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What standstill? In case you need some recent evidence

Read this from a very conservative and respected body, and jump on anyone who thinks there has been a standstill. "What standstill" they say? "The coldest year since 2001 is warmer than any year before 1998!" This is a frightening on-going trend. The head of the World...

Here comes 2014!

What have we planned for Feb 2014? You might think that February would be a quiet month but we are starting the year with a bang!  Here are our proposed events: 1. Saturday 15 Feb  - Sustainable Festival in Boroondara - 8am to 1 pm - Auburn Rd, Hawthorn We have been...

Beat the Heat – national day of climate action

SUNDAY RALLY- NOVEMBER 17, 11 am Treasury Place Melb. In 2011 Australia faced a turning point. Climate scientists warned it was the beginning of the critical decade for climate change and stronger action was needed if we were to avoid the catastrophic effects of...

Letter published in Progress Leader

Our Convenor Carolyn Ingvarson makes it into the Progress Leader this month! The New Way? With all the talk about a new way, where is the vision for a real new Australia, one that is powered by a green economy driving renewable energy, one that values our environment...

Climate Reality Project – Sue King and Adam Majcher

Climate Reality Project – Sue King and Adam Majcher

The Climate Reality Project - what is it and where do we fit? Sue King (Energy auditor) and Adam Majcher (Australian Conservation Foundation) have recently returned from the training course in Chicago run by Al Gore and the Climate Reality team. They will give us an...

August forum gets write-up in the Fifth Estate!

Politicians in the hot seat on climate change By Donna Kelly (Anna Burke, Janet Rice, Ken Coghill, Carolyn Ingvarson, Josh Frydenberg, Claire Maries and Graeme Pearman) 21 August 2013 — Politicians from all political parties, ranging from Labor’s Anna Burke to the...

Age letter – August 19, 2013

Convenor Carolyn Ingvarson makes it into the Age this August! Policies lack credibility At the packed Kooyong/Chisholm forum on climate change last week, three class candidates spoke with strength and some passion about the need to tackle this vital issue. The Greens...

Wow, what a turn out – 2013 election forum wrap-up

Wow, what a turn out – 2013 election forum wrap-up

What a great turn out to our Forum ... Who said Climate Change was dead as an election issue! The hall was packed, (292) with standing room only (photo by John Kirk) A reflection on the night! Who would have thought a parish hall in leafy Surrey Hills would have been...

Candidates gather to promote our August forum

Josh Frydenberg, Anna Burke, and Janet Rice gathered at South Surrey Park for a photograph for Leader Press to promote the forum they will be present at on August 13. This is a climate change forum and offers a chance to hear the climate policies of the  two majors...

Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt

Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt

Here is a report of the meeting held on June 7th  in Josh Frydenberg's office. Lighter Footprints meets with Greg Hunt, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage. Eight members of Lighter Footprints met with Greg Hunt at Josh Frydenberg's office on...

Ethical Investments – Michael Josephson

Ethical Investments – Michael Josephson

Wednesday 26th June 7 pm for 7.30 Canterbury Guide Hall - Faversham Rd Michael Josephson (Ethical Investment Services) How to move your super to an ethical investment so that YOU can avoid patronising companies that deal in coal, oil, tobacco, alcohol, slave labour,...

Lighter Footprints gets a mention in the Fin Review!

Lighter Footprints received its first mention in the news pages of The Australian Financial Review recently, following several emails from us to Bill Shorten strongly urging him to continue his support for a price on carbon after the election. The following excerpt...

Lighter Footprints Volunteers at the Burwood Festival

Lighter Footprints Volunteers at the Burwood Festival

Lighter Footprint volunteers collected a large swag of letters defending renewable energy at the Burwood Festival on Sunday 5 May. Concerned members of the public signed letters to Shadow Energy Minister Ian Macfarlane strongly protesting the Federal Coalition's...

Lighter Footprints joins the “Paid to Pollute” Campaign

On Friday, members of Lighter Footprints joined in cancelling a mock cheque for $65 million dollars as  a symbol of how much each electorate in Australia pays in subsidies to the fossil fuel industries. Over $10 billion dollars per year is handed out to the the...

Lighter Footprints at Ashburton Festival

Lighter Footprints at Ashburton Festival

Lighter Footprints joined other community groups at the Ashburton Community Festival on Sunday 24 February - the last weekend of the Sustainable Living Festival. It was another welcome opportunity for Lighter Footprints to sign up new members to our email list and...

Meeting with Josh Frydenberg, Member for Kooyong

Josh Frydenberg meeting with members of Lighter Footprints, Carolyn Ingvarson, Convenor, Ken Coghill, Lynn Frankes and Lynne Holroyd 1 February, 2013 On 1 February 2012 a small group of Lighter Footprints members, including our Convenor, Carolyn Ingvarson, met with...

Boroondara Council 2012 Election Candidate Survey

(Press Release October 10) Council candidates use wonky “Winky Pop” to dodge questions A wonky excuse is being used by council candidates to evade stating their policies, says local climate action group Lighter Footprints. Many candidates have responded to a Lighter...

Repower Port Augusta – Hannah Aulby

Repower Port Augusta – Hannah Aulby

Wednesday 25 July 7pm for 7:30 Canterbury Guide Hall - Faversham Rd At the July Lighter Footprints monthly meeting we are delighted to have Hannah Aulby who will talk to us about the very exciting Australia wide campaign to Repower Port Augusta! Repower Port...

Health benefits of the carbon price: Op-ed by Fiona Armstrong

The untold story: health benefits of the carbon price By Fiona Armstrong (An edited version ran in the Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 26th Jun 12, as “Carbon Price's Health Bonanza”) The birth of Australia’s carbon price legislation is predictably...

What is Victoria’s renewable energy future?

What is Victoria’s renewable energy future?

Energetic Lighter Footprints members handed out hundreds of leaflets over the weekend mainly at the Burwood festival advertising our renewable energy forum. We encountered considerable enthusiasm for renewable energy, with many members of the public telling us they...

Lighter Footprints at Kew Festival

Lighter Footprints at Kew Festival

Our active team of stall volunteers were busy again at the Kew Festival on Saturday 24 March, this time accompanied by a large thermometer and inflatable globe to highlight the issue of dangerous global warming. We collected letters addressed to State Premier Ted...

Ashburton Community Festival stall

Ashburton Community Festival stall

With a hot northerly blowing and temperatures in the mid-thirties, Lighter Footprints was out and about on Sunday 26 February spreading the message about climate change at the Ashburton Community Festival. This followed a similar effort at the Sustainable Living...

End of year Lighter Footprints dinner

End of year Lighter Footprints dinner

Thirty of us had a great dinner together on Wednesday night December 7th. A highlight was the range of comments made as we went round the room sharing what had stuck with us as memorable from the past year of working with Lighter Footprints. Here are the comments made...

Lighter Footprints joins CANA

CANA (Climate Action Network Australia) is a network of over 70 Australia non-government groups working for action on climate change. It is the Australian arm of Climate Action Network International. In November this year CANA approved Lighter Footprints as a member,...

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