June 2024 Newsletter

Ryde Gladesville Climate Action – June Newsletter

It’s now Ryde Gladesville Climate Action is open to new core members joining us at our monthly kitchen table meeting. Hit us up on FB as a DM or email info@climatechangerg.org.au or call Jo on 0414 375 149.


The Albanese Government has released a future gas strategy, proposing gas to be part of the transition to net zero emissions and this being reason for new gas fields. This thinking is now 5 years out of date in light of the capacity of renewables to power all our needs.

Join thousands of people calling the PM this week to let his office know that you think Labor needs to stop listening to the coal and gas lobbyists and get serious about getting to net zero. https://www.movebeyondcoal.com/call_anthony_albanese_now

North Epping Community Battery Launched
On a cold and rainy afternoon, the community battery next to North Epping oval was officially opened on 18 May at North Epping Oval. It was great to see Jerome, who was instrumental in getting a battery for this area as well as Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate change and Energy there. Such star power in our locale is a reminder of how important Bennelong is to the government and what an opportunity we have to remind the government how short of net zero we still are.  Have a look in Beck Street so you can tell your family, friends, colleagues what such a community battery is about and what it does. https://yoursay.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/ausgrid-community-battery-north-epping-oval

Declaration of Peace for Indigenous Australians and Nature

Check out this footage of this moving event with input from Indigenous scholars and environmentalists including  Anne Poelina, Tyson Yunkaporta, Chels Marshall, Ross Williams, Michelle Maloney and Michael Davis. https://www.regenerative-songlines.net.au/event/declaration-of-peace/


Electric buses

Transport NSW is building the first new battery electric bus depot at Macquarie Park to accommodate around 165 battery electric buses. Part of the  NSW Government transitioning 8000 diesel and compressed natural gas buses, to zero emissions technology by 2047. Its not everything but it’s something



Great Artesian Basin protected  – by the Qld government’s sane decision to ban carbon capture and storage in it. Doh! Qld Premier Steven Miles said that environmental, agricultural, economic & cultural significance of Great Artesian Basin was “worth protecting.” https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-30/qld-gov-cabon-capture-storage-ban-great-artesian-basin/103915492

Back Beetaloo Basin Traditional Owners in their attempt to meet with Empire CEO Alex Underwood, to let him know about their opposition to fracking. Add your name to demand fracking CEO meet with Traditional Owners! Add your voice https://url.au.m.mimecastprotect.com/s/7GowC4QOxxHxLlo4cOYcMr?domain=getup.org.au

Net Zero – already there for eight countries The World Economic Forum has recognised Bhutan, Gabon and Guyana and four other countries as having made it to net zero. Tiny Pacific neighbours and others – continue to make Aus.  look indolent https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/12/these-countries-achieved-net-zero-emissions/


What’s on

 6 June 2024-  Solar and Strata 7:00 PM – 08:30 PM  1 Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove

An info session on how to get solar onto apartments co-hosted by Lane Cove Council and Zero Emissions Solutions and Ryde Council’s Sustainability Collective.  https://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Events/Listing/Solar-My-Strata

 6 June 2024-  Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope, Sydney Town Hall  7.30pm. https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=JANEGOOD24&eg=TEG&ep=DAINTY

1 August –Pub, Pint and Planet West Ryde Hotel, cnr Victoria & Chatham Rds 6.00-7.30pm- Join us for a relaxed evening in the bar to find out what Ryde Gladesville Climate Action Group is about and share ideas about climate action in Bennelong. We will shout the first pint – you are free to buy dinner from the bistro.

13th – 15th September Pilliga Fun Run   10km, 20km or 50km through the Pilliga’s beauty and diversity. Support local efforts to protect the Pilliga from fracking and experience its cultural and environmental significance.  Including live music, children’s activities, a communal dinner https://www.forwildplaces.com/pilliga-ultra/

Yours in hope

Jo, Jill, Wies and Rachel