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

Melbourne’s gateway to the Goulburn and Murray Rivers

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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

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


Forum: Building the climate movement online

6pm Thursday October 16th
Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street Collingwood

Online tools offer climate change activists and groups excellent
opportunities and strategies to build the movement. Websites, egroups,
blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other applications are being used
extensively by community organisers… But how well? How can online tools
be harnessed most effectively to recruit, engage, energise, strategise
and sustain grassroots climate change activism?

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Eco Market Public Information Session - A real alternative to the Supermarket.

Wednesday 10th September, 6.30pm
Friends of the Earth, 12 Smith Street Collingwood

In Spring 2008 Friends of the Earth will revolutionise the way we shop
with the development of Australia’s first Eco Market, the sustainable
market that will sell all the common items found at a supermarket. All
products sold at the Eco Market must meet the standards of the Friends of he Earth environmental, ethical and social criteria. The Eco Market will
be a 'one stop' shopping destination providing a real alternative to the

* Do you want to learn more about this exciting new campaign?
* Do you feel politically inspired to be involved in a campaign that
challenges the way e consume?

* Maybe you have a sustainable product that you wish to sell at the market?

* Or perhaps you are interested in donating?

If you answered ‘Yes’, then join Friends of the Earth as we share news and information bout the Eco Market campaign.

- Complimentary glass of organic wine on entry
- Delicious finger food provided by the Friends of the Earth Food Co-op
- Organic samples for every guest
- Entry is free, gold coin donations appreciated.

Speakers include:

- Giselle Wilkinson, founder of the Sustainable Living Foundation

- Cam Walker, Campaign coordinator, Friends of the Earth

- Dave West, founder of Green Capital and the Boomerang Alliance

Join the latest campaign to challenge the supermarket industry and their
unsustainable practices.

To download the flyer, click here

For more information, visit or
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Let's Kick the Coal Habit

The Labor government claims it wants to do something about climate change – yet continues to fund and support new coal fired power stations across Australia. To stop global warming we need kick the coal habit and have a moratorium on new coal power stations in Australia. In Victoria's Latrobe Valley the proposed HRL coal power station has recieved $150 million in taxpayers money through state and federal government grants. HRL will, if allowed to go ahead, emit more than 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 a year, yet is being promoted as so-called 'clean coal' by the government. Join Friends of the Earth in stopping the proposed HRL coal fire power station and help bring about a moratorium on new coal stations that will pave the way for a just transition to a renewable energy future.


Membership and Fundraising Co-ordinator

Friends of the Earth is currently seeking a Membership and Fundraising
Coordinator. Applications close 1st September 2008. For a full
position description, click here