Knock, knock,knocking on Paddington’s door

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Apr 172012

Lets build Big Solar – Wentworth | Sharing Insight into how Solar Thermal Power Stations provide Bas…

“Let’s build Big Solar- Wentworth” is part of a National Campaign “Let’s Build Big Solar”, taking place all across Australia. To create awareness of the cost cutting benefits for everyone, with this great new technology, Solar Thermal Power is the energy source for today’s & tomorrow’s increasing electricity demands.

Members of local community group Big Solar Wentworth will doorknock houses in Paddington next Saturday inviting residents to be part of the Big Solar poll.

The poll is part of a national push by community groups across the country to ensure funds from the newly formed Clean Energy Finance Corporation will go towards building big solar projects.

Ian Rose, member of Big Solar Wentworth said, “The poll is a really simple people powered initiative to show people what big solar looks like and to hear people’s views on whether Australia should be getting on with the job of building large-scale solar projects.”

First time doorknocker and Bronte resident Martin Crawley said he was initially nervous about knocking on people’s houses, but was comforted by the fact that responses to the poll so far have been extremely positive.

We are hearing a consistent message from the community that it’s crazy how in the sunniest country on earth we aren’t harnessing solar power better. The sun can provide us with large amounts of safe, clean electricity that will never run out.” Said Martin.

The group are aiming to reach 1000 polls before the results are presented to local Federal member Malcolm Turnbull.

“The Liberal Party have a chance to get behind big solar by supporting the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in parliament in the next few months.” continued Ian.

“We’re calling on Turnbull to represent community views and throw his support behind the CEFC in parliament and ensure that it is an effective vehicle for the construction of new big solar plants.”

 Anyone interested in volunteering on the day can meet at 10am outside St. Matthias’ Anglican Church, Paddington or visit for more details.


 Lindsay Soutar, Campaign Coordinator, 100% Renewable 0411 098 853


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Rally: Protect our land and water, Stop CSG!

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Apr 162012
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    12:00pm until 1:30pm
  • NSW farmers, conservationists, wine growers, horse breeders, Stop CSG groups, GetUp, the NCC, PLUS the Country Womens Association are decending on Sydney to protest the NSW Government’s open slather approach to Coal Seam Gas and irresponsible mining.The NSW Government’s policy fails to rule out one inch of NSW to the CSG or mining interests – breaking a clear election promise.

    Let’s make sure city folk stand up with our regional sisters and brothers, standing together before it’s too late!

    Meet Martin Place between Phillip and Elizabeth Sts, march to NSW Parliament.

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Apr 022012

Dear friends,

Imagine one of the largest banners the world has ever seen, staked down on a California glacier with a simple message: ‘I’m Melting!’

Now imagine, at the same moment, activists in Ho Chi Minh City gathering along the Saigon River to mark the ever higher tides that are swamping homes and neighborhoods. Now imagine our friends in Hobart, Tasmania gathering along the beach to mark severe erosion from a recent series of freak storms.

Now, I need you to imagine a global movement, working together on one day to connect these dots — each one a small bit of proof — and show how climate change is a clear and present danger. On May 5, we’ll be holding a day of global witness that does just that. All around the planet, at spots where climate change is already cutting deep, people will be gathering to express their anger, and their hope that the world will find a better way. At every event, people will take a photo of a gigantic dot on a sign or banner — each dot representing a local climate impact — and we’ll connect up all the dots to issue a global clarion call for climate action.

Click here to learn more, and start or join an event near you for Climate Impacts Day on 5/5/12: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “” claiming to be

Where I live in Vermont we’ll make a human bridge to mark the real ones swept away in last fall’s record rains; in Faridabad, India, where they have the opposite problem, they’ll gather on the banks of the drying Yamuna River. From one end of the earth to the other, we’ll rally to point out that there is no longer any doubt that burning coal and gas and oil is changing our planet. (If you want to read 593 pages of backup, please refer to the huge UN report issued on climate change and weather extremes that was released this week.)

We’re not doing this as a substitute for political action — we’re in the middle of fights over everything from the Keystone XL pipeline to the Kosovo coal plant, and working hard to strip subsidies and special privileges from the fossil fuel industry around the world. But success in these fights will only come when people feel the urgency of climate change. Too often storms or droughts are seen as one-time, isolated events, even though scientist tell us they fit a pattern. We need to make that pattern visible — to connect the dots.

We need people everywhere to lead local events on the 5/5/12 — people all over the world who can change the conversation around climate change. If your community is seeing the disastrous impacts of climate change already, we will use this day to show that there is a global movement standing beside you. If you have been lucky enough to avoid the worst impacts thus far, we need you too — you’ll be sounding the alarm for your community, educating your friends and neighbors, and standing with our friends around the world. Click here to register an event.

From early morning on May 5, when the sun first rises in the South Pacific and our colleagues in the Marshall Islands do a daybreak dive on their damaged coral reef, we’ll be following the day around the globe, providing an endless stream of pictures and images. People around the world will upload a group photo from their local event that captures their big “climate dot.” We’ll link up those images to make a gorgeous global photo mosaic that connects all the dots from places around the world. 

We want you to watch — but we want you to be a part of it at some point along the day. Sign up here to register an event in your community. We’ll help you figure out what makes sense, and how to pull together the logistics, but we need your spirit of solidarity to get it going.


Bill McKibben for the whole team at

P.S. Not every place is getting pounded by climate change — so but we’re also going to try and connect some of the dots of solutions emerging around the world. So if you’ve got a hopeful energy project near you, or a beautiful community garden coming into May bloom in the northern hemisphere, get your event on the map for 5/5/12! is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email alerts. You can help power our work by getting involved locally and donating here.

What is 350? Go to our website to learn about the science behind the movement.

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Stop coal seam gas – rally Thursday March 15th

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Mar 112012

RALLY Thursday March 15th, from 4pm

Outside NSW State Parliament, Macquarie St, Sydney

Rally when the NSW Parliament debates our 20,000-strong Coal Seam Gas petition demanding:

  • A moratorium on all CSG activity
  • A royal commission into all aspects of CSG 
  • A ban on fracking

In recent days CSG company Santos admitted to at least 20 toxic leaks from its wells in the Pilliga (north-west NSW), leaving a “kill zone” of vegetation. Yet the NSW Government has not stopped drilling of a new CSG well 60km southwest of Sydney – in the Warragamba

There is now more than enough evidence that CSG mining brings risks.

Yet 5,000 wells are being planned for the state. Areas where 90% of the NSW population live are covered by CSG licenses.

It’s time to stop this dangerous industry before more harm is done. 

Our CSG petition is due to be debated at 4:30pm, and CSG campaigners will also pack the gallery inside.

Speakers, banners, placards, “CSG contaminated water”, and much more. Bring your sign,
your shirt, and your voice!

Organised by Stop CSG Sydney, Stop CSG Illawarra, and supported by Lock The Gate Alliance.


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