CLEAN ENERGY ACT THANK YOU!
A big thank you to you, our supporters. Without your help, this would not have happened. For a simple explanation of the carbon price.
Come and see us at our stall at Moocooboola on Sunday 5 August at Boronia Park oval on Ryde Road, Hunters Hill. Festival goes from 9.30 to 4.30.
EMPOWER RYDE EVENT
On Tuesday 21 August from 5.45pm – 8pm you are invited to attend this free EmPower workshop at Level 3, Campus Hub Macquarie University ( with free drinks). EmPower Ryde is designed to empower Ryde district residents to take action towards creating a low carbon future by saving money and reducing emissions. This event is supported by Department of Climate change and Energy Efficiency. For more http://www.climateworksaustralia.org/empower/
SAVE MONEY AND THE PLANET
Here are a few ideas of what you can do to stay ahead with the carbon tax:
Kick the halogen habit – We all fell in love with halogen. At 60 watts per light it’s time for a re think. LEDs use 10% of this amount, and the globes can be relatively simply switched. Mode Lighting at Gladesville and other lighting shops keep the LED globes.
Solar Panels –For not much more than a couple of flat screen TVs you could be making your own power on the roof. If you missed our last two bulk solar purchases you could still go it alone. Most energy providers have deals going. We also found Aussie Solar great to deal with both times. http://www.aussiesolar.com.au/
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SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
The energy used in the manufacture, distribution and disposal of plastic bags and the methane emissions from plastic breaking down is a reason to say no. Visit http://www.take3.org.au/
CONTAINER DEPOSIT SYSTEM
Recycling of containers also reduces energy use and fossil fuel mining. A meeting on 24 August of Environment Ministers will discuss implementation of a national container deposit scheme for plastic bottles. Visit http://www.boomerangalliance.org.au/cash-for-containers.html
WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Because 8 million people in Bangladesh stand to lose their homes from climate inundation. http://www.newint.org/features/2012/04/25/bangladesh-climate-exodus-dhaka/
Monday 6 August 2012 at 7.30 pm. Call Pamela on 0422 532 586 or Jo on 0414 375 149 for details.