Baw Baw Sustainability Network

Why should I join the BBSN?  
  • To learn new skills and increase knowledge.
  • To extend social networks.
  • To participate in activities with family and friends.
  • To gain experience relevant to working situations.
  • For the satisfaction of helping the environment.
  • To have FUN!
How do I get involved? Committee of Management meetings are held the 2nd Monday and Public Information Evenings are held the 4th Thursday of the month, with other events/activities interspersed throughout the year. What are the aims of the BBSN?
  •  To promote sustainable lifestyles and technologies for community, households and business.
  •  To increase community awareness about climate change.
  •  To inform and educate the community about sustainable living practices through various media.
  •  To implement community projects that promote environmental sustainability.
  •  To monitor and measure progress toward achievement of sustainable practice in the community.
Email:
bbsnatdcsi [dot] net [dot] au
Phone:
03 5634 2284
State:
VIC
Postcode:
3823

Say YES to climate action!

05/06/2011 11:00 am

Across Australia on June 5 people will stand up and say YES to action on climate change a price on pollution!

At 11am (1pm in Brisbane, 1.30 in Canberra) on Sunday, June 5, we'll come together in every major city to show our support for action on climate change.

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In today's Canberra Times, Greens senator, Christine Milne, stated, almost verbatim, 100% Renewables demand for Australia to implement the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the path to a zero emissions economy as soon as possible,'' Senator Milne said.

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Here's is a link to an article in the Climate Spectator which covers the 1,000 page IPCC report which details how, and at what cost, the world could be powered by renewables by 80%: http://www.climatespectator.co

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The Australian Conservation Fund (ACF) has recently published a report detailing the $12 billion of subsidies being paid in support of fossil fuels: http://www.acfonline.org.au/uploads/res/climate_expenditure_and_subsidies.pdf

Wouldn't be great if this hypocrisy was turned around 180% and those funds given to renewables!  There'd be no need for a market based carbon pollution price and they could get on with implementing  a national FiT insteadl!!

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