• Stop Destroying Australia's Environment. Extinction Is Rampant In Australia.
    Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate of any country in the world, and the bushfires of summer 2019-20 have only made it much worse. Over 12 million hectares of vital bushland and habitat were destroyed in the fires that swept across our country and nearly 3 billion animals impacted by the blazes. Australia’s deforestation front ranks in the global top 10, alongside Borneo, the Amazon and the Congo. It’s primarily driven by agriculture, mining and urban development. “Australia’s greatest animal welfare crisis.” - Says the RSPCA As the only developed country with a deforestation front, it's no surprise Australia’s mammal extinction rates are the highest in the world. Even iconic native species, like the koala and the greater glider, are on the road to extinction. Australia has an estimated 600,000 species of flora and fauna. Of these, about 100 are known to have gone extinct in the last 200 years. Currently, more than 1,770 are listed as threatened or endangered. We need to end extinction and we need to end it now, tomorrow will be too late.
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  • Western Sydney asks the City of Parramatta to declare a climate emergency
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 11 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 many ways -- devestating droughts, bushfires, deadly air pollution and a reef on life support. In Western Sydney we feel these effects already, with ever increasing frequency of extreme heat days, increasing dependence on air conditioning and our power prices soaring. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally more than 1000 cities and councils have already declared climate emergencies and are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs, preserve wildlife and habitats and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the City of Parramatta will demonstrate to our community, the NSW and Federal governments that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kent 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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  • Aurukun 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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  • Adelaide Hills 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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  • Brisbane 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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  • Balonne 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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