Fortune has an article titled "How 3D Printing Is Fighting Global Warming" and writes "3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing—is being used in the battle against global warming in many different ways - From spinning carbon into concrete to eliminating shipping waste to converting our cars into lighter (read: less gas-guzzling) machines, 3D printing is creating new possibilities for individuals and corporations alike to take control of their eco footprint."
The ways 3D printing does this includes slashing shipping, reducing product waste, cutting emissions, making cars lighter and documenting vanishing ecosystems.
We are excited that registrations are now open for our Fourth Annual National Conference. There is more information at our website. The conference will be held in Turner ACT, and the Lobby Days at Parliament House. You can attend the Conference, and not the Lobby Days, or you can attend all 4 days. Our conference coincides with Floriade in Canberra, so we suggest you book you accommodation as soon as you can.
Our conference and lobby days play a vital role in nudging Australia towards the tipping point where pricing carbon becomes an obvious climate solution and continues our work in fostering a non-partisan approach to climate solutions. Keynote speakers include CCL staffer Danny Ritcher, Journalist Tom McIlroy, director of The Australia Institute's Climate and Energy Program Richie Merzian, Chrystal Holt from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and ethicist Glenn Martin. We will also have presentations, panels, and workshops on aspects of being an effective lobbyist and volunteer with Citizens' Climate Lobby,
Welcome to all readers of this newsletter. You will be receiving this newsletter if:
- you have joined or subscribed via our Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia Website - you filled in our Message your MP form at a recent event .
- you registered as a CCL volunteer at one of our meetings.
If you would like someone to ring you to talk about what we do and how you can get more involved then please email your phone number, postcode, Federal Electorate and what time of day suits you best. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Meeting Guest Speakers: Warwick Cathro -
"Discussing the Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles"
- Zoom Online Video Conference on Saturday August 11 2pm AEST *
Australia can not afford to be unimaginative …
The Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles (EVs) was initiated recently by the new Independent Senator from South Australia, Tim Storer, and was asked to inquire into the use and manufacture of EVs in Australia.
Now, with the spring federal parliament sitting fortnight and CCL’s annual National Lobby Days in about 6 weeks, it is a good time to ask the questions about what we really want to see happen on transport emissions mitigation in the next few years.
In this presentation Warwick Cathro will talk about what is happening elsewhere in the world and why Australia can not afford to be unimaginative when it comes to the inevitable transition to future transport.
Warwick completed a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Sydney before embarking on a career in the library industry in Canberra, working at the Parliamentary Library (1974-77) and the National Library (1978-2011). From 2014 he coordinated the 350.org Canberra campaign to lobby the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels. Since then he has edited several submissions to Government and Parliamentary inquiries on behalf of 350.org Australia, 350.org Canberra and Canberra EV (the ACT Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association), including Canberra EV’s submission to the current Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles.
*All are invited to join us at the following time: 2:00 pm AEST NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, QLD, 1:30 pm in SA and NT, 12:00 pm in WA. This can be shared as a Facebook Event.
What a Simple Psychological Test Reveals About Climate Change
To depict the thesis of the tragedy of the commons—that communal resources will run out if individuals take too large a share—photo illustrator Hugh Kretschmer shows one man enjoying a drink and hoarding all the water in sight, in a landscape that’s been drained of it.
This article, in National Geographic, by Dylan Selterman, who teaches undergraduate pychology at the University of Maryland has adapted an exercise to help prevent the 'Tragedy of the Commons' and instead increase the level of cooperation among his students.
He uses altruistic punishment - where people willingly giving up some of their own resources in order to punish those who behave selfishly in a group context—and doing so in the belief that every individual profits from increased cooperation.
CCL Australia has been fortunate to have the vital assistance of Interns, who volunteer time away from their university studies to help us. We are expanding the CCL Australia Intern Program. This will include more interns and a wider range of training events, in more parts of Australia and throughout the whole year.
The Intern Program will increase the number of constructive conversations we can have with MPs and increase the political will for climate solutions.
James and Makira have written short explanations which exudes their enthusiasm. We are fundraising in August and are aiming for $500 per Intern.
