100% Renewable Energy campaign
Hitting the streets for renewables
Ryde Gladesville Climate Change Action Group has joined the 100% renewable campaign organized by climate groups around Australia to build momentum for transitioning to renewable energy. http://www.100percent.org.au/. Credible research has established we can be 100% renewable in 10 -20 years.
We aim to survey 500 community members about this using a brief survey developed for the campaign and present the results to John Alexander in June. Our results will also be compiled with those of the other participating groups and tabled by Rob Oakshott in Parliament. So far we have completed about 170 at shopping centres and markets. Based on the positive experiences of other climate groups we are taking the step of door knocking locally to ask the survey questions. Check out Jenny Curtis and the Balmain group’s experiences http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeY8GdtatXM or those of the Newtown group http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIDdVpifFw.
We are looking for supporters to join us this Saturday 14 May 1-3pm in Gladesville. If you have been wanting to express support for action on climate change, please join us. Jenny Curtis – experienced campaigner and door knocker will be briefing and debriefing us and a sumptuous afternoon tea will be provided along with a buddy, materials and back up. We will be meeting at 8 Nelson St Gladesville. To find out more or register call Jo on 0414 375 149 or reply to this email.
Tell Julia – to stay true!
Pressure is growing on all sides against the carbon tax. There is a significant risk of the government caving or introducing weak ineffective policy. Let the PM know today you want to see a meaningful price on carbon. http://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm
Most effective emissions reduction?
The Grattan Institute has released a report analysing four types of carbon emissions reduction schemes and found that based on current Australian experience, pricing carbon (ie a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme) delivers the most CO2 emissions for the least money. http://www.grattan.edu.au//pub_page/077_report_energy_learning_the_hard_way.html
Origin Energy has launched a competition where you can nominate your street to win up to $1 million dollars of sustainable energy technology – solar energy systems, energy audits, energy efficient hot water systems. All you have to do is tell them why your street should win. Entries close 15 May. www.originenergy.com.au
Tired of using plastic bags for your fruit and vegies from the supermarket or greengrocer? Now, no more guilt! You can buy the drawstring bags on the net or at markets throughout Australia. They are made out of parachute material, are very light and are reusable. www.onyabags.com.au
Growers for Greenspace Planting Day at Riverglade Reserve, Gladesville – May 14th 9am – 1pm
Hunter’s Hill Council is running a planting day at Riverglade Reserve, End of Waruda Place, Huntleys Cove – May 14th 9am -1pm to support habitat and looking for volunteers. Contact Michele Greenfield Bushcare Volunteer Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Flannery speaks
Prof. Tim Flannery will be speaking Dee Why RSL on 9 June 2011 from 7 -9pm. Free event but book 9942 2111 or www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/environment/HilltoptoHeadland.aspx
Next meeting: Monday 13 June 2011 at 7.30 pm. Call Jill 0423 984 969 or Jo 0414 375 149. For further information and past newsletters go to our website http://climatechangerg.org/