Mining

Invitation to Renewables Yes / Nuclear No

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 10.33.00 pmAt the Maritime Union SA Branch 14 May at 7pm

65 St Vincent St Port Adelaide

Hosted by Nuclear Operations Watch Port Adelaide NOWPA and Friends of the Earth Adelaide.

Experts speak about uranium mining, nuclear power and radioactive waste dumps. How the nuclear industry can impact health, community and environment and why people are calling for a renewable not radioactive SA.

Speakers include:

Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation

Dr Margaret Beavis, Public Health Association of Australia / Medical Association for Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW)

Philippa Rowland, Repower Port Augusta Alliance

Special Q&A with Dr Jim Green, Friends of the Earth Australia and Fukushima update with Dr Philip White , Friends of the Earth Adelaide.

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Farmlands not Gaslands film screening April 30

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You are warmly invited to the film screening of “Farmland not Gaslands” at the Conservation Council on Thursday April 30.

‘Farmland not Gaslands’ is a moving short film about communities, ranging from Western Victoria to Gippsland, who are threatened by the activities of mining companies, but refuse to sit down and say nothing about it.’ A film by Pennie Brown.

Today South Australian faces fracking, shale and tight gas extraction. Come and hear from interstate and local speakers about this extractive process.

Speakers include:

Cam Walker, Friends of the Earth Australia (Melbourne)

Anne Daw, Limestone Coast Protection Alliance

Professor Irene Watson, School of Law, University of SA

Entry by gold coin donation.

Organised by:

Friends of the Earth Adelaide

Limestone Coast Protection Alliance

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RadTour gets closer..27 June – 8 July 2015

Run by Friends of the Earth, this year’s Tour will take place from Saturday June 27 to Wednesday July 8, 2015.  Contact Robyn if you would like to get involved with their Adelaide welcome around July 8th: robyn.wood@foe.org.au.  See below for ticket links.

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Participants get to experience consensus decision making, desert camping and vegetarian cooking in affinity groups while travelling to some of the most beautiful and ecologically significant environments in Australia. If you’re interested in learning about the industry or anti-nuclear campaigning, the “Rad Tour” is an essential start or refresher.… Read more >>

FoE Submission to the Terms of Reference of the Nuclear Energy Cycle Royal Commission

The SA government is holding a Royal Commission into the nuclear fuel cycle.

On the cards is examining uranium enrichment, nuclear power and a nuclear power dump.

Our Premier Jay Weatherill says he used to be anti-nuclear but now he has an open mind as he is concerned about climate change and our state’s economy.

Friends of the Earth Adelaide joined many groups and individuals in making a submission to the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission – please see the link.

The Conservation Council of SA is hosting community members who wish to work on the Royal Commission over the next year on Tuesdays in their new HQ at 111 Franklin St Adelaide – contact Robyn for more information robyn.wood@foe.org.au… Read more >>

Students of Sustainability Conference July 8-12 Flinders University

The national Students of Sustainability conference is on again and this time in Adelaide at Flinders University 8-12 July!  Friends of the Earth just might have a surprise….

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Students of Sustainability (SoS) is the largest and longest running environmental & social justice conference in Australia and this year the conference will be in South Australia at Flinders University on Kaurna Country.

SoS is organised by students from the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN) and brings together environmentalists, social justice advocates and activists from all over the country to share ideas and action.

The five day conference will explore how we can act on environment and social justice issues and find solutions for change. A variety of workshops, forums, plenaries, excursions and plenty of entertainment will fill the program, plus all of your meals and on-campus camping are covered in the ticket price.

The broad spectrum of experiences, diverse people and activities involved, makes SoS a crucible for sharing ideas, visions, designs and goals on how to make positive change. If this sounds like your kind of scene, come and join academics, entrepreneurs, Aboriginal elders & delegates, change-makers, campaigners and students who are working together for people and planet.

REGISTER NOW at www.studentsofsustainability.org and take advantage of early bird ticket offers.

If you have any questions you can also ask them in the Facebook event page.

See you there! Robyn Wood robyn.wood@foe.org.au… Read more >>