WarrandyteCAN

The principal objective of WarrandyteCAN is to communicate to our community the urgent need to take immediate action on climate change, to raise awareness and empower people to act to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  We were formed in 2007 and have over 450 supporters. We undertake a range of activities including information nights, support of the Climate Action Network programmes, an annual Sustainability Expo and support for Earth Hour.  We participate in the Festivals in our Communities both north and south of the Yarra and we reach out to all other community groups and especially schools to participate with us in working towards a sustainable using 100% renewable energy.  Come and join us and take action to help spread the word on the need to move rapidly towards 100% renewable energy - it can be done - and you CAN make a difference!
Email:
wayneatrankindesign [dot] com [dot] au
Phone:
0398444438
State:
VIC
Postcode:
3113
Posted by Jill Dixon
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Over 700 people have now registered their interest in WarrandyteCAN's bulk buy energy deal.  We hope to drive much higher support for Green Energy investment from this lower price for gas and electricity in our community.  Anyone still interestered should register NOW at www.warrandytecan.com.au. 

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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''While Labor is still wedded to its outdated target to reduce Australia's pollution by 60per cent by 2050, the Greens read and understand the climate science and are committed to setting Australia on the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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Warrrandyte Sustainability Expo - The Sounds of Change

02/04/2011 10:00 am
02/04/2011 4:30 pm

This is our fourth annual sustainability expo of products and services to help residents and businesses make the changes to a sustainable future.  It also provides a great opportunity to learn about the big issues surrounding the move to 100% renewable energy.  Around 20 exhibitors will attend, with deals on solar, products for households, information on permaculture and all aspects of water management and treatment.  Lots of groups with great ideas on living more sustainably.  Plus this year songs from the Chocolate Lilies, Australia's own Raging Grannies and our

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