A party for the climate: a personal view

Independents for Climate Action Now is a very new political party which aims to work with both sides of politics to push Australia towards climate action. Their website shows their policy statements and their brief history.

The party leader, who heads the ICAN Senate ticket in NSW, is Father Rod Bower. Fr Bower is famous for the messages he posted on the signboard  of the East Gosford Anglican Church.

If climate is a single issue, then ICAN is a single issue party and for this election I’m a single issue voter.

I can’t see Fr Bower being elected, but it seems to me that a vote for ICAN is the clearest way I can tell my representatives that action on climate must be their first priority.

 

Win for Low Carbon Living in the Highlands

Here’s another way good living on the Highlands can be Low Carbon Living. Check out the artworks, food and wine on offer as prizes in our raffle. They’ve been donated to support startup enterprise Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands. All you need to do is buy some tickets before 18 May 2019.

Prizes

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Fire

Fire – Indigenous Artwork representing the environmental impact of bushfires and the understanding that the indigenous community can help to control them with their own sustainable practices.

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Evolution of Earth in Time

Evolution of Earth in Time – Modern Artwork in pastels by an artist who has devoted her talent to expressing such existential concepts.

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Local Highlands Produce

Produce from the Moss Vale Community Garden.

The Garden is a sustainable kitchen garden built on the principles of Permaculture, an idea that has been taken up by many adaptation centres around the world.

Local Wine

Wine grown and made at Tractorless Vineyard, a sustainable vineyard on the edge of the Southern Highlands.

The grape has been passed down from its original viticulture in the heart of Europe, using practices that reduce the carbon footprint on the site.

How to enter

Tickets

2 for $10.00 OR 5 for $20.00

We’ll email your tickets to you when your payment is processed.

Payment Online

Please pay by direct deposit to the CANWin account at BDCU:

Bank: BDCU
Account name: Canwin
BSB No: 802-101 A/c No: 105745**

Description: Your name & phone no. (to identify your deposit)

**If transferring from a BDCU a/c, please use A/c No. 105745S5

Online Tickets

Use this form to tell us where to send your tickets



If you need another purchase method

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Friday 15 March, Supporting SCHOOLS STRIKE 4 CLIMATE

Schools Strike 4 Climate protesters and placards

By now we are sure that you have heard something re the school students plan to strike (away from school) on Friday 15th March.

Main event planned so far is at Corbett Garden in Bowral from 10:00am till noon.

To supplement this event and to cater to students in Moss Vale and surrounds, the Seniors’ volunteer groups, CANWin, Grey Power Protecting Climate and the Moss Vale Community Garden are organising a follow-up event at the Moss Vale Community Garden starting at 1:00pm.

Many members of these Seniors’ groups, as well as other adults, are keen to show acknowledgment and support for these students by attending these functions.

You are invited to join us in demonstrating our support and our desire to make politicians aware of the problems that the people of the future generations will face in dealing with global warming problems.

We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

Lou Flower
CANWin; WINGECARRIBEE LANDCARE & BUSHCARE NETWORK INC; MOSS VALE COMMUNITY GARDEN; GREY POWER PROTECTING CLIMATE

GoFundMe Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands

New social enterprise start up needs funds to get underway.

Please donate if you would like assist in making  the Southern Highlands a sustainable community for all.

 

https://www.gofundme.com/low-carbon-living-southernhighlands

#SouthernHighlands

#ActOnClimate

#FuturePoitive

AGM 2018 Guest Speaker

Introducing Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands

Lecture & Annual General Meeting

Lecture & Annual General Meeting

CANWin will be holding a very important Lecture & Annual General Meeting in August 2017.

When: FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017 at 6:15 for 6:45pm
Where: HENRIETTA ROSE ROOM, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL

Guest Speaker: Noel Ferguson, Economic Development Manager at Wingecarribee Shire Council.

His inspirational presentation will feature the recently successful “Low Carbon Living” project in the Blue Mountains Shire and how this concept could be adapted to Wingecarribee Shire.
The goal would be to engage local businesses and the community at large to achieve mutually beneficial and significant improvements in reducing our carbon footprint and a more sustainable environment.
Reference will also be made to the Southern Highlands Development Framework (2031+ program) concerning its potential application and integration with the Low Carbon Living project.

Time will be allocated for Q & A.

Followed By

A brief Annual General Meeting will be held to round out the evening.

For further information please contact:
Lou Flower
Secretary
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Phone 02 4871 3258

Note:  Your committee highly recommends attendance at this meeting to assist with implementing a potentially new and attractive initiative for CANWin and the community to engage in constructive and mutually beneficial programs.

Climate Action Now! Wingecarribee Lecture & Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

CANWin Lectures & Audience Discussion

(associated with Council’s World Environment Week 5-10 June)

 

When: 9 JUNE 2017  – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Henrietta Rose Room, BOWRAL

Principal Speaker: Dr. DAVID TRANTER, retired  CSIRO scientist

TOPIC:  “SPEAKING TO THE EARTH   –   The earth is an island in a stream of sunlight, ocean blue, cloud white,  a dappled sapphire in the aridity of space”

Together with:

Winners of High School Speaking Competition celebrating World Environment Week

Theme: “SPEAKING 4 THE PLANET – Connecting People to Nature”

Followed by:

Audience participation in round-table discussion on raising awareness of the problems facing our environment

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