.30pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury David Spratt  (co-author Climate Code Red) "After the Encyclical: spreading the word on climate change" Join us for an engaging evening of discussion. Join us for some food and drinks at 7 pm, the...

Places you love – contribute to ACF’s national database

Places you love – contribute to ACF’s national database

Wednesday 27 May 7pm  for 7.30pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury   Places you love: What threats do you see to these places and how can you help to protect them Come and join us to discuss your own views on the places you love and how best to protect them....

Strong Lighter Footprint’s presence at Kew Festival

Strong Lighter Footprint’s presence at Kew Festival

Lighter Footprint's members turned out in force again on Saturday 21 March to run a stall at the Kew Festival. Our model of a solar thermal power station was once again a major highlight, attracting many families to our display where they learnt that heat stored in...

November 2014 Forum wrap-up!

November 2014 Forum wrap-up!

Yes, we did it, And now it is done! And life can go on for those us who've been involved with getting this to happen. So thanks to all of you who did your part. Many of you came, and many told others about it, others delivered flyers - thousands and thousands of them....

Reminder for Forum – Wed November 12, Hawthorn Town Hall

Lighter Footprints public forum: “Does Government Matter? Out of Step or Stepping up on Climate Action” Where: Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn When: 6:30 for 7:00pm, Wednesday November 12 Speakers: Professor Peter Newman AO – Professor of Sustainability,...

Panel members for our November Forum

1. Professor Peter Newman - Curtin University Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director of CUSP. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’(2009), ‘Green...

Climate politics – Dr Ken Coghill

Climate politics – Dr Ken Coghill

7pm for 7.30 pm start Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury   Doing Climate Politics: Insights into Political Processes Guest speaker: Dr Ken Coghill Ken will lead a discussion of how politicians and political parties relate to the community on climate...

Conversations with the community

Wed August 27 7 for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Conversations with our local community. We will be having a discussion with two members of Borderlands about what could be an on-going basis for working with others in our local community, or just...

Australian Climate Action Summit – Brisbane 19 -21 September

Please consider the following information about the upcoming summit in Brisbane. It's time for climate solutions.... It’s getting to that time of year again when we come together and inspire the climate movement to keep pushing for progress! They say that the hour is...

Bringing renewable energy online – Peter Dreher

Bringing renewable energy online – Peter Dreher

Wednesday 28th May 7 for 7.30 pm Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Canterbury Peter Dreher - Bringing Renewable Energy Online : Facts and Fiction. Peter is a corporate and projects partner at HWL Ebsworth with a specialisation in energy.
We are fortunate to have someone who...

Lighter Footprints at Burwood Festival 2014

Lighter Footprints at Burwood Festival 2014

Fighting for more clean energy investment, rooftop solar, jobs and lower electricity bills at Burwood Festival Lighter Footprints continued its fight at the Burwood Festival on Saturday 3 May to  protect and increase the amount of  clean energy in Australia's power...

Walking more lightly on the earth – Dr Peter Seligman

Walking more lightly on the earth – Dr Peter Seligman

Members of the public are warmly invited to join us at our next monthly meeting to find out what more each of us can do to contribute to a clean healthy future and to better manage climate change risk. Distinguished electrical engineer and renewable energy enthusiast...

Defending renewable energy at Kew Festival

Defending renewable energy at Kew Festival

Lighter Footprints was out in force at Kew Festival on 29 March gathering support for a stronger Renewable Energy Target  and exhibiting our model of a solar thermal plant, which proved immensely popular with families Solar thermal power plants can operate at night as...

The bad guys are winning on climate change – Age op-ed by Gay Alcorn

Age opinion writer Gay Alcorn has written another excellent piece on climate change today called "Climate change bad guys apply heat to Labor" (14/3/14). Following on from the observations of  Climate Change Authority head Bernie Fraser that the good guys on climate...

Defending Renewable Energy at Ashburton Festival

Defending Renewable Energy at Ashburton Festival

Several  of us were able to attend the Ashburton Festival on Sunday and demonstrate the BZE model of the Spanish solar thermal power station. It attracted much interest! We also had letters available for signing to our local Federal MP about supporting the Renewable...

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