Wednesday, 26 October 2011

HRL Court Challenge

Several of us attended the demonstration outside the high Court in King St this week in support of the case being run by Environment Victoria and others challenging the EPA's support for the new HRL coal fired/gasfired power station

Below is the EV email on the event 23/10/2011 and links to their website:

Legal Challenge against HRL started today

At 10am this morning, the legal challenge from Environment Victoria, Local’s Into Victoria’s Environment, Doctors for the Environment and individual Mr. Martin Shields against the EPA got underway in earnest.

Thanks to those of you who made it along at lunchtime today to show your support for this challenge by environmental groups. With people coming from Ballarat to Wonthaggi, it was a fun, positive reminder that all parties challenging the EPA approval of HRL on environmental grounds are joined in their actions by supporters from across the Victorian community.

Check out the pics here today >

Thank you also to everyone who has been helping with the petition. We are about half way to the goal of 10,000 hard copy signatures, so please keep ‘em rolling in!

If you would like to keep you up to date with the case as it unfolds over the next four weeks. EV will be writing blogs, facebook and twitter. You can help us build the momentum of this campaign by sharing info and comments about the case online (please tweet using the hashtag #stopHRL).

Get the thrills and spills from today’s proceedings - check out today’s blog from EV’s Safe Climate Campaigner >

Thanks again for your support thus far… and wish us luck!

Josie Lee
Safe Climate Campaigner
Environment Victoria

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Say Yes Earth Relay

Say Yes Earth Relay: Melbourne
Launched on Thursday, 15 September

Over the coming few weeks, as the price on pollution is debated in Parliament, Victorian communities will come together to take part in the Earth Relay - a series of actions to symbolise support for action on climate change.
Melbourne, Environment Victoria and friends
Like the passage of the Olympic flame to the site of the Olympic Games, communities across Victoria will be passing a human sized earth globe from suburb to suburb and town to town. And after travelling across the state, the globe will be taken to Parliament House, Canberra to send the Victorian community’s message of hope for the future.

So get involved in this important moment in history. Hop here to find out when the Earth Relay is coming to a suburb or town near you
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Canterbury, Lighter Footprints hold 'the Earth'
Lighter Footprints were a link in the Earth Relay heading for Canberra organised by Environment Victoria. We had it for one brief hold on the afternoon of Tuesday, 11 October.

The purpose was to support the passing of legislation to begin the process of reducing our carbon emissions. This piece of legislation is the crucial start to a long process, without which we will struggle to change the direction of growth of emissions and global warming - with its devastating consequences.

Jade Invargson-Favretto accompanied us with her inspiring song 'Beautiful Earth'.

Jade Ingvarson-Favretto sings 'Beautiful Earth'

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Here are more photos from the Earth Relay (11 October) which was organised by Environment Victoria, photos below taken for them by Rodney Dekker (see our collection of his photos from the Pacific Islands on our blog dated 14 September).