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MARCH in MARCH – 12 Noon Sunday 16 March 2014 – State Library of Victoria
Are you appalled by the way the Abbott government is swinging a wrecking ball through climate action and renewable energy polices? Are you shocked by Abbott’s brazen support for the fossil fuel industry, attacks on climate science, and moves to remove parts of the Tarkine forest from world heritage listing? If so then participate in the March in March and cast your vote of no confidence in the current government. READ MORE
CERES Harvest Festival – 10am to 6pm on Saturday 22 March 2014
CERES is located at Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East MAP
The CERES Harvest Festival is a free annual event and is expected to attract around two thousand locals with activities for kids, free workshops, practical demonstrations, live music and opportunities to connect with local food growers and artisans. More details HERE.
BICYCLE use promotion by Southside Women on Wheels
To mark International Women’s Day, the City of Port Phillip is partnering with The Squeaky Wheel to host She Spoke: Southside Women on Wheels, a series of events from March to May encouraging and empowering women to ride the humble push bike. Check out the event details and be sure to book your place.
SPEAKER at the BCCAG Monthly Meeting – Dr Nicholas Aberle
“Protecting Victoria: The Campaign to Stop Brown Coal Exports”
Nicholas Aberle is the Safe Climate Campaign Manager at Environment Victoria. Prior to this, he was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Victorian Government’s Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, heavily involved in the preparation of the 2013 State of the Environment Report and an associated report on climate change adaptation, with particular focus on energy policy and regulation. He has degrees in Law and Science, and a PhD in organic chemistry from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Form 2007 to 2010 he spent three years at Yale University working on a cure for HIV. Nicholas is also the founder and Director of the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne.
7.30pm Tuesday 25 March,
Sandringham Uniting Church,
21 Trentham St, Sandringham MAP
Close the Anglesea Power Station
Alcoa established the Anglesea coal mine and power station in 1961 to supply electricity solely to its Point Henry aluminium smelter. Alcoa will close its smelter August 2014. In December 2013 Alcoa applied to the Essential Services Commission to supply electricity directly to the grid once Point Henry closes and to sell the coal mine and power station to an electricity supply company. We call on the Victorian Government to deny Alcoa’s application for a licence to provide electricity to the grid and to close the Anglesea mine and power station. READ MORE.
Climate change and equity: whose language is it anyway? by Tim Senior
In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues that language, and different ways of knowing, have been getting in the way of action on climate change. To read the article CLICK HERE.
“The Debunking Handbook” by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky has a similar theme.
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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES is a list of sustainability events in City of Port Phillip. It is compiled by council staff each month and emailed to subscribers. If you have a sustainability-related event in the City of Port Phillip that you would like shared in a future email, contact them at email@example.com or phone 9209 6548. Events are also advertised on their Facebook and Twitter pages. This months email is HERE.
PORT PHILLIP ECOCENTRE is a not-for-profit, community-managed, environment group. The EcoCentre provides a base for a number of affiliate groups involved in a range of activities that promote biodiversity, environmental sustainability and community action. The EcoCentre is located in the St.Kilda Botanical Gardens MAP. Each month an email of the events they will hold is sent to subscribers. CLICK HERE to see this months email.
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