FoE

Adelaide FoE AGM June 22nd, 6pm at Box Factory

Please add the AGM details to your diary. We failed to get a quorum a month ago, so we’re having another try.

If you’re a current member, please come along. (If you want to join Adelaide FoE, you can do so using the membership form.)

If you’re a member of Friends of the Earth Adelaide, and can’t make the meeting, please consider sending a proxy to vote for you (they count towards the quorum!).
You can always ask Roman or Richard to take your proxy. Note that nominations and proxy forms should be received (either via email or at the Joinery, 111 Franklin St) at least 48 hours before the AGM, else their acceptance is at the whim of the AGM

Nomination forms on the website: Nominations2017        Proxy Forms on the website: AGM Proxy 2017

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New Chain reaction out! #129, April 2017

The new CR is out! And full of interesting articles…

  • Why the National Electricity Market is a disaster, and how to fix it
  • The government is right to fund energy storage: a 100% renewable grid is within reach
  • Will the Victorian Liberal’s anti-renewables stance cost it an election?
  • Australia’s snubs nuclear weapons talks
  • With Donald Trump in power, Australia urgently needs to re-evaluate its US bases
  • Undemocratic, racist nuclear waste legislation should be dumped
  • Fukushima nuclear disaster and the violation of women’s and children’s human rights
  • Half of the world’s nuclear power industry is in crisis
  • Militarism and environmentalism
  • Victoria’s koala population needs protection
  • Evidence mounts that nano-titanium dioxide in food may be harmful
  • Food supply and the next generation of GM breeding
  • Fracking’s frontier politics: The Northern Territory at an energy crossroads
  • Why won’t Australia ratify an international deal to cut mercury pollution?
  • Deep sea mining plans for Papua New Guinea raise alarm
  • The troubling evolution of corporate greenwashing
  • Famine doesn’t just ‘happen’ – and those who cause it must be held to account
  • A new deal with capitalism requires a revolution in politics and markets
  • Melbourne’s air warfare convention: ‘The ultimate family adventure’?
  • Why ‘green-black’ alliances are less simple than they seem

View the issue here (PDF)

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Adelaide FoE AGM: Gas in the SE? No F@#king way!

The Adelaide Friends of the Earth AGM is on March 30th;
If you’re a member or supporter, we’d urge you to come along.

Locals aren’t too happy with the idea of gas fracking in the SE

Our speaker at the FoE AGM will be Anne Daw, Agricultural Advocate, talking about the conflict between gas & mineral mining and farmland. She was concerned by the recent government announcement to boost gas exploration.
While our Premier is being elevated to great heights on his stance with renewables and consideration of battery storage, sinister plans may be afoot to ensure that the South Australian Government may be still prepared to put at risk, prime agriculture land, precious water, our clean and green image and export markets.

In a news release on March 9, Energy and Resources Minister, Tom Koutsantonis said
“The removal of onshore drilling bans or hydraulic fracturing moratoria could also allow the market to access supply not currently available,” Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the report showed Steven Marshall should immediately abandon his promise to ban unconventional gas developments in the South East.

Last Tuesday, the Minister made an announcement that “the State Government would be using “every aspect of our arsenal” to tackle the problem, and intended to have its solution in place for next summer. Local gas generation will be a key, with the government to unlock more of the state’s gas reserves.”

If you’re coming, please reserve tickets using the form below; it’ll help us ensure there are seats for everyone!

Note: Anne will be the first item on the agenda, after a brief intro and welcome.

Want to get involved?

We hope you’re enjoying the fortnightly email newsletter from FoE Adelaide.
You can support our work in a number of ways:

  • feel free to forward the newsletter to people who may be interested;
  • join friends of the earth adelaide;
  • donate two hours of wages each month to Adelaide FoE, or two hours of your time working on FoE campaigns and projects;
  • come along to FoE meetings and contribute to the discussion on building an ecological future
    (you can start with the AGM on Mar 30th)!

Donations here
membership forms

 

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