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Next Lighter Footprints Meeting – June 27th

The next Lighter Footprints meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 June at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.  The meeting will be held at the Faversham Road Guide Hall, 1 Faversham Road, Canterbury. Our topic is Renewable Energy - Community Energy Projects and the 100%...

State / National Action Group Meeting

The next meeting of the State / National Action Group will be held on Wednesday 20 June at 7:30 pm.  Anyone interested in joining this working group is welcome to attend.  We will be focusing on the Hazelwood campaign, community energy projects and preparing...

What did Nick Minchin teach Anna Rose about climate change denial?

Anna Rose, the feisty young climate activist who shaped up to Nick Minchin in the Q&A  TV special "I  Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change" will be a welcome and intriguing guest at our next monthly meeting. Can she shed any light on what it would take...

Renewable Energy Forum

Lighter Footprints Public ForumFlicking the Switch toRenewable EnergyVictoria's opportunitiesWednesday 16 May 20127.00 - 9.30pm    St Aidan's Uniting Church17-21 Duggan St, Balwyn North, 3104Mel. 46, F3  map  Mark Feather: Acting...

Climate Action Summit – April 2012, Sydney

The Climate Action Summit was held in Sydney on April 27-29, 2012.There were many outstanding speakers and their slides are progressively being made available on the website  www.climatesummit.org.au   Do check them out.One presentation that made a...

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...

State National Action Group Next Meeting 23 April

The State National Action Group ("SNAG") met on 15 April.  The meeting focused on organising publicity for the upcoming renewable energy forum "Flicking the Switch to Renewable Energy: Victoria's Opportunities" which will be held on Wednesday 16 May.  All...

State National Action Group meeting

The State and National Action Group met on 3 April 2012.The meeting focused primarily on the upcoming renewable energy forum which is now taking shape nicely with some exciting speakers booked in.  The forum will be held in May with more details to follow. Other...

Local Actions Group priorities for 2012

The Local Actions Group met on 15 March and agreed the following 2012 Priorities:Continue to liaise with Council OfficersInput to 2013-14 Council BudgetEast-West Cycleway campaignThe next meeting of this working group will be held on Thursday 12 April 2012....

Lighter Footprints stall 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...

State National Action Group meeting 20 March

The State National Action Group met on 20 March 2012.The meeting again focused on a proposed forum on renewable energy to be held in early May. Speakers are still to be finalised. We discussed the stall we will have at the Kew Festival on Saturday 24 March in Victoria...

Climate Action Summit

Here is the poster for the upcoming Summit for climate action groupsto be held in Sydney on the last weekend of April.The draft program is to be found on their website.Please consider printing this poster and placing it on relevant notice boards.

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...

State/National Action Group meeting 22 February

The first meeting for 2012 of the State/National Action Group was held on 22 February.The first project of this working group will be a forum on renewable energy in Victoria to be held in May 2012.  Discussion at the meeting focused on the format of the forum and...

Global warming and European winter

Over dinner last week, someone at our table was querying why, if the climate is warming, the current European winter is so severe. I found a good blog post with some great graphics explaining why.

New study of public opinion about climate change

"A must-read study published Monday in the journal Climatic Change debunks some pervasive myths about public opinion and climate change. [ ... ]Here are some of the key findings from “Shifting public opinion on climate change: an empirical assessment of factors...

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...

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,...

Why do people reject science?

Excerpt from an article by Stephan Lewandowsky:"What does Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity have to do with the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)? What does acid rain have to do with the fact tobacco smoking causes lung cancer? What does Reye’s syndrome...

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 stationBelow is the EV email on...

Say Yes Earth Relay

Say Yes Earth Relay: MelbourneLaunched on Thursday, 15 SeptemberOver 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...

Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

The Oxfam Photographic Exhibition of the Pacific Islandswas 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...

Public Forum: Moving to clean energy options for baseload power

Lighter Footprints ForumCan 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 Lighter Footprints’...

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