Nimbin Environment Centre

The Nimbin Environment Center is active on a number of campaigns and has chosen to run 100% Renewable Campaign surveys in conjunction with Lismore Climate Action Group with Tom Driftwood as the main local organiser. The surveying is going really well with the current tally at over 750 surveys completed - nearly all done at the Lismore Car Boot market, The Con Market and especially The Channon Craft Market. For more information or to find out ways you can help, contact Tom on: 02 6689 5693 and 0448 694 114 and email: tomdrift1atbigpond [dot] com
Email:
nimenvirocentreatbigpond [dot] com
Phone:
(02) 66 891 441
State:
NSW
Postcode:
2480

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''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the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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