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Today is Earth Overshoot Day

Today is Earth Overshoot Day

Today is Earth Overshoot Day, which means that humanity has already used up all the Earth’s available resources for this year ~ a massive five months too early. Each year Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by Global Footprint Network as the day when the amount of the Earth’s resources consumed since the beginning of the year […] full article »

CANCELLED: Registrations now open for The Repower Assembly conference

CANCELLED: Registrations now open for The Repower Assembly conference

[ Wednesday, 23 Aug to Thursday, 24 Aug. ] Event cancelled due to the timing not being right for many CANA members. The Repower Assembly will bring together diverse communities with a stake in the energy transition to determine how we can collaborate to ensure that the energy transition results in a more just, more equal, and more sustainable society. Repower is for anyone invested in solving climate […] full article »

Top 100 solutions to climate change and you’ll never guess what’s number one

Top 100 solutions to climate change and you’ll never guess what’s number one

Drawdown — a new project and book spearheaded by Paul Hawken, represents the first comprehensive attempt to rank solutions to climate change and measure their relative effectiveness. Researchers studied existing data on solutions which are already in use and proven to reduce global warming, in order to help normal people understand what they can do to combat climate […] full article »

Video: Why reducing our carbon emissions matters

The temperature-CO? connection Earth has a natural greenhouse effect, and it is really important. Without it, the average temperature on the surface of the planet would be about -18? and human life would not exist. Carbon dioxide (CO?) is one of the gases in our atmosphere that traps heat and makes the planet habitable. We have known […] full article »

Please sign Mega Community Climate Change Petition

Please sign Mega Community Climate Change Petition

Just want to let you know that this petition has been organised by multifaith communities in 150 different electorates to be presented prior to the Federal Government Climate review in July. The idea is to present it to our local MP’s around the same time in order to be tabled in parliament prior to the review. It […] full article »

Mobilising for divestment! Join the online Climate Impacts Web Workshop

Mobilising for divestment! Join the online Climate Impacts Web Workshop

[ Tuesday, 4 Apr; 4:00 pm; ] Next Tuesday April 4th at 4pm AEST, we’ll be joined by organisers from New Zealand and Indonesia for a webinar on Global Divestment Mobilisation and why we need our universities and other public institutions to divest from fossil fuels now more than ever. Click here to secure your spot. In just one month from now, from […] full article »

Premiere film screening in Tamworth about the murder of Glen Turner

Premiere film screening in Tamworth about the murder of Glen Turner

[ Thursday, 16 Mar; 7:00 pm; ] Cultivating Murder is a feature documentary that tells the heart-rending story of the murder of Glen Turner, an officer for the Office of Environment and Heritage, killed while doing OE&H investigative work in 2014. He was gunned down on the side of a lonely public road 40 kilometers from Moree in Croppa Creek; the film […] full article »

Community Letter writing group

Community Letter writing group

[ Monday, 13 Feb; 5:00 pm; ] There will be a meeting of the Letter Writing Group on Monday 13th Feb at 5pm in the Armidale Uniting Church (112 Rusden St) in the Community Room. Possible issues include:the uncertainty of resettlement for Refugees on Manus and Nauru, Education, Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Domestic Violence. Write a letter, bring a letter others can share For […] full article »

The Doomsday Clock just moved closer to Midnight

It’s been 64 years since the world has been this close to Doomsday. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been updating the Doomsday Clock regularly for 70 years. On Thursday, they turned the hands to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. That’s a bit closer than last year, when the clock was three minutes to midnight and the […] full article »

Can you help us #RaiseTheReef by watching and sharing our latest video? — Tim Flannery

Can you help us #RaiseTheReef by watching and sharing our latest video? — Tim Flannery

It’s one of the greatest environmental catastrophes our country has ever seen… and yet somehow, it’s fallen off the political agenda! Earlier this year there was plenty of media coverage about coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef – but recently, things have gone eerily quiet… We return to the Great Barrier Reef to inspect the long-term […] full article »

