Pedalling Forwards 2 PM Saturday 8 June ZOOM
Meet Nick Taylor, longtime advocate for climate action and renewable energy, and very keen cyclist. He is on a personal pilgrimage to find and promote truly sustainable endeavours across Australia while personally recovering from a bout of climate burnout.
Currently, Nick is part way through a solo bicycle journey from the southern end of Tasmania up the east coast of Australia, travelling to innovative sustainability projects along the way and blogging about them as he goes.
It’s a search for good-news-stories; to get inspired and hopefully inspire others. And take it from us, he’s finding some very good stories to tell, documented in the blogs on his website pedallingforwards.com
Join us on Saturday 8th June, when he’s joining us to share his inspirational story directly with members of CCL.
Hope to see you there.
8 June, 2 PM - 2.45 PM AEST on the ZOOM app - click here to join the call.
Why not save the dates for the next online national monthly meetings? 13 July | 10 August | 14 September (live from the National Conference in Canberra) | 12 October | 9 November
14 - 17 September 2019 National Conference and Lobby Days - save the date and book your spot
CCL Australia's annual National Conference and Lobby Days event is set for 14-17 September in Canberra.
Save the date for one, two, three or even all four days, join in the fun of preparing to meet a host of newly elected MPs from all over Australia - book your spot here.
The role of the media in misrepresenting global warming, climate solutions and climate policy is a live issue in Australia. Will it ever end? And yet there is something concrete we can all do on a weekly or even a daily basis to counteract it - we can write to the editors and we can call radio talk back.
So, whether or not you already call radio stations or write to the editors, or want to, if you already shout at the news then CCL Australia's hosted monthly 'National Conversation' is for you.
No need to RSVP, just come along, all welcome. To be added to the letter writing group send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Alison Fearnley for sending us your great letters to the Toowoomba Chronicle.
Thursday 13 June April, 8 PM - 9 PM AEST on the ZOOM app - click here to join the call. Save the date: 18 July | 15 August | 19 September | 17 October | 14 November
With your help, cross-partisanship on climate action in the federal parliament could deliver
Over the last few years, many CCL members have lobbied their MPs for the establishment of a cross-partisan Parliamentary Friends group for climate change - and now it exists.
Now, CCL Australia members can help put it to work.
If you have already watched a CCL information session (watch here) can you now contact your MHR, Senator? Tell them you support a Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action in the 46th parliament.
Click here to see whether or not your MP has already met with CCL so you can frame your letter most appropriately. If you feel you need a recent document on the costs of climate change to share with your MP, it would be hard to go past this one from the Climate Council released last month - Compound Costs: How Climate Change is Damaging Australia's Economy.
If you are in WA then you're in luck - Louis Villiers is conducting a Climate Advocate Training (CAT) workshop next week - 12th June. A CCL CAT is all you need to begin meeting with elected representatives on behalf of CCL - and the future - RSVP to email@example.com.
Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown) calls them the greatest climate solution accelerator. A growing number of countries now have them, including this week South Africa. Residents in some states in Canada will soon be receiving their second quarter of regular 'cash back' because of them. And last week Australian Resources Minister Senator Matthew Canavan made a spectacular play to publicly try to talk the oil and gas majors CEOs out of advocating for them, he seems to hope once and for all.
In response, Australian corporations - like a growing number of US ones - insist that a carbon tax is still a good idea, reminding the minister that pressure from their shareholders to boost their environmental credentials only adds to the simple logic that not having a price on pollution just 'doesn't feel right'. Read more here (The Australian).
Read about how a dividend approach could help make a new Australian carbon tax a reality - one example is the University of New South Wales' #AusCarbonDividend Click here to find out more. Convinced there's a better way? Send a letter to your MP alerting them to the #AusCarbonDividend and lending your support.
Like to advocate for a fair and effective carbon price for your community?
Thanks to generous design support from CCL members and supporters we have been able to create new postcards and flyers and they are now ready for you to print and use in your community advocacy for accelerating climate action by putting a price on pollution.
Click here to download CCL Australia Carbon Fee and Dividend postcards file - you can choose from 4 images, with an information backing included.
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Everyone is welcome to join the CCL Australia on-line monthly meetings at the following times. 1) National monthly meeting with guest speaker is every Second Saturday of each month at the following time on ZOOM: 2:00 pm AEST NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas; 1 pm QLD; 1:30 pm SA; 12:30 pm NT, 12:00 pm in WA. Invite friends - share via Facebook. 2) National Conversation on the Thursday following the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.