Sustainability

Make a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Murray River

The Murray needs water, not politics

Opposition to the Murray Basin Plan is mounting, and the stakes are very high. Rogue Senators and angry irrigators from the South Basin have managed to mount a Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Basin Plan. The Inquiry will look into the social and economic impacts of the Plan’s implementation. Essentially, though, it is about attacking the river-saving buyback of water for the environment. Some farmers and Irrigators believe that water buybacks are destroying communities and, somewhat surprisingly, hurting the environment. 

Public Meeting was held in Barham NSW on July 8th and was just the beginning of what could be another protracted political argument over how our largest river system is managed.

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New website/enewsletter – One Step Off the Grid

FOE members and friends who are interested in renewable energy and off grid living might be interested in this new website being set up by the excellent RenewEconomy – One Step Off the Grid. Enjoy!

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/introducing-our-new-sister-site-one-step-off-the-grid-27822

“RenewEconomy is proud to announce the launch of One Step Off The Grid, our sister site that will focus on the consumer side of the energy market, and how the uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage and other technologies will usher in a dramatic transformation of our energy system”.

“Australia is at the cutting edge of this revolution. Already, it has more “pro-sumers” – consumers that produce at least some of their own electricity needs – per head of population than any other country.… More >>

Protest against supertrawler overfishing and seal cull August 1st

Join the protest against supertrawler overfishing and the proposed seal cull in the Coorong, Saturday 1 August 11am, SA Parliament House.

“Please join Animal Liberation SA and others for a peaceful protest against super trawlers, overfishing and the seal cull. The Geelong Star is permitted to catch 16,500 tonnes of redbait, jack mackerel and sardines. The removal of such species known as baitfish upsets the entire marine eco system. Bait fish is the food for many marine mammals, fish and sea birds including dolphins, seals, larger fish and sharks. With 90% of the earth’s fish stock gone, it is time to stop the plunder of our seas”.… More >>

Make the switch to a renewable energy future

Take advantage of this opportunity to support Conservation SA when switching your electricity provider to environmentally friendly Diamond Energy. Friends of the Earth Adelaide are a member group of Conservation SA and supportive of the good work they do.

Conservation SA is excited to partner with Diamond Energy, an electricity retailer supporting the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and new renewable generation projects. We’ve done the research and believe your best option in SA is Diamond Energy.

By making the switch to an energy company that is passionate about renewables and protecting the Renewable Energy Target, you’re helping to keep our state a world leader in renewables. … More >>

“FRACKMAN” coal seam gas movie 30 July

For those who missed the earlier screening, there’s a special screening organised by Doctors for the Environemnt Australia this thursday. There are still over a hundred tickets left; you can book at this site.

Screening this Thursday for DEA

Screening this Thursday for DEA

Frackman

Promoted by Doctors for the Environment Australia

 Thursday, July 30 7:00PM – 8:33PM

at Wallis Cinemas Noarlunga
38-42 David Witton Drive, Noarlunga Centre, SA, AU, 5168 (map)
$19.00 AUD General

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