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Walk Against Warming 2010

WALK WITH THE PEOPLE. NOT THE BIG POLLUTERS.

We’re doing our bit on climate change. It’s time to make our government do theirs. 

With the federal election looming, we decided to hold a Walk Against Warming to demand that our next government faces up to their responsibilities on climate change. Hundreds of people turned out to remind them that to secure our votes, they must walk with the people; not the big polluters. 

This year we took our message for a safe climate straight to the people that matter most – the voters.

We coordinated hundreds of Victorians in three key areas to come together and letterbox. We wanted to make sure that voters in those areas knew exactly what actions our leaders needed to take on climate change.

That means that less than one week before the federal election, up to 300,000 of the most influential voters in Victoria received our safe climate message. How good!

See all the photos from the Walk

Check out our Live Blog from the day

Find out what we're asking our politicians to commit to

There's still a way to get involved! Sign our petition to the next PM


 

HELP US CELEBRATE! If you took part in the day, you're invited to celebrate with us after you've finished letterboxing. Anytime from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at The Workers Club, Corner Gertrude Street and Brunswick Street Fitzroy (accessible by tram 86, tram 112 or 10 minutes walk from Parliament Station).
 

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Latrobe Valley brown coal plant mothballed

30 July 2014
Tom Arup, SMH

 

The Energy Brix brown coal power plant and briquette factory in the Latrobe Valley will be mothballed, with up 70 jobs to be made redundant as a result.

The almost 60-...

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Coal-fired power station to close in Latrobe Valley, despite $50 million federal bailout

30 July 2014
Rhiana Witson, ABC

A brown coal-fired power station and briquette factory in Victoria's Latrobe Valley will close next month, two years after receiving a $...

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Energy Brix Power station closure heralds beginning of the end for oldest and dirtiest power stations 

29 July 2014

Environment Victoria has today described the closure of the Energy Brix power station in the Latrobe Valley as the beginning of the end for Victoria’s...

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Carbon tax repeal reaction

21 July 2014
Farrah Plummer, Latrobe Valley Express

THE Latrobe Valley's brown-coal power stations have been labelled the "biggest beneficiaries" following the repeal of the carbon tax.

Yallourn, Hazelwood and Loy...

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SCAA welcomes broad based support for Anglesea coal plant closure

18 July 2014

Anglesea based community group Surf Coast Air Action (SCAA) has welcomed the support of Doctors for the Environment Australia, GetUp!, Environment Victoria, Friends of the Earth, Surf Coast Energy...

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Company scraps $230m wave power project off Victorian coast

17 July 2014
ABC

A proposed multi-million dollar wave power project off the south-western Victorian coast has been scrapped.

The company behind the plan, Ocean Power Technologies, has told US...

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Ocean Power Technologies scrap wave-power project near Portland

17 July 2014
Nick Toscano, The Age

A multimillion-dollar renewable energy project expected to generate hundreds of jobs in Victoria's south-west has been dumped after the company declared it was...

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Australia dumps carbon price, as repeal passes Senate

17 July 2014
Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy

The Abbott government’s quest to abolish Australia’s carbon pricing scheme and unravel its renewable energy support mechanisms is finally complete,...

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Repeal of carbon laws a windfall for big polluters and a blow for a safe climate

17 July 2014

The Federal Government’s repeal of Australia’s carbon laws is poor policy, short-sighted and protects vested interests ahead of Australia’s national interest...

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New research finds Victoria’s future economic strength lies in protecting natural assets

19 June 2014

Victoria could create 225,000 new jobs and boost economic activity in key sectors by 22 per cent over the coming 15 years through protecting the state’s natural...

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How easy coal blind-sided both sides at Hazelwood

posted by nicholas.aberle_1 on Friday, 20 June, 2014 - 11:47

After weeks of community consultation sessions, public hearings, cross-examination of witnesses and closing statements by barristers, the board of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry retires from the public gaze, with two months to prepare its report to Cabinet.

Through the public hearings...

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Update from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry at Morwell Day 3

posted by nicholas.aberle_1 on Friday, 13 June, 2014 - 10:21

The second last day of hearings at the Hazelwood inquiry featured some very interesting witnesses, had a bit of a history lesson about the various phases of the Hazelwood mine, including how the “South-West field” is actually in the north of the mine, and there was discussion about...

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Update from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry at Morwell Day 2

posted by nicholas.aberle_1 on Wednesday, 11 June, 2014 - 17:59

Today’s proceedings at the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry were dominated by detailed discussion on the intricacies of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the role of the Victorian WorkCover Authority in reducing the risk of fires. Turns out people can debate the meaning of “the...

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Update from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry at Morwell

posted by nicholas.aberle_1 on Tuesday, 10 June, 2014 - 17:15

In the third week of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, the focus of the Board has now turned to ways of reducing the risk of fire at Hazelwood. As we made clear in...

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Mark

How the Victorian Government can save $2.5 billion, create 6,700 jobs and reduce your heating bill

posted by Mark on Monday, 5 May, 2014 - 11:49

After a long, hot and dry summer, the autumn rains have finally arrived and winter is coming.

Whether the rain on the roof and chilly mornings fills you with dread or conjures up images of cosy comfort probably depends on the efficiency of your home.

For thousands of southern...

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Walk Against Warming 2010 - Melbourne Sunday, 15 August 2010 Check out this short film by one of the walkers at the Melbourne Walk Against Warming... Copyright AusConservationTV
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Walk Against Warming 2010 - Deakin Sunday, 15 August 2010 Check out the speech made by Gavin McFadzean from the Wilderness Society. Created by one of the walkers at the Walk Against Warming, 2010. Copyright peterc150
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