Paris climate accord to go into force, Australia misses out

Paris climate accord to go into force, Australia misses out

The Paris climate accord negotiated last year has been ratified by enough countries for it to go into force. A group of European nations raised support for the Paris Climate Change Agreement to countries that represent 56.75 per cent of world greenhouse gas emissions, above the 55 per cent needed for implementation. Germany, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia […] full article »

Fill out this survey to help get Tim Flannery to present in Armidale

Fill out this survey to help get Tim Flannery to present in Armidale

The Climate Council has released a report ‘On the Frontline: Climate Change & Rural Communities‘, which reveals that climate change is likely to worsen the systemic disadvantages suffered by rural and regional communities, and further widen the gap between rural and urban areas. The report finds the increase in extreme weather events is disproportionately affecting those in rural areas, with […] full article »

Election Climate Rally in Tamworth

Election Climate Rally in Tamworth

[ Sunday, 5 Jun; 12:00 pm; ] Election Climate Action Rally 5 June, Bicentennial Park Tamworth, 12 noon Come along and add your voice and your concerns. Many SLA members have already decided to attend. The speakers will include: Anika Molesworth, Young Australian Farmer of the Year Rob Taber: Independent Candidate for New England Mercurius Goldstein: Greens Candidate for New England Tony Windsor: Independent […] full article »

Please sign — Get Polluters out of Politics

Please sign — Get Polluters out of Politics

Dear Friends — I’m Robin Gunning from Tamworth and I’m the coordinator of our Pollution Free Politics campaign in New England. I’m a climate campaigner. New England is a big electorate and our MP Barnaby Joyce is one of the worst climate deniers in Parliament so, we have a big job to hold him accountable. Can you help spread […] full article »

Armidale People’s Climate Rally – afternoon in video and photos

Armidale People’s Climate Rally – afternoon in video and photos

[ Sunday, 29 Nov; 1:00 pm; ] The people of Armidale have created a long banner, a visual petition, a Road to Paris about the world we want to live in and what could be done to limit global temperature rises. It is 60 meters long with drawings and phrases, names and even a few poems. Here is the finished banner to […] full article »

Armidale joins Global Climate Rally

Armidale joins Global Climate Rally

[ Sunday, 29 Nov; 1:00 pm; ] On the weekend of the 28 and 29 November, as world leaders arrive in Paris for the UN Climate Summit, millions of people will take to the streets in hundreds of major cities around the globe – and Armidale will have its own Climate Rally starting 1pm this Sunday at Central Park. Thousands of events will […] full article »

Progressive Cinema presents ‘This Changes Everything’

Progressive Cinema presents ‘This Changes Everything’

[ Saturday, 28 Nov; 6:00 pm; ] Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate’, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting […] full article »

SLA Road To Paris banner: have you added to it?

The banner, or visual petition, has grown and grown. It’s been available for people to draw or write on at lots of events. If you’re an SLA supporter, and you haven’t yet put something on it, get in touch. The banner will be the centrepiece of our Climate Rally on Sunday 29th November at Central Park […] full article »

Black Gully Festival 2015 is here!

Black Gully Festival 2015 is here!

[ Sunday, 25 Oct; 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. ] The Black Gully Festival is on this Sunday, October 25th, at Black Gully, from 11pm to 8:30pm, NERAM grounds, 106-114 Kentucky Street. More music, more stalls, more commitment to keeping global warming under 2 degrees. Here is the schedule: Sound Stage 11am DJ Loki Loko & DJ Rip (all day) 11:40 Meteor Infant 12:20 Josh St Ledger 13:10 The Sundews 14:00 Dallas […] full article »

Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2015 Conference – Free Sessions!

Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2015 Conference – Free Sessions!

[ Friday, 23 Oct; 9:00 am; ] UNE is hosting the ANZSEE 2015 annual conference, 19-23 October: ‘Thriving Through Transformation – Local and Global Sustainability’. Two events will be free, but anyone can sign up and attend other sessions, for a fee. See their web site for a full program. Free sessions: Monday, 19 October at 5pm Professor Snow Barlow will give a public […] full article »

The UN climate summit in Paris online course – Free registration open now!

