November 13

Beat the Heat – national day of climate action

The Abbott Government is about to sit in Parliament for the first time with first agenda item being unwinding climate progress. Time to hit the streets to unite for climate action
When: 11am Sunday 17 November
Where: Prince Alfred Park, 105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Wear: Bright heatwave coloured clothing – reds, oranges, yellows
RSVP and map:
Come and find us with our banner. Or better still… look for us on the 501 bus that leaves Devlin and Blaxland St Ryde at 10.16 am (check the timetable for earlier and later stop times)
Ryde Gladesville Climate Mob End of Year Gathering
We warmly invite all our supporters to join us celebrating a year of hard work and small triumphs. Hunter’s Hill Hotel-  Monday 7 December 7pm – upstairs – drinks and dinner can be bought from the bar.
100% Renewable has outlined three new campaigns to address the Abbott government’s wind back of climate progress. One of these is Solar Citizens a new project by to protect the rights of millions of Australians with solar, to cut bills, create clean power and take energy generation back into our own hands. If you have solar panels Join Solar Citizens today! To find out the background on the campaigns and get an update on the renewable energy revolution, check out their slides. To sign the petition opposing penalties and tariffs to solar owners
Coal seam gas in the Pilliga Forest? Drilling by Santos is set to start with recent Federal government approval of 18 new exploration wells in the Pilliga Forest, near Narrabri and Coonabarabran. To write a submission to let them know that the Pilliga Forest is a national icon and no place for a coal seam gas field.
Staying cool – Air conditioners have the highest energy use, running costs and emissions of any cooling system. Instead consider…… closing curtains and blinds against the sun – creating cross currents to remove hot air  – shading the north and west sides of your house. Go onnnnnn….. play under the hose! You are allowed again finally!
Whats on
The Habitat Community native plant nursery and food garden– – every Wednesday and Saturday –  10am-4pm-  Santa Rosa Park 251 Quarry Rd Ryde – drop in to help plant or get some seedlings.
“Trashed”Film screening – the extent of the global waste problem with a tour of the Eden Gardens eco garden and water recycling  Tuesday 12 November 6pm, Eden Gardens, Lane Cove Road, North Ryde –  info and booking
Follow your waste tour  – Wednesday 13th November- Ryde Council – Call 9952 8222