Thursday, 26 May 2016

To register, please go to www.CCelectionforum.eventbrite.com.au <=(Click On This Link)

Thanks so much. See you there.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Coral, Coal and Climate Change


Lighter Footprints and ECAM present -

Federal Election Candidates Forum
Box Hill Town Hall 
Thursday 16 June 
6:30 for 7:00pm start 


Meet your Liberal, Labor and Greens candidates for
Chisholm, Deakin and Kooyong

 Ask them questions so you can better understand the differences between the politcal party policies on climate change.
Is it really coal vs the reef? Or climate vs jobs? Or environment vs the economy? 



MC - Rod Quantock OAM Speakers

Panel 
Mark Butler - Labor Shadow Minister for Climate Change 
Janet Rice - Greens Party Senator for Victoria
Josh Frydenberg - Minister for Energy and Resources and Northern Australia

Peter Christoff University of Melbourne, Climate Policy and Politics
and introducing
Kathleen Hanson
- Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year 


Second half 
Break sessions in separate rooms for Deakin, Chisholm and Kooyong.


The major candidates from the three electorates have been invited to meet with you in the breakout sessions. 

Eventbrite  -  www.CCelectionforum.eventbrite.com.au

Further enquiries 
Carolyn Ingvarson 0411 115 186, Daryl Maunder 0409 179 817

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NEXT LIGHTER FOOTPRINTS MEETING WED MAY 25




Wed May 25
7 for 7.30 PM 
Guide Hall
Faversham Rd
Canterbury

"Where is Boroonadara headed with its Low Carbon Strategy to 2020?"

Come and hear the early plans and provide input into this strategy

Speaker:
Mathew Dixon
Senior Sustainability Officer
City of Boroondara  

Mathew has responsibility for climate change and energy actions.

And introducing the Community Power Agency with Manny Pasqualini

In the second part of the meeting, we shall hear briefly about our Forum for Thursday June16  and what we need to make this happen; then we will discuss further what our actions should include prior to this year's local government election.

COME TO MEET PEOPLE 
AND FOR SOME FOOD AND DRINKS AT 7 PM, 
 THE PRESENTATION at 7.30 PM WITH QUESTIONS, 
AND A REFRESHMENT BREAK AT 8.30 PM. 

AFTER THE BREAK, 
 REPORTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS, RECENT MEETINGS AND EVENTS AND PLANS FOR 
 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS


Join us for an engaging evening 

All welcome.

GOLD COIN DONATION.

FURTHER INFORMATION  0411 115 186

Sunday, 1 May 2016

These photos refer to Lynne's post on our stalls - see below this post. 
 Burwood Festival stall - May 1. 2016






St Pauls Anglican Church fete April 16, 2016 Add caption





This is a quiz that turned out to be quite hard
Email admin@lighterfootprints.org for answers!

 

This Lighter Footprints group collected signatures on postcards in the Premier Dan Andrews electorate, and then visited his office to deliver them and over 100 letters encouraging a faster take-up of the government's approach to renewable energy.
April 8, 2016


Talking to local people about the disastrous impact of global warming on the Great Barrier Reef

Hundreds of local people have signed letters to Malcolm Turnbull and other federal politicians urging faster action on global warming in a last ditch attempt to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Lighter Footprints collected the letters and talked to local people about the problem at the Burwood Village Festival and at the annual fair at St Paul's Anglican Church in Canterbury.

Warmer sea temperatures are now damaging, and likely to kill, much of the best preserved parts of the reef.

Vast areas - at least 1000km - of the most northern reefs have been bleached at a stark, ghostly white and may never generate.

Around 97 per cent of the reefs that make up the largest living structure on the planet have suffered some degree of bleaching. Scientists fear that the severity of the most recent warming, plus increased frequency of warming and bleaching events, will not allow sufficient time for the reefs to recover.

If we are to preserve the reef, it is imperative that we slow and halt global warming before the coral is completely wiped out, with 40 to 50 per cent of the coral lost in recent decades due to global warming and other factors like agricultural runoff and the crown-of-thorns starfish.

The recent severe bleaching is purely a results of warmer seas.
While the world agreed at Paris to keep global warming to below 2 degrees, the coral is already under huge tress at around one degree of warming.

To make matters worse, Australia is not living up to its global commitments to cut carbon pollution by 5 per cent by 2020.