Can we get Bennelong to Vote Climate?

August Newsletter

Regret proof the future

Thanks to all of you who contacted us offering to letterbox our flyer asking people to vote for the climate on 8 September. We have now distributed almost 8,000. A mighty effort. Only 42,000 to go to cover the whole electorate. If you have a couple of hours and want to regret-proof yourself into the election please call Jo this week on 0414375149 or email us and we can deliver a bundle of flyers and map for an area near you. Our home page has the flyer content plus sources.

Solar Score card

100% Renewable have produced a score card on all candidates regarding their positions. Guess who doesn’t have any solar panels? Check out where our candidates stand


Thanks to all our supporters and friends who came by to say hello write a letter, and share a mandarin at Moocooboola Festival on August 4. Twenty hand written letters were sent to our two Federal MPs and 17 new supporters signed on to our list. And the sun shone.

Going Fossil Free

Going Fossil Free is the campaign launched by 2 months ago in Aus to encourage individuals and institutions to divest of investments in coal and other fossil fuels. Since, then seven religious organisations have passed resolutions to divest, negotiations are under way with 4 city councils as well as 12 universities and thousands of people have told their banks they will walk if they don’t stop funding destructive fossil fuel projects.

The World Bank and the European Investment Bank – have now also committed to restrict their funding to coal. See Go Fossil Free Australia

Could Sydney go 100% renewable?

Sydney City Council is leading Australia on energy production and reducing emissions. An inspiring forum at Sydney Town Hall City Conversation 2013 addressed by speakers as diverse as the National Farmers Federation and 100% Renewable made it clear that the renewables future is here with solar uptake tracking faster than mobile phones in the 1990s and battery storage close behind. Listen and watch the the podcast

Help make superannuation renewable

Industry super funds are conducting a survey to find community support for a renewable energy fund.

Sweden runs out of garbage

Reliant on garbage as a source of energy, Sweden has become so waste conscious they now face a crisis

What’s On

Big Coal: Australia’s Dirtiest Habit Thursday, August 22, 6pm
Speakers: Guy Pearse and David McKnight,
Gleebooks Cost: $10/$7/ Bookings

Creating Frog Habitat – Saturday 24 August
Lane Cove Council 9911 3583

Kitchen Scraps to Compost – Saturday 21 September
Bookings tejinder.gill@willoughby

Sustainable Home Renovations Expo – Sunday 29 September
Bookings – Diary Dates at