The UN climate summit in Paris online course – Free registration open now!

[ Monday, 28 Sep; ] 2015 is a big year for the international politics of climate change. Just in time for the UN climate summit in Paris in December, the Interdisciplinary Distance Learning Programme in Environmental Sciences (infernum) at Hagen University, Germany has produced a massive open online course in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Lund University […] full article »

The Top 100 documentaries we can use to change the world

The Top 100 documentaries we can use to change the world

Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels. Over the last 8 years, Films for Action have watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on their site. There’s now so many that they realised there was a need to filter the list down even further. So […] full article »

Is even humanity now an endangered species?

The planet is entering a new period of extinction with top scientists warning that species all over the world are “essentially the walking dead” ~ including our own. The report, authored by scientists at Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley universities, found that vertebrates were vanishing at a rate 114 times faster than normal. The damning report was published in […] full article »

Clean, Green, & Smart

[ Tuesday, 28 Jul; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Talk: Clean, Green, & Smart or Coal Badlands: the future of New England When: 28 July 2015, 6:00pm Where: Tops room, Armidale City Bowling Club, 92 Dumaresq St. Speaker: Greens NSW MP John Kaye The future of New England is up for grabs. Jobs, the environment and the economy are at risk from state and federal governments that cannot see […] full article »

If everyone lived in an “ecovillage”, the Earth would still be in trouble

If everyone lived in the same way as Australians or North Americans we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This “ecological footprint” analysis shows that even the most “green” western European nations, with their more progressive approaches to renewable energy, energy efficiency and public transport, would require more than three planets if everyone on […] full article »

Take This Tour

Take This Tour

[ Wednesday, 5 Aug; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Thursday, 6 Aug; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Saturday, 8 Aug; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] full article »

The Climate Council publication now available – Galilee Basin – Unburnable Coal

The Climate Council publication now available – Galilee Basin – Unburnable Coal

If all of the Galilee Basin coal was burned, it’s estimated that 705 million tonnes of CO2 would be released each year – that’s more than 1.3 times Australia’s current annual emissions. Put simply, we cannot let this happen. Our latest report, ‘Galilee Basin – Unburnable Coal’, explores why any new coal mine is fundamentally at odds […] full article »

SMH Climate for Change series

SMH Climate for Change series

The Sydney Morning Herald is putting all its climate change articles on its website under ‘UN Climate Conference‘ Makes for interesting reading. full article »

Adapt NSW – Climate Change Information Sessions, Thursday 21 May – Tamworth, Thursday 28 May – Coffs Harbour

Adapt NSW – Climate Change Information Sessions, Thursday 21 May – Tamworth, Thursday 28 May – Coffs Harbour

[ Thursday, 21 May; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Thursday, 28 May; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Through its Climate Change Information Delivery program, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is developing support and information resources to build the capacity of NSW decision makers to prepare and respond to likely climate change impacts. Throughout May and June 2015, the OEH Impacts and Adaptation Team will be hosting regional workshops to present the […] full article »

The Great, or not so great, Acceleration

The Great, or not so great, Acceleration

Humanity has become the dominant force of change on Earth, surpassing in importance the geophysical forces that up until now have shaped the biosphere. In this new geological epoch ~ often called the Anthropocene ~ a profound new risk has been added to the conventional concerns of dwindling resources and local pollution: human action could push […] full article »

CSIRO and BOM create new site: Climate Change in Australia

CSIRO and BOM create new site: Climate Change in Australia

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have recently completed updated climate projections to supersede information released in 2007. The research is currently available on the Climate Change in Australia website as a pdf downloadable ‘Technical Report’ and represents the most comprehensive climate projections ever released in Australia. The Climate Change in Australia website will be updated this week to include […] full article »

Pope Francis’ climate change call to action makes waves

Pope Francis’ climate change call to action makes waves

A few months ago Pope Francis urged humanity to have more respect for nature, saying we were custodians of a planet created by God. The Pope named himself after Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Pope to take climate change seriously. It is expected that he will shortly issue an Encyclical ~ a powerful […] full article »

