International Indigenous solidarity gathering starts this week

For our LAND, our CULTURE, our SOVEREIGNTY... Protecting our planet, defending our communities!

The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET), Friends of the Earth (FoE) in conjunction with other solidarity organisations will be hosting a gathering for Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists who are supporting Indigenous resistances and struggles.

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Position Available: Participatory Action Research Coordinator

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Friends of the Earth are seeking an experienced social researcher to coordinate anexciting new collaborative project.

The Participatory Action Research Coordinator will assist the Yorta Yorta people define their aspirations for Working on Country and an ideal “joint management” model to achieve these, by organising workshops and facilitating YYN members to illustrate their interests and capacity to work on Country and engage in NRM. The role would suit someone with experience in participatory action research (or equivalent), community development, and capacity building who enjoys collaborating with others in a creative learning environment.

Applications are due Midday Wednesday 19th November. Click here to download a position description and application guidelines.

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Indigenous leaders share their stories

mining sacred ground

Indigenous leaders share their stories

7pm Wednesday 22 October 2008
Friends of the Earth
312 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne

Speakers:
Jethro Tulin, Ipili, Papua New Guinea
Neville ‘Chappy’ Williams, Wiradjuri, Australia

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What does the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) need to include to achieve real action on climate change?

What does the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) need to include to achieve real action on climate change?

Ross Garnaut has released his final report on Australia's proposed Emissions Trading Scheme, outlining how he thinks Australia should tackle the growing climate crisis. But does his model provide for real action on climate change and a just transition to a low carbon economy?

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FoE members and supporters feedback

FoE members and supporters feedback, October 2008

 

Every two years we ask our members and supporters to provide feedback about the organisation and the campaigns we are working on.

Attached is this years form, we would greatly appreciate your time in answering as little or much as you want of the questions below.

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North South pipeline rally

Save the Murray
Plug the Pipe

WE NEED YOUR HELP
Where: IN YEA TOWNSHIP
Melbourne’s gateway to the Goulburn and Murray Rivers
When: SUNDAY 26TH OCTOBER @ 11AM

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'Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie,' say cleaning ladies

Press Release

Friday September 26, 2008

 

"Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie," say cleaning ladies.

The Climate Cleaning Ladies have taken to Flinders St. Station to see if there is such a thing as clean coal.

"We have been scrubbing coal all morning and all that's happened is we're now covered in coal dust, and as dirty as the coal," said Sadie Brown of the Climate Cleaning Ladies.

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Garnaut Climate protest calls for stronger action

Media Release

September 30 2008

Rudd must reject Garnaut's low climate change targets

Friends
of the Earth Australia has described Garnaut's report as a "recipe for
disaster" and called on the government to reject his proposed low-end
carbon pollution targets.

Professor Garnaut's Final Report outlining the science and economics of climate change and emission trading was released today.

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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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