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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,...

HRL Court Challenge

HRL Court Challenge

Several of us attended the demonstration outside the high Court in King St this week in support of the case being run by Environment Victoria and others challenging the EPA's support for the new HRL coal fired/gasfired power station Below is the EV email on the event...

Say Yes Earth Relay

Say Yes Earth Relay

Over the coming few weeks, as the price on pollution is debated in Parliament, Victorian communities will come together to take part in the Earth Relay - a series of actions to symbolise support for action on climate change. Like the passage of the Olympic flame to...

Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

The Oxfam Photographic Exhibition of the Pacific Islands was launched at Q.P.O. in Kew, Victoria Australia on September 14. Named 'Land is Life,' the exhibition contains photos taken by Rodney Dekker of Tuvalu and Kirabati. It was MC'ed by Carolyn Ingvarson of Lighter...

Moving to clean energy options for reliable power

Lighter Footprints Forum August 2011 Can we live well without coal? Can renewable energy provide continuous, reliable power? Can we escape our dependence on carbon polluting fossil fuels? Is it nuclear or nothing? Watch the three speakers on these issues at the...

Public Forum: Sustainable suburbia

Lighter Footprints ForumSustainable suburbia – what do we need to do?Time: Thursday 28 April 2011Venue: Holy Trinity Church Hall, corner Union Road and Montrose Street, Surrey HillsPurpose The forum discussed how we can create sustainable suburbs and take responsible...

Five books on solar power

Blog entry from The Browser has an interview with author Bob Johnstone about solar power. In this interview he lists and briefly discusses five books on the topic. Several of the books by Hermann Scheer (the architect of the German solar power initiative) are...

March 2011 climate action and carbon price rally

This is a link to the SMH article discussing the difference between the turnout for the anti climate action in Werribee and the huge carbon price rally turnout at Treasury Gardens in Melbourne.It also includes a video of the Treasury Gardens...

Saturday 12 Rally imperative

In response to an attempt to persuade Julia that the general public does not want to support a price on carbon,  deniers will rally  in front of her electorate office in Melbourne this Saturday. Getup and others have determined to show that a...

5 books on climate change innovation

Roger Pielke, a professor of environmental science at Colorado, posts a list of five books about climate change at the Five books blog. He also gives an interview in which he briefly discusses the books and makes some other comments about the climate change discussion...

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