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!
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).
State of the Environment report paints bleak picture for the future
28 November 2013
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Victorian environment report suggests consideration of congestion tax, more buses
28 Novemberr 2013
Tom Arup, The Age
Broken promises and backwards steps - Audit finds Napthine Government has broken 13 environment election promises
27 November 2013
On the third anniversary of the election of the Coalition Government, Environment Victoria has today released its final audit of the state...more
Victoria axes $50 million grant for HRL coal-fuelled power plant
22 Novemberr 2013
Tom Arup, The Age
HRL coal grant withdrawal should be a wake-up call to abandon grants of cash and coal
22 November 2013
Environment Victoria today welcomed news that the Napthine Government has withdrawn a $50 million grant to HRL to build a new coal-fired power station in the Latrobe Valley....more
Poorly insulated homes costing Melburnians money
21 Novemberr 2013
Troels Sommerville, Moorabbin Glen Eira Leader
Victoria's Coal Wannabes
19 Novemberr 2013
Independent climate umpire finds current emissions targets not credible and need to be increased
30 October 2013
Environment Victoria has welcomed today’s report by the Climate Change Authority which recommends that Australia needs to increase its greenhouse pollution...more
Race is on for coal's super market
24 October 2013
Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham, The Age
'Reckless' spending concerns
24 October 2013
Louis Nelson, Latrobe Valley Express
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Well, it’s a couple of days after the big event, and I’m still buzzing!
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It’s the most crucial election for our environment in decades and yet no one’s talking about the mammoth in the room.
Sure, Tony Abbott’s called himself ‘a fair dinkum environmentalist’ and Kevin Rudd’s called climate change ‘the greatest...more
Transcript of Mark Wakeham's speech at the rally for locked-out Yallourn coal mine workers in Melbourne CBD on 16 August 2013
We’re here, standing with you today, because in the 21st century, in Australia, locking workers out of their place of employment is not an acceptable way...more
I've just finished reading a note from Greg Combet thanking Environment Victoria for its constructive and generous contributions to the climate debate in Australia. It was kind of him to recognise our contributions and to demonstrate that while environmental advocates and political leaders...more
- Environment Victoria submission to Environment Effects Statement for the Victorian Desalination Project |
- Improving the Renewable Energy Target |
- Plan B: An Agenda For Immediate Climate Action |
- An open letter to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on the CPRS |
- State budget submission 2009–10 |
- Victoria - the Green Jobs State. Seizing the opportunities |
- Powering a desalination plant: clean energy or more coal? |
- Peak oil and Victoria |
- Rethinking Transport for Our Future - Why Melbourne needs sustainable transport |
- A climate change checklist for the State Government’s Transport Plan |
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