Launch of the Nuclear Freeways campaign

This Friday July 30th marks the launch of Friends of the Earths Nuclear Freeways campaign.

A delegation of Friends of the Earth members and Batman electorate residents will travel over 3,000ks on one of the proposed routes for the transport for Australia's radioactive waste.

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Climate White Paper a Game Changer

The Victorian government has taken a bold step forward and substantially advanced the climate debate with the release of the final details of its White Paper on climate change.

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Officeworks store targeted as forest protection groups call for Reflex paper to be taken off the shelves

Forest protection groups have occupied the roof and storefront of a major Officeworks building in Collingwood this morning. Banners were unfurled over the rooftop billboards, targeting the Reflex Paper brand for its ongoing logging of Victoria’s native forests.

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Walk Against Warming 2010

This year we’re taking our message for a safe climate straight to the people that matter most – the voters. This year we’re asking you to join us for the first ever Great Suburban Walk.

Sunday 15 August

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Support for large scale solar a bright move

National environment group Friends of the Earth has welcomed Premier John Brumby’s announcement of a gross-feed-in tariff to support the development of large scale solar power plants in regional Victoria.

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Energy saving action a good step, climate white paper is next challenge

Environment groups today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of improvements to the Energy Saver Incentive scheme and registration rebates for low-emission vehicles, but warned that the upcoming Climate Change White Paper would need larger scale action to slash greenhouse pollution.

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Face to Face communication workshop for activists

Come along and learn some tried and tested techniques for engaging with members of the public on issues.

South Melbourne,  August 7.

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Helping Victorian homes tackle climate change, energy & water bills

The  One  Million  Homes  Alliance  is  calling  on  the  Victorian  Government  to  enable  more  Victorians  to  tackle  climate  change  and  riing  energy  and  water  bills  by  upgrading  the  water  and  energy  efficiency  of  one  million  Victorian  homes. 

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Full phase-out of Hazelwood required for rapid transition from coal

National environmental organisation Friends of the Earth has welcomed the revelation that the state government is considering closing one quarter of the capacity of the Hazelwood power station, the developed world's dirtiest coal fired station.

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heritage bushland property to be bulldozed for Peninsula freeway

Joyce and Simon Welsh, owners of the historic Westerfield property on Robinsons Road in the Green Wedge south of Frankston have been notified that clearing will begin on Monday 5 July on the 2.656 ha of their pristine remnant bushland property to be bulldozed to make way for the Peninsula Link Freeway.

In response a community picket has been established.

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