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AYCC climate scorecard
Getup have also prepared scorecards on climate and on renewable energy. For your information, here they are:
Getup climate scorecard
Getup renewables scorecard
The On the Grow (OtG) team of coordinators is all set to take out the OtG veggie seedling kit to twelve local schools in the first two weeks of February, kicking off at Colo Vale Public School on the 1st February. They will offer an hour-long information/activity session for primary age children The session would involve a potting up activity, educating kids about the importance of backyard food to our health and what they need to know about growing on seedlings to have growing success at home and at school. They will also be providing them with three seedlings each to take home and nurture to maturity until they end up on the dinner plate. Our thanks go to Speedy Seedlings Leppington and Southern Phone Community Grant program for making this project possible.
The direct impact of coal mining on water resources is bad enough, but it’s not the only reason to turn up for tomorrow’s rally.
97% of practising climate scientists agree that burning coal is changing the climate to something civilised humans have never known. That’s another reason.
Need another one? Coal harms the health of people who live and work in the Hunter Valley at a money cost of around $600 million a year.
Long story short: King Coal’s day is done. People and the planet can no longer afford coal.
Whatever your reason, tomorrow come along and rally against coal mining in the Highlands. See you there!!
Now that we’ve all agreed that climate change is happening, and that it is not good for animals, plants, little children or the rest of us, what can we do about it?
Stop burning fossil fuels seems to be the answer, until we start to work out why we burn fossil fuels and how we might be affected by stopping. Our modern way of life is based on cheap energy. Up to now this has come from burning coal and other fossil fuels, and which may well continue to do so for some time. Individuals may and should attempt to find ways to limit their energy consumption through actions such as reducing private vehicle travel, and limiting excessive consumption. But our industrialised world seems to be powering on with “business as usual” demanding continued and increasing economic growth, based on the production of ever more buildings, roads, and consumer goods. In Australia we see continuance of major land clearing for open-cut coal extraction, the building of more ports for export of raw materials despite damage to reefs and fisheries, the destruction of forests and habitats in favour of pulp and paper making… Continue reading