Sustainability

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Wind energy

The Senate is having yet another inquiry into wind farm energy.

Friend’s of the Earth Adelaide made a submission as its important to show there is support for renewables.  Here is a copy of our submission.

Wind Energy Senate Enquiry Submission by Friends of the Earth Adelaide 22.3.15

 

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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….

students of sustainability pic

 

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.… More >>

Report back from the nuclear free picnic and March in March Rally

A great time was had by all on the banks of the Torrens at Bonython Park for our sushi picnic and poetry slam to honour the fourth anniversary since the ongoing Fukushima disaster started in Japan.   Friends of the Earth’s Dr Philip White spoke about Fukushima and his experience with the nuclear industry in Japan.

Here’s a picnic pic of the Conservation Councils excellent banner SA: RENEWABLE NOT RADIOACTIVE

picnic banner march 2015

and a few from the March in March rally and parade which Friends’ of the Earth Adelaide helped organise.

waste barrels on bike trailer

Vic Square Renewables Not Radioactive banner Marcy 2015

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Plant a seed or tree on Earth Day Wed April 22nd

Please join in Earth Day celebrations by planting a seed, seedling or tree on Earth Day Wed April 22.  robyn.wood@foe.org.au

An international Facebook event page has been set up.

“PLEDGE TO PLANT – EARTH DAY, APRIL 22, 2015”

Be a part of the biggest grass-root effort in history by planting a seed/tree as a “give back” to Earth.

earth day plant seed

It’s an old Native American tradition that when you take something from the Earth, you must put something back. Earth Day 2015 will be a global “give back to Earth” event, as an “offering” for all the planet gives us. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees.… More >>

Movie: Climate change skeptics exposed 28 Feb

Climate change will impact the whole food growing industry with more droughts and floods. Merchants of Doubt is a new movie investigating the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are paid for by corporations and other special interests to cast doubt and delay action on climate change. Profiles key climate skeptics, uncovering their credentials and motivations and shows how they navigate media and government to disseminate disinformation. $15/$10

hosted by Transition Films and Doctors for the Environment

Saturday 28 Feb 4pm Mercury Cinema Morphett St Adelaide

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