The three key issues in this news letter.
Keep the pressure up HRL door knocking with QUIT COAL
BZE – Wild Weather report on 3CR this Monday
There are just over two weeks until the June 30 deadline for negotiations to Replace Hazelwood and other dirty power stations across Australia.
So this week is crucial. We need to convince the government to deliver on their promise, and replace 2000MW of polluting brown-coal fired power stations.
Can you call the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and ask her to deliver on her commitment to replace 2000MW of brown coal-fired power stations?
It’s really easy, and will only take two minutes. Just dial (02) 6277 7700. When the receptionist answers the phone, say:
“My name is ______. I live in________ I’m calling to ask the Prime Minister to deliver on her commitment to close 2000 megawatts of brown coal-fired power and to replace it with clean energy. Thank you”
Make the call so Julia Gillard knows just how wide support for replacing Hazelwood is. The pressure’s on around the country – but what about your town or suburb? She needs to hear from people in Batman where the Minister for Energy resides! With your messages of support flowing in, the Prime Minister will know that the community want Hazelwood replaced with clean energy.
- Door knocking for Quit Coal</strong>
First of all, a big THANK YOU to those who helped with the HRL door knocking campaign in Martin Ferguson’s electorate on Saturday June 3.
Feed back from door knocking suggests that lots of the people you met were not already aware of the key environmental and sustainability issues around HRL – but they are now! There’s nothing quite like personal face-to face interaction to put people in the picture, and raise awareness and concern.
The petitions and letters you gathered have now been data entered and are in the process of being submitted to Martin Ferguson and also been sent to Prime Minister Julia Gillard and key allies in the fight against HRL.
We’re having another round of door-knocking in Batman electorate, and we’d like you to join us. Once again the focus will be on a targeted part of the electorate – Martin Ferguson’s electorate – and we’ll get together beforehand.
- Everyone meet for training: 2 pm
- Venue: private house in Batman (RSVP for the address)
- De-brief and some nibbles: 5-6 pm
When you come along, bring some old envelopes so we can put petitions and letters of concern in these, to save some money/trees and also to give the submission of these some variety of appearance and ‘texture’. Just like homemade! Also maybe bring an umbrella, a water-bottle and a friend.
Can you come? Please let Quit Coal know ASAP so they can organize the appropriate number of door knocking maps and areas etc.
- Wild Weather ?!?!- Listen to 3CR Monday 18th June
Beyond Zero Emissions Radio 5pm on Radio 3CR (855AM) in Melbourne and streaming live from http://www.3cr.org.au/3CR_ streaming
There’s nothing like experience, and poet Neil Astley takes us into the heart of Cyclone Tracey, how it thrashed his house in Darwin and even ten years later made him a “quieter” man.
Professor Ann Henderson –Sellers talks to us about tropical cyclones . She is a leading climate scientist who started out at the London Bureau of Metorology and founded the Climatic Impacts Centre at Macquarie University.
David Rovics, sings to us about how Hurricane Katrina is a metaphor for the world thrown upside down by climate change.His song is called “New Orleans”
The recent State of the Climate put out by Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO isn’t on everyone’s mind, so Dr Karl Braganza why the TV weather we ask BoM’s man isn’t followed every night by the Climate Person? Why do people confuse weather with climate? What is La Nina and would geo engineering be a good idea? He takes us to our AIR ARCHIVE stashed away like wine in a vault and explains why it is a national treasure.
Hope you will be part of this month of action! Jane, Carol, Beck, John, Keith, Adrian, Craig and Tim