Entries Tagged 'activism' ↓
November 5th, 2013 — activism, community organising
Mark it in your diary now. Then join with hundreds of Tasmanian citizens at this most important display of public concern over national climate policy (failure).
Sunday November 17
(Wear orange or red clothes if you can)
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August 16th, 2013 — activism, inspiration
This talk aims to fan the flames of climate action in our community by providing clarity on current climate science, celebrating local progress, exploring visions for the future and uniting in action.
During the last few years Hobart citizens have played a strong role in efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and adjust to climate change. Meanwhile Climate Change science has been advancing rapidly along with undeniable evidence.
Meeting 6 pm–7.30pm
Thursday August 22
Sustainable Living Tasmania
1st Floor, 71 Murray St.
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April 11th, 2013 — activism, solar
The campaign on solar feed-in tariffs (see below) is now being coordinated through Save Solar Tasmania – please visit that website and sign the petition to get involved.
January 12th, 2012 — activism, inspiration
Local Waterworks resident and long-term forest campaigner Geoff Law returned recently from an overseas working journey, visiting forests in other parts of the world.
For an interesting insight his essay The Tale of Two Forests makes a good read. Geoff is an able raconteur and writer.
(The essay is courtesy of the blog site of Miranda Gibson who climbed a rope to a platform on the top of the tree in the heart of the Southern Forests on December 14 and has vowed to stay until the forest is protected. Community members are urged to support her brave efforts.)
December 12th, 2011 — activism, inspiration
Waterworks Community produced this popular bumper sticker for Tasmania-wide distribution in 2009 and since then 2,000 of them have been distributed.
We’ve just had 2,000 more printed. We provide them at cost (35 cents each) and have no problem with them being sold in outlets for whatever price (normally $2).
So… if you know any ethical enterprise who would like to obtain some please let us know. The message seems to be very timely.
Actual size is 230mm x 70mm.
May 5th, 2011 — activism, landcare + faunacare
A weakening Autumn sun sheds a dappled light in amongst the understorey. This little beautiful spot was, not too long ago, a tangle of blackberry bramble, cotoneastors and a host of other weeds, strangling what was natural to this urban bushland fringe.
Now it’s nice. Nice to look at. So nice to part of its resuscitation.
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February 18th, 2011 — activism, events
Saturday, March 26 is Earth Hour day.
Turning lighting off for just one hour on that day has turned into a symbolic act that many millions of people now identify with.
Better still, join with others at St David’s Park on the same evening.
The latter event is being organised by our good friends at Climate Action Hobart.
December 6th, 2010 — activism, energy saving, solar
Some brilliant good news to end the year, and it stems from this community’s successful solar bulk purchase efforts.
EcoTasmania Inc has awarded a $7,000 grant to the Peak Oil working group to conduct education and lobbying on peak oil – an emerging issue of great importance. EcoTasmania Inc is the corporate body that was set up from our community solar initiative to support sustainability projects.
For those wanting to know more about the peak oil issue (you will hear about it soon anyway!) you can read a good primer by clicking here.
And for those who don’t have solar hot water connected yet, the EcoTasmania solar enterprise is still going gangbusters, now set up as a normal business operation. You can contact them by clicking here.
October 23rd, 2010 — activism, community organising
We have the pleasure of announcing funding for three very worthwhile projects in South Hobart area:
• Seeding funds for development of a community orchard
• A project to educate community members on seasonal foods
• A series of home energy saving workshops
The funding has been made available as a result of South Hobart Community’s very successful solar bulk purchase project – which resulted in $1.5 million investment in domestic solar systems in recent times.
Congratulations to the project bidders.
Chris Harries (on behalf of SH carbon fund committee)
August 11th, 2010 — activism, events
This is your invitation to a very timely Saturday workshop on September 18.
Energy prices are due to rocket within 5 years and this will place immense hardships on not only the Tasmanian economy, but on communities and individuals. Simply put: We Are Not Ready!
With this in mind, Waterworks community members are invited to a stimulating workshop to explore this theme – with people from other sustainable communities.
Download flyer HERE.
POSTSCRIPT: The workshop filled to capacity and has resulted in a similar one being held in Launceston next month.
July 9th, 2010 — activism, road safety, transport
A ‘street wall chalk painting’
When: 25th of July (last Sunday of this month), 1.30pm.
Where: In front of Dorka’s house, 101 Waterworks Road
What: Turn the wall into a colorful space around the theme “the street is there for everyone to share”
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March 10th, 2010 — activism, classifieds
Does your margarine contain palm oil?
Is your breakfast cereal nutritious? Does your sunscreen lotion contain titanium?
This ZIPPY ONLINE BROWSER tells you with a click what products are good, okay or to be avoided.
Bookmark the guide for easy reference, whether your aim is to look after your planet or your child’s health or to avoid exploiting poor workers overseas.
(Thanks to Jacquie Allan for passing this on.)
March 1st, 2010 — activism, community organising
Our local community is part of something much bigger – a rapidly growing worldwide movement. It’s an energetic people’s response to peak oil and climate change, springing up all over the planet.
And throughout Tasmania Transition Communities like ours are emerging all over the place. To give this movement visibility there’s a bright new website – Transition Tasmania.
Check it out now HERE. See what other community groups are doing. You can even join Transition Tasmania as an active participant.