February 13 and 14 is Global Divestment Day: Break up with fossil fuels

[ Friday, 13 Feb to Saturday, 14 Feb. ] On February 13-14, Australia will join the world to break up with fossil fuels and call on others to do the same as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day. Divestment is weakening the political power of the fossil fuel industry so that we can break the climate deadlock and build the solutions the […] full article »

Progressive Cinema presents Disruption 18th November 7:30pm at the Armidale Club

Progressive Cinema presents Disruption 18th November 7:30pm at the Armidale Club

[ Tuesday, 18 Nov; 7:30 pm; ] Progressive Cinema presents DISRUPTION on Tuesday, 18th November, at 7:30pm, at the Armidale Club. ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, “Disruption” takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. “Disruption” is about the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced […] full article »

Hunger Strike for G20 Action on Climate Change

Hunger Strike for G20 Action on Climate Change

Join us in Fasting this week for a day in protest Join the peoples’ March In Brisbane, Saturday, 25th Nov Join together in Central Park, Armidale, Saturday, to protest Climate change is the most important issue facing the global economy. It will cause – Mass starvation and migrations of people without food Mass slaughter as sea levels rise, accompanied by extreme storm surges Mass […] full article »

Divestment Day comes to Armidale

Divestment Day comes to Armidale

[ Saturday, 18 Oct; 5:00 pm; ] At 5pm, Saturday 18 October 2014, a gathering will be taking place at The Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street, Armidale. This will be the local event for a national day of climate action known as Divestment Day. Divestment Day is a communication exercise between the general community and the major fossil fuel companies, via the banking […] full article »

99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming

99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming

New research by CSIRO has shown that there is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Published in the journal Climate Risk Management today, our research is the first to quantify the probability of historical changes in global temperatures and […] full article »

People’s Climate Rally Armidale 11am Sunday, 21st September

People’s Climate Rally Armidale 11am Sunday, 21st September

[ Sunday, 21 Sep; 11:00 am; ] On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People’s Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. On September 21, […] full article »

Children’s Week Event, Oct 26 – A Forest of Trees for a Children’s Parliament

Children’s Week Event, Oct 26 – A Forest of Trees for a Children’s Parliament

Children’s Week™ celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood and to have a good future. Each year, a particular Article in the UN Rights of the Child is emphasised and this year it is Article 12 about the right of children to have a voice and be heard. There can be few issues as relevant to […] full article »

Years of Living Dangerously continues 7pm 29 May at Kent House

Years of Living Dangerously continues 7pm 29 May at Kent House

[ Thursday, 29 May; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The Climate Action Group will present some clips from further episodes of this truly dramatic series about climate change with major celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and many others. We will also present an overview of the main topics covered including the political complexities in the US. 7pm Thursday 29th, Kent […] full article »

“Years of Living Dangerously” watch party 7pm 10 May at Kent House

“Years of Living Dangerously” watch party 7pm 10 May at Kent House

[ Saturday, 10 May; 7:00 pm; ] I don’t usually watch TV, but this show’s a biggie, and it hasn’t been screened in Australia yet. “Years of Living Dangerously”, is a potentially powerful tool to shift the conversation on climate change and bring it back to experiences and issues that everyone can connect with. With its star-studded cast and high-quality production, it tells the biggest […] full article »

Act on Climate web site goes live

If you are interested in or have concerns about our climate, please register on the new web site for Act on Climate (aoc.org.au) which went live today, 14th April. If you have anything you would like to post on the site, all contributions are welcome. Contact: colin.hargreaves@aoc.org.au By: Colin Hargreaves full article »

New SLA Action Group: Climate plus Report on CANA conference

New SLA Action Group: Climate plus Report on CANA conference

[ Tuesday, 15 Apr; 7:00 pm; ] Following the National Day of Climate Action, Colin Hargreaves is forming a new action group in the SLA called simply “Climate” in line with the names of other action groups. Colin Hargreaves is attending the CANA (Climate Action Network of Australia) public event entitled “Australia’s Forecast: Beyond drought and flooding rains” to be held in Parliament […] full article »