Transition Kurilpa

Transition Town Initiative for Kurilpa captures West End, Highgate Hill, Hill End and South Brisbane. Anyone who lives and/or works in the Kurilpa area is welcome to come and join us. We aim to have a sustainable Kurilpa peninsular. We are targeting action on the twin and related issues of Climate Change and Peak Oil, as well as broader issues of sustainability.   We feel that the Brisbane City Council (and indeed all levels of government here and world wide) are failing to plan for these issues adequately, and therefore, our society is not sustainable. As such, we, as members of the Brisbane Community, aim to assist and work with Brisbane City Council, local business and the community to address these issues. It is early days yet, but we aim to work with the council, both at the officer and elected member levels. We are non party aligned. Councils can only push the sustainable agenda as much as the community will give them the mandate to do so.   Come and get involved in Transition Kurilpa: Transition Kurilpa meets every second Wednesday of the month. See the Events page of our website for our next meeting and other events we may be organising or just advertising. We meet at 6.30 pm. at the back of Spiral on Boundary St, West End. We generally share food at meetings, preferable locally sourced, vegetarian and organic.
Email:
infoattransitionkurilpa [dot] org [dot] au
State:
QLD
Postcode:
4101

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''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the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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Today, I'm writing through bleary eyes home in Sydney following my return from six weekends of campaign workshops in six towns across the country. I'm not quite sure what city I'm in and my bedroom looks like a hurricane has hit, hurling used butchers paper, scrunched clothes and old flyers around the room.

My topsy turvy home life is only matched by the topsy turvy world outside - a world where angry Abbott and his attempted people's revolt, together with parts of the the media, are doing their darnedest to block any action on climate change.

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Posted by Luke Reade
From Group:

Last Sunday I attended the 100% Renewables Campaign training workshop in Brisbane.

Though the day was wet and rainy, travelling out to Sandgate provided a great chance to meet with others working in SE QLD and realise the benefits of doing something positive with a bunch of other active and passionate people.

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