45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH & 3CR

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!    Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 


45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth & 3CR audio episode

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Presenters: Megan Williams and Em Gayfer
Guests: Mick Harris (FOE volunteer & Community Radio Federation 3CR rep), Larissa MacFarlane (FOE presenter, Green Beat), Juliet Fox (Green Beat presenter & 3CR Projects Coordinator), Michaela Stubbs (FOE ACE collective & 3CR Program Coordinator), and Cam Walker (FOE Campaigns Coordinator)

3CR Radical Radio

This final 45 years of Acting Up episode celebrates Friends of the Earth’s bonds with 3CR.  Friends of the Earth is an on-air affiliate presenting 3CR shows Dirt Radio, Earth Matters, and with guests on the Radioactive Show, in solidarity we give voice to campaigns for environmental and social change.  Read about key moments in 3CR-FOE programming, listen to audio episodes, and find out how you can get involved with Friends of the Earth and support 3CR Community Radio.

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45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH BANDS & GIGS

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!    Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 

45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth Bands & Gigs audio episode

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Presenters: Megan Williams and Em Gayfer
Guests: Leanne McLean, Beth Cameron, Anthony Amis

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Dance with us down a musical memory lane as we recall 45 years of Friends of the Earth bands and gigs.  Jazz launching an anti-nuclear protest, music at a wilderness Protestival, local pub gigs, or drag on the Darling, Friends of the Earth brings together musicians, artists and activists to form grass roots communities in creative resistance.  Here’s some key musical moments and discover how to connect with Friends of the Earth to party with purpose for our planet.

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STATEMENT: Response to the Vic govt's delay to Emissions Reduction Targets



Friends of the Earth Melbourne expresses great disappointment that the Victorian government has deferred setting the state’s first interim Emissions Reduction Targets. It is the second time this has occurred.


When the Andrews government strengthened the Victorian Climate Change Act 2017  it introduced deadlines to ensure our state’s response to the climate crisis is swift and steady. It demonstrated a keen awareness of the urgency of the issue when enshrining these deadlines in law.

Since 2017, community members across the state have been calling on the government to set science-based targets that contribute towards the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C.

It is an outcome that would accelerate the rollout of renewables, increase investment in sustainable transport, require greater protection of forests and the natural world, and help protect communities from intensifying impacts. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: Friends of the Earth call for Andrews govt to make "right decision, not rushed decision" on delayed climate targets

Friends of the Earth Melbourne has released a statement in response to the Victorian government's delay to setting interim Emissions Reduction Targets.

It is the second time a decision on the targets has been delayed.

Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate coordinator, Leigh Ewbank, said: 

"Despite our deep disappointment about the delay, we believe it is essential that the Victorian government makes the right decision, not a rushed decision on climate targets."

The community campaign for science-based targets will continue. We will fight for Climate Justice for all Victorians.

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Resources: How to speak with your MP

A goup of people standing in front or parliament steps. One person is handing a petition to two MPs.
How to speak to decision makers about sustainable and accessible transport issues facing Victoria:


Use these resources to effectively engage your MP in transport issues that affect you.

We're fighting for a liveable, fairer and more connected city. We want to see more investment in public transport like Melbourne Metro 2 (MM2), no new major roads, and better infrastructure for active travel.

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45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!  
Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 

45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth International Focus audio episode

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Presenter: Em Gayfer
Guests: Lee Tan (FOE local & international groups), Peter Hayes (FOE Australia & FOE International groups), Hye Lin (FOE South Korea), Sam Cossar Gilbert (FOE International, Economic Justice collective).

Friends of the Earth international protest

Since 1971, Friends of the Earth International has evolved into a diverse, vibrant and decentralised network of 73 member groups from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Friends of the Earth International works to unite grassroots activism supporting effective national and international campaigns to protect the environment and create sustainable societies.  Read a brief history and join Friends of the Earth, to act local, think global to mobilise, resist and transform.

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45 YEARS OF ACTING UP! FRIENDS OF THE EARTH RADIOACTIVE TOURS

Friends of the Earth podcast history series made in collaboration with 3CR 855 AM community radio show Acting Up!    Monday 2.00pm.  Ratbags, peaceniks and agents of change, resistance radio that explores the movements that made us. 

45 years of Acting Up!  Friends of the Earth Radioactive Tours audio episode

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Presenter: Em Gayfer.
Guests: Ila Marks, Linda Marks, Jemila Rushton, and Meryl Yusef interviewed by Phil Evans.

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Travel with Friends of the Earth’s Radioactive Exposure Tours (RAD Tours*) to discover how nuclear testing, uranium mining and radioactive waste affects Aboriginal Traditional Owners and communities across Australia, and how solidarity wins.  The first Nuclear Exposure tour hit the road in 1990, with RAD tours continuing into 2018.  RAD Tour participants hear Traditional Owners share stories and knowledge, witness the social and environmental impacts the nuclear industry has on communities and country, building alliances and educating people along the way.  Read a brief history, listen to more podcasts and learn how we can end radioactive racism and live nuclear-free.  
*RAD Tours are not available in 2020 due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

 

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Dirt Radio Update on Strzelecki Koala Mapping

 

This week on Dirt Radio, host Em Gayfer Interviewed Anthony Amis from Friends of the Earth's SKAT (Strezlecki Koala Action Team) Collective around the ongoing work surveying koala habitat in Victoria's south-east since 2013. 

They are working to create comprehensive mapping of the state's only endemic koala population.

Anthony Amis has been involved with forest conservation in the area since the 1990s and who has been heading up the koala mapping project.

This year he has surveyed around 200 sites, and we get an update on the project as it stands. You can find the mapping work here: https://strzkoala.australianmap.net/

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State govt greenlight for offshore gas exploration further locks in Victoria’s reliance on polluting fossil fuels

Community resistance to gas announcements in VIC

State Minister for Resources, Jaclyn Symes, has today announced that permits have been granted to Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy to explore for gas in state waters near Portland and Port Campbell. 

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Melbourne Lockdown: Food Co-op & Cafe Updates

 

Updates from the Food Coop and Cafe:

The FoE Food Co-op and Cafe remains open for click-and-collect online ordering!
Place your order via the website to pick up with minimal faff!


The Food Coop and Cafe is still open for shopping in-store. We operating with necessary physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.

Open daily during the Melbourne lockdown for organic bulk food and grocery shopping, and serving vegan takeaway meals.

Monday-Friday 10-6 / Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 11-4

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