You're invited to Australia's Climate Emergency - A Double Feature

 

Join Nillumbik Environmental Action Group for two short films, light snacks and refreshments, and plenty of much needed discussion. Entry by gold coin donation.

WHEN: Friday 5 April, 7pm
WHERE: Hurstbridge Community Hub


The films:


HOME FRONT (watch the trailer)

ACCELERATE (watch the trailer)


WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Inform yourselves

Energise friends & acquaintances

Visit/call/email MPs and other public officeholders; say you demand action

Join activists, or support them financially

Withdraw financial support from fossil fuels (and tell the companies why)

Congratulate leaders who are doing the right thing: e.g. state premiers or energy ministers of the ACT, SA, VIC.


IN YOUR DAILY LIFE AS A CONSUMER

 

Some ideas for reducing your carbon emissions:

  • Electricity   

    • Switch to green power, or install solar panels (possibly with state rebate?), or put in a battery and go off-grid.

  • Transport   

    • Reduce or cut out flying (use teleconferences), use public transport, lobby for car parks at stations, ride a bicycle, buy local. When feasible, buy an electric car.

  • Land use and agriculture   

    • Start eating less meat and dairy – those sheep and cows put out a lot of methane!

 

You can also influence friends by talking about why you're doing these things.

 

AS AN ACTIVE CITIZEN

 

Send a clear message to your representatives. 

  • In the lead-up to the federal election

  • Go to candidate forums and push for climate action and renewable energy; then vote for the candidate / party with the best climate / environment policy.
     

Generally

  • Join a local group, e.g. Warrandyte Climate Action Network, StopAdani Eltham. Or form your own! Make it fun, and neighbourly.

  • Save the contact details for your local MP, the PM, Minister for Energy, local council, and send short emails or make phone calls to demand action.

    • Questions are best. Dear X, what are you doing to secure 100% renewable energy for Australia / in our shire? No need for debate; just tell them what you want. If they answer with waffle, repeat the question.

  • Campaigning: visit 350.org and StopAdani websites – the Adani mine is the number 1 battlefront at the moment – and join in as you can, e.g. with petitions. The Australian Conservation Foundation, Environment Victoria and the Wilderness Society also campaign.


KEY GOALS
STOP ADANI & other coal/gas projects
GET TO 100% RENEWABLES, FAST
ZERO-CARBON ECONOMY BY 2040

 

  • Make sure your investments and super are not contributing to fossil fuels.

  • If you have shares in fossil fuels, change them.

  • Ask sticky questions at shareholder meetings! Market Forces might help, or ACCR (Australian Centre for Corporate Responsibility).

 

There are dozens of possibilities online if you need more ideas.

 

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