• Stop Sponsorship Deals with BHP and RIOTINTO
    The exploitation of Indigenous people, their land and culture by big business has to stop. The connection of the Indigenous people to this beautiful land has well been acknowledged by the AFL and AFLW, with indigenous rounds featuring indigenous designed guernsey's , acknowledgement of counties and programs to educate, empower and develop Indigenous players. It has just started acknowledging the wrong doings to its past Indigenous players in regards to racism. JUST.. It is now time for the AFL and AFLW to stand up and take a stand for its Indigenous communities. It's notable that the AFL and AFLW organisation's have definitely made strides to rectifying past wrong doings, however they can not rest on those morals. The AFL and AFLW both have the platform to lead the way in social change. To demonstrate to every individual person involved in its organisation and their supporters that it is truly committed to supporting its First Nations People. In a time when we all need to stand up, do more, learn from our histories mistakes. To be better across all areas that effect our society and our planet. I believe this is the time and opportunity for each individual within the AFL and AFLW to take a stand and continue to embrace the rich and strong Indigenous culture and people as well as their connection to country, that has provided so much for this great Australian game. From the land the game is played on, to the thousands of Indigenous players to the hundreds of thousands of loyal supporters of clubs at every level of this great game they have a responsibility to immediately cut ties with BHP and RIO TINTO. To stop taking their dirty earth killing culture destroying money. The Adelaide Crows, AFL and AFLW have a social responsibility to stand up to big business's who actively destroy sacred land. We all have this responsibility. For the sake of our land, our culture, our game.
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    Created by Lindsey Webb
  • Stop the Overdevelopment - Pagewood/Eastgardens
    This development will place unprecedented pressure on the Southeastern suburbs of Sydney as the growth of our community outpaces the roll out of infrastructure and services. We face a future perfect storm of congestion and worsening socio-economic outcomes with the Eastgardens development. One thing is clear: Meriton is creating a city of have and have nots. We urge a halt to this development until the infrastructure and capacity issues are addressed. The community has previously raised concerns with the rezoning of this site including: • Excessive intensification of use of the site compared to existing planning controls; • Excessive building height; • Inadequate assessment of the transport impacts of the proposal; and • Ambiguous commitment to the delivery of public open space. With each planning approval we have seen significant modification from the original Pagewood Green master plan. The original proposal stated one-bed units would measure 65 sqm, two-bed 85 sqm and three-bed 110 sqm. However, Meriton reduced all three in size to 50 sqm, 75 sqm and 96 sqm respectively, even as they advertised the original sizes. Although technically in the Bayside Local Government area, due to the site’s close proximity to the Randwick Council Local Government area, residents are concerned about the significant increase in population, and the added demand this will place upon community facilities and services, open space and other physical and social assets within both Bayside and Randwick City, and the increased pressure on Sydney beaches. A lot of the earlier forecasts of traffic and the provision of car parking were based on assumptions about the "potential extension of the light rail to the site - when there is no evidence to suggest this will ever occur. The South East Sydney Transport Strategy released late last year showed no signs that there was any planning for Bunnerong Road. And plans to extend Metro West (from Parramatta to the CBD) to the east and deliver a Metro to Maroubra Junction now won’t happen until after 2041 if at all- more than 20 years away. We ask the Government to intervene and halt any further approvals until there is an integrated planning approach to this development.
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    Created by Maria Poulos
  • Go FOGO Wanneroo!
    FOGO is the WA State Government and Waste Authority’s preferred best practice for waste management and the only system to meet State diversion from landfill targets of 65% by 2020 and material recovery targets of 70% by 2025. In 2019 the City of Wanneroo (COW) announced that households would be receiving a FOGO bin in 2021. However, COW was unable to find a waste management business willing or able to process the huge amount of organic waste the City produces. So FOGO is currently a No-go for Wanneroo despite the obvious environmental urgency for its implementation. COW must, therefore, take responsibility for establishing and operating a FOGO recycling plant itself. WA Councils that have adopted FOGO include Albany, Bayswater, Belmont, Bunbury, Fremantle, Kalamunda, Melville and Vincent and the towns of Bassendean and East Fremantle. The benefits of FOGO waste management to the community would be: * drastically reduce the amount of organic waste contaminating Tamala Park landfill site which is rapidly reaching capacity * reduce pollution and unpleasant odour caused by the harmful methane gas released by unprocessed organic matter that CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING * a reduction in processing and disposal costs (no additional cost to residents) By applying FOGO compost to debilitated soil, it will: * SAVE WATER by Improving soil water retention * counteract the widespread degradation of soil caused by extensive land clearing of the far northern suburbs for new residential and commercial developments * invigorate and sustain new plant growth, thereby increasing the survival rate of newly planted trees reaching maturity (it is estimated only 1 in 10 trees planted by Perth local councils reach maturity) * reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and weed killers * assist in the rehabilitation of landfill and open cut mine sites (eg, limestone quarries and sand quarries) and for use the City’s public open spaces, gardens, farms, and for use in landscaping new developments, roundabouts, roadsides, and the Mitchell Freeway extension Other potential benefits: * provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers (eg, people with disabilities) * provide opportunities to develop partnerships with businesses and corporations wishing to enhance their corporate citizen profiles.
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    Created by Rosalind Casey
  • 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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    Created by Tracey L
  • 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
  • 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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    Created by Kelly Albion