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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Coal to liquids plant, an attempt to prop up unviable brown coal industry

Friends of the Earth condemn the announcement by Resources Minister Peter Batchelor that the Latrobe Valley will be the site for carbon capture project and a coal to liquids plant as another step in the wrong direction on climate change.

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Urban Growth Boundary expansion - what type of city do we want?

The proposed expansion of Melbourne's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) will involve the rezoning of up to 46,000 hectares of land for residential development, new roads and a freeway. Please make a submission on this significant development.

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