August 11

Welcome to the August news.


We had a very successful and well-supported day last Sunday. We spoke to lots of people many of whom wrote letters supporting the Carbon Tax and renewable energy to their local Federal member. See photos

Trek for Timor

The aim of this 50km trek on 24 September is to raise money to buy solar panels for remote communities in Timor to replace kerosene powered generators. For information and donations, go to

100% Renewables Campaign

The surveys we have conducted recently in the local community show an overwhelming support for a price on carbon (75%), belief the Government should stand up to big polluters and invest in clean energy (82%), support for the development of a plan for 100% renewable energy (83%) and a desire to increase the amount of renewable energy used in electricity generation (88%). For full survey results, see:

Must see Youtube video

A powerful video with a timely message.

Bike North Rides

To find out about bicycle rides of varying degrees of difficulty for individuals and families, see the calendar on their website:

International Conference for Environment Centres and Community Activists

The Manly Environment Centre is celebrating 20 years and is holding a conference at North Head Sanctuary on 8-11 September featuring international speakers including Prof. Janet Richardson from Totnes Transition Town; Polly Higgins lawyer and author of the book “Ecocide” and Prof. Brian Walker from CSIRO and Stockholm Resilience Centre. For more information, go to:

Date claimer

24th September Buffalo Creek Reserve, Pittwater Rd for the annual 350 day. This year’s theme is Moving Planet. Come with your bike to join in Moving Planet activities to celebrate climate action on the move. Further details in our next newsletter.

Meeting with John Alexander

We have finally managed to secure a meeting with John Alexander on 2 September and we will be presenting the results of the 100% renewables surveys at that meeting. We will report back in our next newsletter.

Next meeting:

Monday 5 September 2011 at 7.30 pm. Call Pamela on 0422 532 586 or Jo on 0414 375 149 for details.

We would like to thank all our friends & supporters for your continued support.