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What: EMPOWERING MORELAND – Community Climate Action Forum
When: 7pm Thursday 7 August 2014
Where: Coburg Concert Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg
Details: Our governments have failed to act on climate change and are winding back climate policies. However we don’t have to wait for governments to do something. The fight for a safe climate is being fought on other fronts and real progress is being made. Ordinary people everywhere are taking action on climate in places that aren’t in the news – the council chambers, churches, bank branches and school halls we pass every day. If a safe climate is important to you action is mandatory. Join us now in grassroots community climate action! Come to our Community Climate Action Forum: Empowering Moreland to find out more. Bring your ideas, bring your enthusiasm and bring a friend! More information is on this on this Climate Action Moreland page.

What: Port Phillip Transport Forum
When: 7pm Wednesday 13 August 2014
Where: Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne
Details: The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) is an advocacy group comprising members from local councils, transport companies, state government and environment groups.  Prior to the State Election in November, the MTF and Leader Newspapers have organised a series of town hall forums all over Melbourne about transport. They provide an opportunity for the public to meet their local candidates face-to-face and ask questions about transport issues. Details of the Port Phillip Forum are in this poster.
To comment on local transport issues visit City of Port Phillip Have Your Say.

What: Film Night – “A FRACTURED COUNTRY”
When: 7.30pm Tuesday 26 August 2014
Where: Sandringham Uniting Church Hall, 21 Trentham St, Sandringham
Details: Bayside Climate Change Action Group (BCCAG.ORG.AU) presents this disturbing film about coal seam gas. Filmed in Australia and including interviews with farmers and an appearance by shock jock Alan Jones, this film exposes the risks to communities in our own “backyard” of Victoria. Everyone should see this film. Come along and bring your friends. Supper provided.

Karl Mathiesen,, Wednesday 30 July 2014

From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change. READ >

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