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Blog Action Day

October 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Brace yourselves, I’ve signed up to this…

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate:

  • Post on your blog relating to the environment on Blog Action Day
  • Donate your day’s earnings to an environmental charity
  • Promote Blog Action Day around the web

Thanks Ellice for the Tip.

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Category: Our living planet

Climate Cleverer – Australian Goverment taken for a spin

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

The guys at GetUp! and my mate Dan Ilic have worked together to create a spoof of the Australian Government’s Climate Clever greenwashing effort. Amazingly it looks like they’re going to raise $200,000 to broadcast the ads in just a few days.

Check it out.

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Category: election07

Activism made easy… whoonearthcares.com

August 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Australian Conservation Foundation have created a five step program to turn people concerned about climate change into lobbyists at the grass roots level. Boosted by the star power of Cate Blanchett, the user is taken through a simple process that within a few minutes leaves them with a formatted, personalised letter addressed to their member of parliament.

I’ve signed up and if you’re Australian and you’d like to see this key environmental decision taken more seriously, I recommend you do the same!

Who on Earth Cares? [editor’s note: unfortunately this resource is no longer available online and we have therefore removed the link]

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Category: Our living planet

Questions an environmentalist might ask about Australia

November 21st, 2006 · No Comments

  • If we have a National Competition Policy, why don’t we have a National Co-operation Policy?
  • Are Australians ready to recognise that we have Collective Interests, under which our individual rights may need to be subordinated?
  • At what point does a government that is ignoring the planet’s demise lose its legitimacy?
  • Does Australia have the courage and determination to become a Carbon Neutral Economy in ten years?
  • Why doesn’t Australia have a Minister for Sustainability?

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Category: Our living planet

Global Justice is not “anti-globalisation” – renaming a movement

November 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Members of the Global Justice Movement should insist that journalists refrain from labeling them “anti-globalisation” protestors.

How can people from international networks advocating a world that works for everyone be labeled “anti-globalisation”? It doesn’t make sense.

For more info on the Global Justice Movement’s advocacy at the G20 in Melbourne, check out indymedia.

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Category: Peace between people