• Goulburn Mulwaree Council Breakfree from fossil fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Mount Alexander Shire Climate Pledge
    This Pledge page is designed to work in conjunction with the campaign to ask Mount Alexander Shire Council to Declare a Climate Emergency. Please note, MACET intends the Pledge items as a non-exhaustive, thought-provoking list which may help spark community conversation, as well as self-reflection and behaviour changes. We are aware that there are other significant ways to reduce our emissions, e.g. eating sustainably. The Climate Emergency requires us all to step up and play a part in creating a more sustainable future. A safe climate will not be achieved if our behaviour remains unchanged. By taking this pledge, you are demonstrating to Mount Alexander Shire Council your commitment to being a strong voice and active participant in our community for climate issues.
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  • Declare Climate Emergency!
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Marion Council to declare a Climate Emergency
    The Marion community want the council to declare a Climate Emergency. What IPCC first predicted, if there was no action to reduce greenhouse gases, has become our reality. We are living in a Climate Emergency. Our young people are aware, scared and angry. Across the globe local governments are no longer waiting for Federal politicians to lead. If we act now we may have a chance and its do-able!
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  • Stop Hanson's Bunyip North Quarry
    Hanson Construction Materials (a subsidiary of German mining company, Heidelberg Cement) is proposing to build a granite quarry on a parcel of land larger than the Melbourne CBD in the middle of the green-wedge, environmentally significant region of Bunyip North, Victoria, Australia. It is proposed that Hanson will extract around two million tonnes of granite yearly for a period of 69-100 years. The quarry will operate six days a week and will see an additional 500+ trucks on local roads DAILY. Hanson's land (which they originally acquired under the guise of their own subsidiary company JRH Pastoral) is situated within 1500 metres of more than 100 pre-existing properties which include dairy and beef farms, wineries, orchards, educational camps and galleries (just to name a few). As the crow flies, the state-renowned and ever-expanding family theme park, Gumbuya Park, sits just over two kilometres away. Additionally, under 300 metres away is the regionally significant Mount Cannibal reserve and around 3 kilometres away is the Bunyip State Park. A small group of local residents have now been fighting this proposal for 13 years as they believe this quarry is in the entirely WRONG location and poses a multitude of environmental and social threats. These include (but are not limited to) toxic silica dust in airways and waterways, damage to water systems (including underground bores relied on by local farmers and local waterways such as the Cannibal Creek) and damage to flora and fauna including a range of endangered animals and orchids. Locals are also concerned about intergenerational equity of the area, amenity of the area, the mental health of residents, traffic and the impacts a quarry will have on their local businesses and tourism - many of which have already seen a decline since Hanson's acquisition of the international renowned Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre. To make matters worse for residents, Hanson's proposal sits (quite literally) in the middle of a fire-ravaged region, which was devastated by the March 2019 bushfires. With a long road to recovery ahead for both the residents and the environment of the region, the last thing needed in the area is a super-quarry hindering its recovery. Find out more at www.stopthebunyipnorthquarry.com
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  • We call on the City of Busselton to declare a climate emergency
    More than 60 per cent of Australians agree with the sentiment that Global warming is a serious and pressing problem. We should begin taking steps now to drastically reduce emissions. As a parent of young children, and someone who cares deeply about the environment, I ask you to consider the future we are creating for them. I am deeply afraid that our government is more influenced by large polluting companies and by short term financial gain, than by the virtually unanimous advice of scientists who advise that we must act now to mitigate climate destruction. We request that you declare a climate emergency. This would demonstrate a concrete commitment and willingness to stand with the community and fight to prevent the largest threat of our times.
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  • Be Vocal. Act Local. Declare a Climate Emergency
    The world is facing climate chaos and ecological breakdown caused by human activity. Catastrophic climate events are occurring faster than predicted and unless drastic measures are taken to curb CO2 emissions, we are putting the planet and our lives at greater risk. Melbourne is known all over the world as being ‘the most liveable city’, however by not yet declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ we have failed to step up and become leaders in this global movement. Globally, over 700 cities/councils and 16 countries have already declared climate emergencies, including the UK, Paris, Sydney, Hobart and a number of local Victorian councils such as Darebin and Yarra. This represents 158 million people globally. By declaring an emergency they are making an important statement and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action has the potential to create new industries and deliver green jobs with economic benefits to the community. There is an opportunity to improve the lives of people living all over Melbourne and to move with the growing trend of a worldwide green revolution. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take direct action on climate change or we face existential threats to our way of life. The climate emergency is happening right now and it is impacting people’s lives - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, hazardous air pollution, and the great barrier reef on life support. People need to know this is a life-threatening emergency and leaders must step up to inform the public about what we will face if we don’t turn things around. Business as usual is not an option. We need concrete plans for our cities and communities to transition away from fossil fuels towards renewables and a big shift in the way we go about our lives. By declaring a climate emergency, the Melbourne city council will demonstrate to the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Australian government to put pressure on Japan to ban whaling
    -Whaling is a dying industry in Japan with whale meat no longer a popular option and there is no use for whale oil, it makes no economic sense. -Japanese tax payers will fit the bill for the subsidies required. -We now know that some whales have and teach forms of ‘culture’ to their calves, including feeding strategies. Whaling could have more impact on populations than sheer numbers. -Whales are necessary for healthy oceans, mixing, distributing nutrients and helping deal with the impacts of climate change. -Whales form strong bonds to their family and pod members, it has been proven by biologist that they mourn the loss of their family. -It is a cruel and torturous way for an intelligent animal who feels pain to die. -Declining whale numbers have an impact on other countries tourism.
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  • Port Stephens Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Barkly Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Barcoo Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • Dowerin Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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