November 11

Carbon Tax Legislation

It was wonderful to see the Carbon Tax legislation finally pass the Senate on 8 November. This will now mean that Australia can finally take measures to reduce its carbon footprint. The 100% renewable campaign was successful in having money from taxing the 500 biggest polluters to be put towards Renewables.

Environmentalist of the Year

Lindsay Soutar, who quit her job last year to establish the 100% renewable campaign, has been recognised for her efforts by being awarded the Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year award. For more information about her and the ongoing campaign for renewable energy, go to

Earth Relay

Some of our members joined those from the Ryde Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society to participate in the Earth Relay where a giant inflatable Earth travelled around the country to finish up at Canberra in time for the passing of the Carbon Tax legislation. To see the article go to

Thin Green Line

This foundation was set up by Sean Willmore, who was an Australian park ranger. The aim of the foundation is to support rangers on the frontline, including the International Ranger Dependency Fund which supports the families of committed rangers who have lost their lives, or rangers who have been severely injured in the line of duty. For more information go to:

Ryde Council and Recycling

Ryde Council has a service for old computers and their peripherals, TV’s and stereos which can be collected on the day of your garbage collection and taken away to be recycled. You need to ring the Council to organise pickup and limits do apply. For more information, go to:

Ryde Council’s Electronic Waste Collection page

Planet Green

Planet Green is a company the can recycle old TV’s, VHS and cassette tapes, plastics, computer equipment and more. They are located at the corner of Wicks Road and Epping Road, North Ryde. For more information on their services, go to

Ryde Gladesville Climate Change Action Group

The Ryde Gladesville Climate Change Action Group is made up of a small dedicated group of core members and a larger group of supporters. Currently there are lots of exciting things happening in the climate change arena and we welcome others to join the core group. Contact us here or phone Jo on 0414-375-149.

Next meeting:

Monday 5 December 2011 at 6.30 pm. Call Pamela on 0422 532 586 or Jo on 0414 375 149 for details.