Action for week starting 1.6.20 – Petition for renewably powered economic recovery

Emissions reduction funding to rebuild Australian manufacturing must be used for renewable energy, not gas. New analysis from the Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program has found that using Covid‑19 recovery funding to subsidise the gas industry would create few jobs, increase emissions, and lock in higher energy prices.  But under the cover of the … Continue reading Action for week starting 1.6.20 – Petition for renewably powered economic recovery

Action for week starting 25.5.20 – Email your MP about the Covid-19 Commission

Protest Scott Morrison’s COVID-19 National Coordination Commission links to fossil fuels. The Covid-19 National Coordination Commission was set up on March 25 with no terms of reference, no register of conflicts of interest, and even less divulged about its financial resources. Stacked with executives from the gas and mining lobbies it is turning out to be … Continue reading Action for week starting 25.5.20 – Email your MP about the Covid-19 Commission

Action for week starting Monday 18.5.20 – Donate to the EDO Defence Fund

Make a donation to the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) Defence Fund and it will be doubled to help defend the future of young Australians, We’ve told you before about the wonderful work the Environmental Defenders Office does in fighting for environmental justice.  Now, for the first time, it is working to enable an Australian coal … Continue reading Action for week starting Monday 18.5.20 – Donate to the EDO Defence Fund

Action for week starting 11.5.20 – Review of environmental protections petition

Sign the petition to halt any changes to Australia’s central environmental protection law until the review into it is fully completed. The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is our government’s central piece of environmental law. It requires a review every ten years to examine the operation of the EPBC Act, and the extent … Continue reading Action for week starting 11.5.20 – Review of environmental protections petition

Action for week starting 4.5.20 – Tell GE to get out of coal

Tell giant multinational General Electric to stop supporting outdated coal-fired energy. General Electric claims to support the Paris Climate Agreement but is currently equipping 18 new coal power stations across 16 countries, fuelling runaway climate change. Ask General Electric to end any further efforts to expand the coal sector, and restructure their business to shift … Continue reading Action for week starting 4.5.20 – Tell GE to get out of coal

Action for week starting 27.4.20 – Tell your super fund to stop blocking climate action

Major super funds in Australia are continuing to vote, on behalf of their members (the Australian public), against the majority of shareholder proposals that would improve companies’ climate risk management.  By investing our retirement savings in company shares super funds get a say in how those companies are run. Latest analysis shows that 10 of … Continue reading Action for week starting 27.4.20 – Tell your super fund to stop blocking climate action

Action for week starting 20.4.20 – Tell us your thoughts

 It’s just five months since the Grandparents Gathering that started Grandparents for Climate Action Now . At that time, it felt to us that we were still having to convince people of the importance of the threat posed by climate change. Then suddenly the bushfire crises of December and January turned that around, and a … Continue reading Action for week starting 20.4.20 – Tell us your thoughts