Walk for Water, Protect Our Drinking Water Catchments from Mining Madness 21 to 28-2-2015

On the edge of our City, Sydney’s drinking water catchments are under serious threat and in danger of being forever polluted if we can’t stop the mining madness now.

Once CSG is in your water, that’s it. Maybe the mining advocates think a purifier will be developed by then. I wonder who’s taxes will pay for that, seeing as mining only pay 13% now and we have seen the pittance in clean up contributions from them before. Read Mining Australia’s account of a recent spill and imagine that in our pristine drinking water.

Over the coming week (from 21 to 28 Jan) people from all over Sydney will be Walking for Water to help create awareness of the dangers of increased mining in our drinking water catchments.
No where else in the world allows mining in their drinking water, yet the corrupt NSW Govt want’s to increase it.
This is particularly galling seeing as Barry O’Farrell promised “that the next Liberal Govt will ensure mining will not occur in any water catchments, no ifs no buts a guarantee”, see him speak here.
It seems they are only good at accepting developers money as ICAC has proven with 11 of them either losing their jobs and/or position.

Faced with an inactive and deceitful Govt we have been left with no choice but to take it to the streets.
So if you prefer your water not to be flammable and poisonous, now is the time to join the the Walk for Water here and sign on for the section(s) of the walk you are most like to enjoy.
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AYCC call out CommBank to stop funding fossil fuel madness.

This Valentine’s Day eve as part of a Global Day of Divestment Action join AYCC and 350.org for a rally at Commonwealth Bank HQ – ready to “break up” with the bank for refusing to rule out funding the controversial Abbot Point coal port on the Great Barrier Reef.

Where: Commonwealth Bank HQ, 1 Darling Quarter (just at the end of Liverpool, St Sydney (map)  
When: 12pm, Friday 13 February
RSVP: at 350.org
More info: Australian Youth Climate Coalition facebook event.

It will be great if you could share the info around your networks as well!

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Bob Brown will greet Steve Posselt at the Opera House midday Sat 31 Jan 2015

Engineer, grandfather and ecowarrior Steve Posselt began an 8000-kilometre kayak journey from Canberra to Paris on Thursday 15-1-2015.

He will be arriving at Man o’ War Steps (Opera House, eastern side) at midday this Saturday after kayaking along the coast from Port Kembla.

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Bob Brown, The Knitting Nanas and many others will be at the Man o’ War Steps to greet Steve, so make sure you come along too for this historic occasion.

Read about why Steve is making this journey, see where he’s been so far and see where he plans to go, creating awareness of climate change.

Hint, he’ll finish in Paris where he will deliver his message at the United Nations Climate Summit in November 2015.

Also you can donate towards this heroic and most admiral man’s quest via paypal for Kayak4Earth.

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Tiny Abbott’s approach to Climate Change gets a Bondi Salute

5:15pm Thurs 13-11-2014, take part in setting a new world record, more details.

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This action all started with the antics of local girl Jo Ranck, read more.

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The Big Aussie Swap Party

Sun 16-11-2014 — 2:30-5:00pm with Community CookUP and Movie Night afterwards, brought to you by the inspiring crew at ‘reduce your footprint’.

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Celebrate innovation and diversity at National Recycling week at Permaculture Interpretive Garden, part of the Randwick Sustainabilty Hub 4at the Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick, more information here.

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Rose Bay Community Garden

Grand Opening- Rose Bay Community Garden, 1 to 5pm Sat 25-Oct-2014

More information.

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Film Screening with Forum- Undermining Our Water Security

Our Drinking Water Catchments Are Under Threat.

Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs and Lock The Gate with the Paddington Uniting Church Social Change Project presents-

A free screening of two short films, ‘Fractured Country’: An Unconventional Invasion and ‘Undermining Australia’: Coal Versus Communities, narrated by Jack Thomson.
The films show the impact on land, water and communities in NSW and Queensland of coal and coal seam gas mining. 
Followed by a panel discussion with Dr Helen Redmond Doctors for the Environment Australia DEA and Lock The Gate Sydney Campaign Co-ordinator Nell Schofield.

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Lock The Gate screenings in Double Bay

Sydney’s drinking water catchments and NSW’s most productive agricultural land in Gloucester and the Liverpool plains are under threat from coal and coal seam gas mining.

Attend a free screening of two new short Lock the Gate films (A Fractured Country and Undermining Australia) that show the impact on land, water and communities in NSW and Queensland followed by a panel discussion with former Gloucester Mayor and farmer Julie Lyford and Isabel MacIntosh from Lock The Gate.

7pm Thurs 4 Sept, The Bay Room L1 Cosmopolitan Centre enter from 45 Bay St Double Bay , NSW 2028

RSVP here

Organised by Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs  and Lock The Gate with the assistance of Woollahra Council. More information ph Ian Rose, 0423 154 747.

 

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How You Can Have Solar Power- Forum

Let’s Get the Eastern Suburbs Solar Powered!

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Greenpeace Australia Pacific forum

Thursday 6:00 to 7:30pm 21 August 2014

Mill Hill Centre – 31-33 Spring St Bondi Junction 2025 NSW

Free event, RSVP essential as tickets are limited. 

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Demand no mandatory jail terms for environmental protesters

About this Petition

The Tasmanian state government is about to turn democracy on its head.

The state Liberal government will introduce new laws that could see mandatory three-month prison sentences imposed on environmental protesters. The new laws would also include fines for those who incite and encourage protests.

The laws will impose a $2,000 fine for someone who is found invading or hindering a business. However, the penalty will increase to $5,000 if it goes to court with a subsequent guilty verdict.

A second offence will see protesters jailed for a mandatory three-month term, with a potential two year maximum.

It is a fundamental principle of democracy that people have the right to peacefully protest without fear of mandatory imprisonment. It is also essential that the separation of parliament and the judiciary is maintained.

Please sign the petition to demand the Tasmanian government does not introduce mandatory sentences to environmental protestors.

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