Welcome to Friends of the Earth Melbourne November news. Get to the Food Co-op Cafe, Friends of the Earth Aust merch sale, and sprout a tree, Koala South Gippsland event, Backcountry film festival, and Snow Gum citizen scientist, plus a COP26 update and more …
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We’re honoured and excited to announce that our People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria project has been nominated as a finalist for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. This project was an incredible grassroots effort carried out by over 1,000 people around the state in 2020 and 2021. Read all about it.
The Act on Climate collective will not be deflated by the Morrison government's failure of leadership. It will fuel us as we head towards a Federal election and another big year on the campaign trail. Here’s a quick update on our efforts in October and upcoming actions, read more.
With the federal government continuing to push it’s ‘gas led recovery’ agenda, their support for the fossil fuel industry remains a major blockage to Australia taking meaningful action on climate change. Read more.
By joining the Yes 2 Renewables Twitter team you'll receive invites to twitter actions and tips on how to engage in public debate as it happens. Our voices are stronger and more strategic together. Sign up to hear more on the next steps. Read more.
Q1. Do you live in South Gippsland? Q2. Can you share the story of the Strzelecki Koala to help work towards their long-term protection? If that's a double yes then come join SKAT zoom meeting Thurs 11 Nov 2021, 6.30pm Melb time as we share our recently designed and produced informational-pamphlet. Read more.
Snow Gums face a massive threat from the spread of dieback which is caused by a native beetle – and super charged by climate change, and localised collapse of snow gum woodlands due to more frequent fires. Please join our citizen science project to map the extent of this loss. Read more.
Presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance each year, the Backcountry Film Festival screens stories of outdoor stewardship, grassroots policy and advocacy work, backcountry adventure, and snow cinema by human-powered advocates, athletes, activists, and outdoor enthusiasts. The 2021 festival will run from DEC 3 – 13 and features 14 films over two hours. Read more & tix.
With a growing number of local groups across Victoria opposing plans for gold exploration and mining, Friends of the Earth is helping to organise a state-wide gathering of campaigners to discuss strategies. All active local groups are invited to attend. It will happen in November 2021. Read more.
Like many things in 2021, this Annual General Meeting will be a little different. We will host the AGM via Zoom 6pm (Melb time) 18 Nov to ensure that we remain compliant with the enduring COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings. We hope that you will join us as we report back on another year of grassroots activism during an ongoing global pandemic. Our network has continued to flourish and continues to MOBILISE, RESIST and TRANSFORM despite the many challenges! Keynote Speaker Sharon Ford – Original Power. Read more & RSVP. Please note this is a members only event - click here to find out more about Membership at Friends of the Earth Melbourne.
Organising with us is a fun and rewarding way to get involved in organising for environmental and social justice. We do things differently at Friends of the Earth: we don't have bosses! This means that when you come and volunteer with us, you won't be told what to do, but be invited to shape out tasks and projects as part of a small group of people just like you. Read more & sign up.
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