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62Well it’s been and gone. Powershift kicked off last weekend and over 3 days, there was a lot of excitement, talk, ideas. 1500 young people from all over Australia came together to learn, discuss, and call for change in how we live. Call for a more sustainable world, a new way of thinking. To phase out old and dirty technologies, such as coal, and bring about a renewables revolution. A green economy, a more just and sustainable way of life.

We wore green hardhats, chanted for no new coal. Got fired up. Even danced on the opera house.

But all of that means nothing. What really counts is what happens now. If we’re not going to have any new coal, then we need to get new systems put in place, get new technoligies commercialised and rolled out. We need to get together, get things happening and keep the momentum firing. Stay informed, stay in touch, and get involved.

Youth Decide is the AYCC’s next step from here. But this isn’t the only thing to get involved in. We all met each other in regional breakouts, workshops, around the place. Meet up, have a chat and see what you can spawn in your own area. It’d be really cool to see a whole lot of things flourishing all over the country, focussed on creating a more sustainable world. This would be an amazing influence on society to see a positive path into an uncertain future.

On the Up Your Jumper! front, I’ll start posting podcasts again. Hopefully one a week, maybe more sometimes, maybe less others. I’m hoping by sharing these interviews, it’ll give others ideas and inspiration on what they can get going in their patch of the world. Another good source for inspiration is Live Local, where you can get inspired, and also share your own ideas on how we can get us all rolling along well in a better direction.

Remember it’s up to us, so let’s get it rocking along!

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How’s it rocking? Just got the first update cut and done, on how the ride’s rolling along. Bit chilly at the moment. Suss it out below

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DSCF2203G’day how’s it rocking? All’s been a bit quiet on the Up Your Jumper! front. That’s because I’ve taken a bit of break, and am currently in the midst of riding from Melbourne to Sydney, on a large, yellow tandem recumbent. Why? Well it’s to coincide with Powershift. I’ve mentioned it before, but for those of you have missed it, Powershift is a massive youth climate summit, happening in Sydney, from the 11/7-13/7. It’s going to be held at University of Western Sydney, and is being organised by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (which consists of about 20 youth organisations from around Australia). So it’s going to be pretty massive.

There’s speakers, bands, workshops, and all sorts of good stuff happening as part of it. If your keen and can get to Sydney, there’s still time to register and get into it. Suss out the Powershift site for details.

I’m planning to post updates on how the ride is progressing, who we’re meeting and what’s happening, along the way. So stay tuned….

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DSCF9823How we rocking? Well this interviewing, talking, thinking about sustainability, design, life, it’s gets tiring at times. A good way to get it all up and rocking along again I’ve found is to do a bit of cooking, or have a bit of fish… and just in time for the weekend too.

I’ve uploaded the first(of maybe more) Up Your Jumper! DIY episode. How to make a fishing float!  Check it out. Some pretty deep insights in that nutshell.

Also if your hungry, check out Recipes from the Road. I’ve put up a couple more recipes to give you some ideas in the kitchen. Bok Choy Chicken, and a recipe for how to cook up a few Black Bream, direct from the Swan River, Perth.

All adds to the Up Your Jumper! mix.

– Tim

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Just got a link to a promo video that’s just been put out for Powershift. Check it out below. Pretty slick.

Also if you’re keen to head along to Powershift, but haven’t got around to registering yet, get onto it before midnight Saturday. Earlybird registration ends then, and if you get in early it’ll save you $25, which is always handy. Bargain really…

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