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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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Call for more money for Vic mine clean-up

16 April 2014
The Australian

COMMUNITY groups want a $90 million fund for new brown coal technology in Victoria's Latrobe Valley to be instead used to pay for the Hazelwood coalmine fire clean-up.

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Groups join forces to demand support for Latrobe Valley clean up

16 April 2014

The Voices of the Valley community group and Environment Victoria have joined forces to call for a State and Federal government grant for new coal projects to instead be used to support local clean-...

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Jobs crisis, Hazelwood fire highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs plan

3 April 2014

A public forum at Melbourne University tonight will hear that Victoria could create thousands of renewable energy jobs quickly with the right policies.
 
The forum,...

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Environment Victoria Response to Terms of Reference for Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry
 

Friday, 21 March 2014

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Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies a boon for the budget, reduces pollution

3 March 2014

An alliance of Australia’s leading environment and community organisations has today renewed its call for the Australian Government to cut fossil fuel subsidies. The federal government...

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Premier Napthine dodges question of whether Hazelwood mine properly regulated

28 February 2014

Environment Victoria has today welcomed clearer health instructions to Morwell residents affected by the Hazelwood mine fires but said that Premier Napthine dodged questions in today...

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Heat to rise on Hazelwood

21 February 2014
Latrobe Valley Express

THE management of the Hazelwood mine and its regulation by government is expected to come under fierce scrutiny in coming weeks, as questions arise over the mine's fire preparedness prior to...

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Point Henry closure to impact Valley

20 February 2014
Latrobe Valley Express

Alcoa's decision to close its Point Henry aluminium smelter at Geelong, at the cost of 500 direct jobs, will likely cause a ripple effect through Latrobe Valley's electricity...

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Alcoa plant closure delivers another blow to coal power industry

18 February 2014
Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy

US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has announced that it will close its Point Henry smelter in Geelong, Victoria, as well as two rolling mills...

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Smelter closure highlights need for Victorian clean energy jobs strategy

18 February 2014

Environment Victoria has called on the Napthine Government to develop a clean energy jobs and investment strategy in the wake of Alcoa’s decision to close the Point Henry aluminium...

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The biggest rally that Melbourne has seen in over five years

posted by jane.stabb on Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 - 10:05

Well, it’s a couple of days after the big event, and I’m still buzzing!

 

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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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