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Sustainable Breakfast

apple.gif3CR Community Radio is hosting a sustainable breakfast series from 23 - 27 March at Friends of the Earth in Collingwood.

Each morning 3CR breakfast presenters will speak with activists and campaigners working on sustainability issues in the Yarra area. Get informed and enjoy local, sustainable produce - all welcome.

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Yarra Change Makers Program

Are you interested in Community resilience? Then the Change Makers Program is a fantastic new initiative just for YOU. Coordinated by Friends of the Earth and funded by the Yarra City Council, the Change Makers Program aims to engage and empower participants to build a more resilient community in the face of climate change. You will learn from incredible speakers from Climate Works Australia, Australia Conservation Foundation and Friends of the Earth. They will guide you through simple practical solutions to reduce the effects of climate change, how to start your own projects,  the latest climate science, and examples of what other climate leaders have achieved throughout Australia. Click here for the info pack.This course will be a great opportunity to build your skills and make connections with likeminded people.  It is a two day course and will be run on the last two Saturdays of this month in Collingwood.  All the course fees have been fully covered by the Yarra City Council, so jump on board fast and grab your complimentary ticket!!! There are only 15 spaces available. RSVP to [email protected] or Ph.0421810556

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Farmland not Gaslands

seaspray_2_2014.jpgIf you’re concerned about environmental issues and the urgent need to rapidly reduce the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, it’s hard not to get depressed.

The Australian government is cutting climate action programs and turning it’s back on environmental protection, and here in Victoria, our government wants to open up new coal mines while shutting down renewable energy across much of the state.

But across regional Australia, a new movement is building power and starting to win against the coal and gas companies and their friends in government. We want to share this good news story.

Castlemaine, October 29.

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free activist skillshares

skillshares.jpgFoE's Anti-nuclear & Clean Energy (ACE) campaign is co-ordinating some free skillshares over the next four months.

Monday nights at FoE in Collingwood.

ALL WELCOME!

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The Change Course

Practical skills for advocacy and campaigning.  

This 6 week course is designed to give a broad overview of skills needed to be an effective campaigner.  From community organising, to social media and fundraising , we will give you a great set of tools to take away, increasing your skills, and developing better capacity in the area you work.

From March 23rd to May 1st, Melbourne.

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DIRT RADIO - our weekly radio show on 3CR !

Dirt Radio is a program presented by Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists. 
The show digs down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues, exploring the campaigns, issues and communities involved in defending their local environment.

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'Cross pollination'. FoE members and supporters event, Jan 31

This night will feature tales of anti-coal communities, resistance and creativity from near and afar.

Featuring:

  • Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance.
  • all the way from Canada, Saku, a mining-justice campaigner and member of the talented Beehive Collective and Testament, author and hip hop artist.
  • Julien Vincent will outline the new Friends of the Earth campaign called Market Forces.
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VCAT Knocks Back $70 million Eastern Golf Course Relocation

Environmental Organisations Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) took part in a hearing in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

After a 10 day hearing in which 13 experts gave evidence, VCAT has overturned Council's decision to grant a planning permit to allow a controversial golf course relocation to be built in close proximity to Melbourne's water supply.

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what does the election outcome mean for Victoria's environment?

Environment group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has expressed grave concern at the prospect of the Coalition taking power following yesterday's state election because of its approach to climate change issues.

Check here for all our scorecard assessments of the Parties

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Caucus Meeting: An excellent opportunity to talk to your MP

The entire Labor caucus has been ordered to an unprecedented weekend brainstorming session this Sunday 5th Feb. It is being touted as an opportunity for all 102 MPs to workshop policy ideas and strategies and in particular raise any concerns they have in their electorates with the PM and the cabinet directly. So – THIS WEEK is the best opportunity we have to get our message to each of our local federal members, so that on Sunday the government hears loud and clear from across the country that Australia wants a strong Basin Plan that restores the health of the river for future generations. Ringing or visiting your MP is easy and powerful – you can find talking points and background info here as well as search for your MPs details.

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