Archive for August, 2009

How’s it? As the heading says, I’ve updated the links page, added in a few for Brisbane, few more for Melbourne and Sydney. If your up for some eco procrastination, jump right in!


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If you think propping up coal power isn’t the smartest idea, suss out this one below.


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Just got this one through the ol’ email. If you rekon recycling’s a good thing, read on…

can refundSupport 10c Deposits on Monday!

Senators in Melbourne on Monday
The Senate Inquiry on a national drink container deposit scheme will have hearings in Melbourne this Monday 24 August.

Local campaigners are planning to dump a few thousand bottles and cans outside the doors (we’ll clean them up afterwards!). The Senators will all walk past the display on their way into the building, and will have an opportunity to chat, if they’re friendly.

Come along and tell them you support container deposits!

Monday 24 August 2009
9.30am – 10.30am
St James Conference Centre
12 Batman Street West Melbourne (off King Street, near Flagstaff Gardens).

You are welcome to attend the public hearings – they start at 10.30. The Senators will talk to representatives of local councils, industry and environment groups.

Senator Scott Ludlam will be there. He introduced the Greens legislation in the Senate for a 10c deposit on every drink container in the country (my Bill only related to Victoria). Your support will help him convince his fellow Senators of the broad community engagement with this issue.

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The-Collins-FamilyWell we’re at number 8 of the Up Your Jumper adventure, and in Wollongong and surrounds for a little while. First out of the Illawarra, I had a chat with Darren, who’s part of Sustainable Illawarra’s Super Challenge. This is a program run in collaboration with a number of councils, where 100 odd families sign up to live more sustainably for a year. Darren is tracking his family’s journey through the Super Challenge via  a blog, Green Change, check it out to see how they’re travelling.

Image Source: www.sustainableillawarra.com.au

P.S. Check out Kev’s Patch, it’s time Kev Kev got on board with the green happenings. What you think?

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Green Materials&Building Conference

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G’day, g’day, here’s one for the movie types. Coming up this Wednesday, 19/8, is the Australian and New Zealand premiere of the film, The Age of Stupid. Touted as,

the biggest – and greenest – live film event the two countries have ever seen.

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Suss out The Age of Stupid website to see where you can be part of the action.


P.S. Here’s the trailer too


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