G’day how’s it? For #9 we’re in Warrawong, at Futureworld. I spoke with Meryl about the centre. Meryl spoke of the renewable technologies it showcases, including local innovations and the educational value of the centre. Have a listen.
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Posted in Case Study, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged Australia, climate change, coal, community, futureworld, green jobs, Industrial Design, Renewable Energy, renewable energy generation, RMIT, solar power, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, Up Your Jumper!, warrawong, wind power on July 21, 2010| Leave a Comment »
With only 3 days left, the crucial Copenhagen climate summit is failing.
Tomorrow, world leaders will arrive for an unprecedented 60 hours of direct negotiations. Each one will have to decide whether to step forward as heroes, or fail us all. But they will only act if we do.
Around the world a global movement has been building towards this moment. Now it’s time for one last, massive push — with a global public outcry for a real deal that will stop catastrophic climate change. In the next 72 hours we can build the largest petition in history.
Follow the link and sign the petition, pass it around, and Avaaz will help deliver the petition directly to leaders inside the Copenhagen summit
Currently they have nearly 11 million people signing to say they want a Real Deal at Copenhagen, click here to show your support
Posted in Happenings, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged Australia, aycc, cat empire, climate change, emission reductions choice, fed square, federation square, kisschasey, world vision, youth climate change referendum, youth decide, youth leadership on September 8, 2009| Leave a Comment »
This week, something big is happening. Youth Decide will be happening all this week, at literally 100’s of events around the country!
What is it? Youth Decide is Australia’s first ever youth referendum on climate change. This is a chance for the generation that will be most effected, to have their say on how we should act now. From September 14-21, young people from all around Australia will be able to have their say.
Vote now via the website, or rock along to a voting event near you!
If you’re in Melbourne or surrounds, there’s a Youth Decide concert happening in Fed Square this Wednesday, 16 September. The line up has now been released with The Cat Empire and KissChasey announced to be playing. There are still a few more special guests to be announced, but at this stage you’ll have to rock up to find out. It all kicks off at 5pm. It’s going to be good though, so get on down if you’re in the area!
Get onto it, get into it, get it happening.
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.
Well 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!
Posted in Notes from the Road, tagged bikes, climate change, cycling, Melbourne, Melbourne-sydney, photography, Powershift 2009, ride to power, sydney, touring, travel, youth led change on July 15, 2009| Leave a Comment »