Radioactive Exposure Tour 2009

The amazing Radioactive Exposure Tour is on again! Join Friends of the Earth for a journey to South Australia, May 15-24

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Victoria devastated by fires

Like everyone else in Victoria we are in a state of shock and sadness as fires continue to rip through much of  the state. Please check here to find out how to support affected communities.

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Community action against the pipeline continues - monday Feb 9

This community walk on has been cancelled because of the fires

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the 2009 sustainability convergence 'breakthrough: from recession to sustainability'

As we face a looming financial crisis, what are the threats and opportunities to social and environmental movements? Melbourne, February 14

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Australia's Climate Action Summit

More than 500 people from around the country gathered in Canberra to produce a national, unified set of objectives for the community campaign of climate action for the crucial year ahead.

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community presence outside the office of Tim Holding

It is time to bring the message to the Minister for Water, Tim Holding, and other key members of the state government that Melbourne people want a sustainable water future. Feb 6.

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Community occupation of the North South pipeline

Friends of the Earth organised a community occupation of the work site on thursday 22 January. We had a small but spirited presence that aimed to raise awareness about the ecological impacts of the pipeline and offer support to rural communities affected by the pipeline.

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Desalination plant, Wonthaggi

most recent items at the top.

[September 2009]

Watershed Victoria still campaigning on the Desal plant

Both banks have signed on to the "Equator
Principles", a comprehensive statement of responsibility to invest only
in projects that have no damaging environmental and social consequences.

The National and Westpac Banks espouse their environmental
credentials in relation to investment decisions for the money we place
in their care. Yet now they are allowing the desalination plant to go
ahead, preventing better and cheaper options from an environmental
point of view, from going ahead, by backing the desalination plant’s
construction.

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Chemical castrating herbicide used in swimming pools

***PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 18 2008***

chemical castrating herbicide used in swimming pools
Friends of the Earth calls for bans on simazine in swimming pools and more research into swimming pool chemicals

Friends of the Earth Australia today called for bans on the use of Simazine in swimming pools in Australia. Simazine is a herbicide, registered for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Association (APVMA) for a number of uses including swimming pools. Simazine also kills algae in swimming pools, dams, troughs, ponds and freshwater aquariums. The US EPA banned the use of Simazine in swimming pools in the United States in 1994.

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Federal government emission reductions targets 'woeful'

details on community actions:

(media statement signed by 61 organisations below)

(full list of actions around the country here)

For photos from the actions, check here.

 

When
On Tuesday 16th of December, please join with people all around Australia as we STEP-IN to the offices of Federal Parliamentarians, to STEP-UP the campaign for real action against climate change.
The Friends of the Earth Climate Justice Collective are organizing simultaneous community actions at 4 Electoral offices at 10.00AM, Tuesday 16 Dec.

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