Sustainability

Take the Green Pledge for FoE in October!

The Green Pledge involves taking 5 personal actions for one week to limit your carbon emissions to 50% of the average Australian. By getting friends and family to sponsor you for your efforts, you can raise awareness and funds to help tackle climate change. This year The Green Pledge is taking place from the 17th-23rd of October.

You can choose your 5 personal actions from 9 options. Options include eating vegetarian meals, taking public transport and having 2 minute showers. See “Your 5 Steps” to choose what your Green Pledge week will entail. We encourage people to take on both … Read the rest

Divestment Day Oct 18th – remove your finances from the fossil fuel industry

Since 2008, ANZ, CommBank, NAB and Westpac have funded almost $19 billion worth of dirty fossil fuel projects in Australia.

HELP MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN!
Join us (Market Forces and 350.org Australia) on Divestment Day, (17 and) 18 October, as we tell the big banks that if “you choose fossil fuels, we’re choosing another bank!”
www.marketforces.org.au/divestmentday

TELL THE BIG BANKS: NO MORE FOSSIL FUELS!
Australia is on the verge of a massive expansion of its fossil fuel industry. 

Coal and gas projects are proposed that threaten precious natural icons like the Great Barrier Reef, and also Read the rest

A Plains to Plate Potluck Party

Reclaim the Food Chain extends an open invitation to a Plains to Plate Potluck Party on Friday August 23rd from 6pm.

A celebration and showcase of community food projects in Adelaide as part of Fair Food Week 2013.

Where: Upstairs at Earth Kitchen, 131 Pirie St
When: 6.30 for a shared potluck meal followed by a few short talks about local food projects
Music from 9pm
Why: to connect people who are passionate about just and sustainable food systems, learn what we are all up to, and celebrate our successes. It’s been three years since the Plains to Plate conference … Read the rest

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

Chart from The Australia Institute report

There’s a meeting for those interested in a fossil fuels divestment campaign next Wednesday, May 8th, at 6pm in the community room at Christie Walk (entry via 101 Sturt St).
If you’re interested, please come. If you can’t come, you can leave an  expression of interest by leaving a comment below

Chart from The Australia Institute reportBackground

As Bill McKibben noted in his Rolling Stone Article last year — “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”, the fossil fuel companies currently have six times as many conventional reserves as they could safely burn  if we are to stay below 2 degrees global warming.

For the past year … Read the rest