May 2024 Newsletter

Ryde Gladesville Climate Action – May Newsletter

It’s now Ryde Gladesville Climate Action is changing and we invite you to be part of it. Hit us up on FB as a DM or email 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 This thinking is now 5 years out of date in light of the capacity of renewables to power all our needs.

And thank you!! (but ACT NOW)

Our MP Jerome Laxale and several other ALP backbenchers have spoken out against this stating that “the government should seek to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy as soon as possible. Email Jerome to say a) thanks for speaking out and b) this new ALP policy is a huge let down on the part of the Labor government and throws into question their commitment to seriously addressing climate change. His email address is a CC to the PM

Rise Up’s Week Mobilisation against coal and gas included a protest at Kirribilli House, attended by Ryde Gladesville Climate Action and several hundred others last week.

Bennelong Environment Forum

On 6 May Jerome hosted an environment forum in Gladesville with speakers including Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister on Climate Change . Double thanks Jerome.

What’s at stake?  The latest Quarterly Essay includes a piece by climate scientist Joëlle Gergis, an IPCC lead author outlining how far Australia is from keeping its promises to cut emissions. Inspiring and informative

Australia’s first solar garden is now connected to the grid! This co-operative project is a solar energy plant with community members buying panels, which also earn them income. From Grong Grong (seriously), in the Riverina.


What’s on

Climate Action Week Sydney:

Fri 17th May 2024, 8:30 am – 10:00 am –We can’t save the climate by destroying nature

Panel discussion on tackling the twin challenges of climate and biodiversity protection with leading speakers from ACF, Custom’s House 31 Alfred St, Sydney

 Fri 17th May –Why are multicultural and sports voices critical for normalising climate conversations?   10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Customs House 31 Alfred St, Sydney,

 Saturday 18th May 12:00 PMNorth Epping Community Battery Launch
North Epping Oval, Beck St, North Epping

31 May -Measuring Energy Insecurity Workshop 10.00AM – 1.00PM Venue TBC / Online

A workshop for stakeholders to explore more effective methods of measuring energy accessibility and insecurity,

6 June 2024-  Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope, Sydney Town Hall  7.30pm ,

Yours in hope

Jo, Jill, Wies and Rachel