Greenhouse Mafia Captures Politics

Press Release
Wednesday 24 September 2008
Greenhouse Mafia Captures Politics

 

The Greenhouse Mafia representing major polluters from the fossil fuel industry were out in force this morning capturing Government, and their climate policy, to make sure business as usual greenhouse emissions continue in the face of dangerous climate change.

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Victoria's forests - a family day in October

... Help protect and get informed about Victoria's red gum wetlands andforests.
... Learn about the exciting new science behind Green Carbon and find out what you can do to fight climate change


Come along for a fun and informative day for adults and kids. A repeat of last year's event, the day will combine informative talks and information stalls with entertainment for all ages, including bands, a treasure hunt, face-painting, circus skills workshops, colouring-in and painting activities

Saturday October 11:10am - 2pm
CERES Environmental Park
Corner of Roberts and Stewart Streets
Brunswick East

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Forum: Building the climate movement online

6pm Thursday October 16th
Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street Collingwood

Online tools offer climate change activists and groups excellent
opportunities and strategies to build the movement. Websites, egroups,
blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other applications are being used
extensively by community organisers… But how well? How can online tools
be harnessed most effectively to recruit, engage, energise, strategise
and sustain grassroots climate change activism?

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Eco Market Public Information Session - A real alternative to the Supermarket.

Wednesday 10th September, 6.30pm
Friends of the Earth, 12 Smith Street Collingwood

In Spring 2008 Friends of the Earth will revolutionise the way we shop
with the development of Australia’s first Eco Market, the sustainable
market that will sell all the common items found at a supermarket. All
products sold at the Eco Market must meet the standards of the Friends of he Earth environmental, ethical and social criteria. The Eco Market will
be a 'one stop' shopping destination providing a real alternative to the
supermarket.

* Do you want to learn more about this exciting new campaign?
* Do you feel politically inspired to be involved in a campaign that
challenges the way e consume?

* Maybe you have a sustainable product that you wish to sell at the market?

* Or perhaps you are interested in donating?

If you answered ‘Yes’, then join Friends of the Earth as we share news and information bout the Eco Market campaign.

- Complimentary glass of organic wine on entry
- Delicious finger food provided by the Friends of the Earth Food Co-op
- Organic samples for every guest
- Entry is free, gold coin donations appreciated.

Speakers include:

- Giselle Wilkinson, founder of the Sustainable Living Foundation

- Cam Walker, Campaign coordinator, Friends of the Earth

- Dave West, founder of Green Capital and the Boomerang Alliance

Join the latest campaign to challenge the supermarket industry and their
unsustainable practices.

To download the flyer, click here

For more information, visit http://www.foe.org.au/sustainable-food/ or
email realfood@melbourne.foe.org.au or carmen.bateson@foe.org.au

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Let's Kick the Coal Habit

The Labor government claims it wants to do something about climate change – yet continues to fund and support new coal fired power stations across Australia. To stop global warming we need kick the coal habit and have a moratorium on new coal power stations in Australia. In Victoria's Latrobe Valley the proposed HRL coal power station has recieved $150 million in taxpayers money through state and federal government grants. HRL will, if allowed to go ahead, emit more than 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 a year, yet is being promoted as so-called 'clean coal' by the government. Join Friends of the Earth in stopping the proposed HRL coal fire power station and help bring about a moratorium on new coal stations that will pave the way for a just transition to a renewable energy future.

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Membership and Fundraising Co-ordinator

Friends of the Earth is currently seeking a Membership and Fundraising
Coordinator. Applications close 1st September 2008. For a full
position description, click here

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seminar - climate justice

Date: Saturday 2 August Time: 10.45am-5pm (register from 10.30am ) Venue: Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, University of Melbourne (See map attached) Full agenda at: http://climatejusticeseminar.blogspot.com/ Sponsoring organisations: Development Studies Program of the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry (University of Melbourne); Friends of the Earth; Western Region Environment Centre; Socialist Alliance; Your Water Your Say; Resistance; Mothers Against Genetically Engineered Crops (MADGE), Community Radio 3CR.

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