• Email Minister Ley: Stop the destruction on Wahluu/Mt Panorama for a go-kart track
    In less than a week, a sacred site for First Nations people could be destroyed to make way for a go-kart track. As Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley has the power to stop the go-kart track being built. The fight to save Mount Panorama has been led by local First Nations activists, and has appeared in the national media, so she'll be feeling the pressure. Elders and Knowledge Holders from Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation are fighting to stop the bulldozers rolling in next week and destroying a site that has held cultural significance to First Nations people in the area for thousands of years. Now we all need to show our support. Sussan Ley could order the council to stop the go-kart track on a sacred site - but so far she's gotten away with presiding over the destruction of cultural heritage. So it's going to take all of us to convince her that this would be an outrage too far.
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  • Commit Australia to net-zero emissions by 2035
    All of the Australian states and territories currently have goals of net-zero emissions by 2050, with the ACT having a goal of net-zero by 2045. These might be appreciated in light of the Federal government having no goal beyond a 26-28% emissions reduction by 2030, but unfortunately, these goals aren't in line with the best united science anymore. They do not meet Australia's commitment to playing its role of keeping global heating to well under 2 °C. We Australians have shown that we have the capacity to get through crises and keep the wellbeing of our fellow citizens at heart — Australia has, overall, been able to keep on top of the coronavirus pandemic, for example, with the premiers and chief ministers accompanied by teams that are thousands-strong, trying their best to follow the science, all the way, and with the Federal government's supporting policies, such as for income support. This effort, of course, has not been without deep consideration and sacrifice from many of us, and a lot of people in our community. And it has not been without inequity. But look where we are now. We once again have a better opportunity to continue to pursue our personal goals and dreams, to continue doing our part to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our loved ones and fellow citizens. The ongoing threat from climate change absolutely has the capacity to devastate lives again. We can't risk losing the chance to continue pursuing social justice, to pursue lifelong dreams. We can't risk taking away that opportunity of a decently habitable planet from future generations, the opportunity that we and previous generations have had. Let's be clear; the climate crisis is not the result of one generation living an unsustainable lifestyle. It is the result of hundreds of years of unsustainable living patterns, particularly in industrialised ways of life, which have been largely dependent on the use of fossil fuels. But we, today, can do something about it. And that is the most important part. Let's use this chance now before it starts to slip beyond our capacity to change it anymore. Join us in pushing for Australia to take this on with the seriousness, urgency and compassion required — starting with raising awareness about, and updating inadequate emissions targets.
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  • Power for Broome
    The recent Horizon presentation offered nothing to our general population besides tea and scones at the yet to be completed customer experience centre. We need environmentally friendly power generation to reduce our carbon footprint for the future of our children, our Nation and our World. Let’s activate the local, State and Federal Government bodies to encourage Horizon Power to get the job done.
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    Created by Peter Kaupert
  • Studley Park Community Garden
    Sustainable communities and food sourcing is becoming increasingly important. So, too, is optimising the use of our community land. The small piece of land of interest is rarely used and would be a wonderful way for the community to connect and learn together about urban farming. Connecting us all to our food supply and nature brings harmony, togetherness and fabulous food!
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    Created by Mary Sexton
  • Renewable Sustainable Energy for WBHS
    This is important because it will allow the school to have a renewable energy source throughout the buildings.
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    Created by Noah Brown
  • Ban Plastic-turf in public parks
    Plastic-turf kills the biota beneath & leeches toxins into the soil, while also increasing the heat island effect for the surrounding community. We must phase out the use of plastics that pollute. The world is choking on our plastics. Wrapping the land in a plastic coating is nether sustainable nor in line with the spirit and principles of Moreland Council’s own “Plastic Wise Moreland”.
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    Created by Ian Mack
  • Climate Emergency Declaration
    Council has an important role in providing leadership to build resilience to climate change and support projects that reduce emissions. The Council accepts that climate change is a serious issue and has implemented a number of policies and actions to address this over the last 10 years. However, these don’t go far enough and fast enough to prevent our community being overwhelmed by catastrophic impacts to our natural, built and socio-economic environments. Council’s target of net zero emissions by 2041 is clearly inadequate. Noosa Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 with a target of net zero emissions by 2026.
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    Created by Fergus FitzGerald
  • Ban Glyphosate Poison in Noosa
    This is not just important but imperitive to stop the toxic damage to our biological diversity. There is a domino effect that starts with the killing of important plants, insects, birds and larger animals. The efffects may also include pets and children playing on grassed areas in payground parks. There is so much scientific evidence of not only destroying the biodiverity of nature but also proven evidence of Glyphosates being carcinogenic and causing Cancer.
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    Created by Dana Roberts
  • Winmalee needs microgrids!
    It would make people's lives so much easier and not just pleasant but provide this essential service regardless of whether a tree has taken out power lines somewhere else locally or if there is a bushfire and power is lost. While it would cost money it is really a small price to pay for the additional security it would provide. Why Matt Kean? Because he is the person who can make it happen. As the Minister for the Environment in NSW he has the power to make this happen. The council cannot do it!
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    Created by Greg Chidgey
  • Stop native forest logging for biofuel
    Wood chipping for biofuel is highly destructive for our environment and will have a negative impact on biodiversity, water quality and be a major contributor to climate change. In Europe, South Eastern America and in Asia the biofuel industry has caused the destruction of millions of hectares of native forests. In NSW there are plans by the Forestry Corporation to clear-fell 140,000 hectares of native forest between Taree and Grafton. There are also plans to recommission the Redbank Power Station near Singleton. If this power station is used for biofuel about 1 million tons of wood chips will be needed and 1.8 million tons of CO2 would be emitted each year. Other key points: - Electricity from biofuel is 3 times more expensive than solar. - Biofuel emits up to 80% more CO2 than coal (IPPC figure). - The wood chipping of native forests is a cost to the people of NSW while saving the forest will generate millions of dollars per year in tourism. A University of Newcastle Study (The Great Koala National Park Economic Impact Analysis and Environmental Benefit Assessment. 2021) found that the protection of 315,000 hectares of native forest would generate $1.2 billion in economic output and create up to 10,000 new jobs. - The biofuel industry is not renewable - it would take many decades for trees to take up carbon again and soils are often depleted after tree removal. Trees store carbon so cutting them down greatly contributes to climate change.
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  • Tour Down Under - #BreakAwayFromGas
    While the ever-expanding oil and gas operations of Santos may have been necessary in the past, this is no longer the case. The 2018 International Panel on Climate Change report makes a clear scientific case - fossil fuel extraction and use must be rapidly phased out in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Santos must change gears, BreakAway from gas and sprint towards clean technologies such as green hydrogen. However the company shows no sign of changing its climate damaging business model and remains intent on expanding oil and gas exploration, including controversial fracking projects, while pushing unproven non-solutions like carbon capture and storage (CCS). We understand the current sponsorship arrangements with Santos are in place until 2022. We urge Events SA to seek new green sponsors for the Tour Down Under 2023. Only then will it be an event that South Australians can be truly proud of.
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  • Cat curfews and containment policy
    According to the ANU, feral and roaming domestic cats kill 1.5 billion native animals every year in this country. We cannot begin to reduce this number without the introduction of practical support in the form of cat containment policy.
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    Created by Indra Dhanusha