community concern over tree clearing turns to protest

August 17: This morning, residents from Kinglake and surrounding areas held a community protest to draw public attention to the unnecessary logging and removal of native trees and vegetation in the Kinglake Ranges by contractors working for the Murrindindi Shire.

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Let the Death of 'Sam the Koala' not be in Vain

The unfortunate death of 'Sam the Koala' made media headlines last week. We must ask about the hundreds of other koalas, who also face an uncertain future and who also suffered horrendously in the fires.

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Melbourne's Seasonal Food Pocket Guide

Find out what foods are in season throughout the year for the Melbourne and surrounding region with the FoE Real Food seasonal pocket guide.  This handy guide folds up and slides easily into your wallet or purse to help you buy local and in-season food.  Pick up your copy from the FoE Melbourne Food Co-op or bookshop.  We're also interested to hear from any other food and community centres that would like to on-sell the guide.

To see a preview please check here.

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community meeting in Kinglake raises concern about over clearing after the fires

A report from the community meeting held in Kinglake on August 5 2009 about concerns at over clearing after the February bushfires.

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Desal plant locks us into high impact water futures

The announcement by the Brumby Government of the desalination plant proponents will lock Victoria into a high emissions, high impact water future.

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Hazelwood - time for action! - this weekend!

On Sunday September 13, 2009, people from across Victoria, and Australia, will come together for a day of peaceful community mass civil disobedience to Switch off Hazelwood and Switch off Coal, while taking action for renewable energy. UPDATED with report and photos from the weekends action.

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Kayak for Earth - heading to Melbourne

The folly of the State Government’s North-South pipeline water policy will be exposed by author, adventurer and lifelong water-engineer Steve Posselt, as he paddles and drags a kayak from Echuca to Melbourne, beginning August 1. Steve arrived in Melbourne on sunday Aug 16.

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the Big Melt - climate justice tour

Find out about climate change in the 'roof of the world' and what it means for Australia and Asia. Public forum in Melbourne, monday August 17. The tour finished on August 19, check here for images and reports.

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Demand climate justice in Copenhagen

We have just launched our postcard campaign for the climate talks in Copenhagen, which will happen this December

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Real Food Film Nights

Food films – Hot soup – Popcorn.  Join the Real Food Film Nights in August and watch screenings of the latest food films and get updates on new and existing food campaigns. Starting with 'Fresh' on Tuesday 4th, August and 'Homegrown' on Tuesday 11th, make your booking now to secure your seat.

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