My name is Makira and I am an International Relations student at La Trobe University in Bundoora, Melbourne. I could not think of a better opportunity than an internship with the Citizens Climate Lobby. To advocate for policy that will better the state of the environment is just an added bonus on the lobbying experience I hope to gain from CCL. Graduation is just a stones throw away and I can not be more enthusiastic about entering the workforce and connecting my values with my career.
I have just started an internship with the Citizens Climate Lobby. I am excited to start working with the group over the next few months and hopefully after my internship ends. I am extremely passionate about the environment and I hope to work closely with the organisation to prevent the effects of climate change from causing permanent damage to it.
Climate of Hope : How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save The Planet
This book is full of ideas from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club, Carl Pope. It is a roadmap on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense.
They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens—and even, someday, by Washington.
Connecting Members Online
CCL Australia uses Zoom video conferencing to connect with our members. We have members in 130 of the 150 federal electorates.
You can join with Zoom on your computer, tablet or smartphone via the ZOOM app or via your web browser, or by any phone.
CCL Australia has three main kinds of ongoing online meetings to which all CCL members and supporters are invited and welcome. It is a good idea to go into Zoom 5 minutes early so the meeting can start on time.
1. Monthly Meeting with a Guest Speaker: Second Saturday of each month. The next one is on Saturday August 11. These are a 20-30 minute guest presentation followed by Q&A. They close with a national update and some suggested actions.
2:00 pm AEST NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, Qld, 1:30 pm in SA and NT, 12:00 pm in WA.
2. National Conversation: 60 minutes on the Thursday following the second Saturday of each month. The next National Conversation is on Thursday August 16. This is a discussion forum on all aspects of Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia's outreach and lobbying activities.
8:00 pm AEST in NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, QLD, 7:30 pm in SA and NT, 6:00 pm in WA.
3. Group Connect Call: 30 minutes on the second Tuesday of every month at three times - 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (AEST). The next Group Connect call sessions are on August 14. This short online meeting is especially for our new supporters and volunteers to connect. These times are standard time in winter and daylight saving time in summer, for states that use daylight savings.
NSW and ACT
Berrowa, NSW, group meets on the first Monday of the month. We arrive at 7:00pm for refreshment and a catchup followed by our meeting 7:30pm to 9:00pm, at Hornsby Heights or Cherrybrook. Contact Susie Fraser,email@example.com ACT Area Groups: (both Federal Seats) Contact Jodie Green firstname.lastname@example.org Illawarra Area Groups: First Wednesday of each month at 6pm for 6:30pm start. Master Builders Club, downstairs meeting room, Wollongong. Our next meeting is Wednesday September 5. Contact Peter Todd, 0414 383 350 email@example.com or Tom Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org Inner Sydney Area: Our next meeting is Wednesday August 28 and includes a short film. Meet at the historic Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) 280 Pitt Street, between Park St and Bathurst St. Take the lift to meet at 7 pm on Level 3, Norman Selfe Room. All are welcome to join us for a light meal from 6 pm at Cellini’s Restaurant and Bar, Level 2, Queen Victoria Building (opposite Hobbyco on Level 2).
Look for CCL T-shirts. Contact email@example.com for date of next meeting. Southern Sydney: Second Sunday of the month at the Oatley RSL Club, 23 Letitia St. You can park near Oatley Station in one of two parking areas. Our next meeting is Sunday, August 12. All welcome at 1:30pm to join us for light lunch on ground floor; meeting starts at 2:30pm. Look for CCL T-shirts. For more information, contact George Carrard. firstname.lastname@example.org North Sydney Area Groups: Second Saturday of the month to coincide with the Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker, alternating between Lane Cove and Baulkham Hills. Our next meeting is 1:30pm at Baulkham Hills on Saturday August 11. Please contact Darshini on 0404 848 058 for details.
WA Canning Area Groups: For details contact email@example.com Hasluck Pearce and Perth Area Groups: Next meeting is 12pm Saturday August 11. Contact co-host Rod Mitchell for venue details: firstname.lastname@example.org Tangney Area Groups: Last Monday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Next meeting August 28.
Contact Peter Samson,email@example.com, 0450 353 455.
Brisbane Area Groups: Fourth Saturday of the month. Next Meeting is Saturday August 26. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Adelaide Area Groups: Including Boothby, Hindmarsh, Sturt and other groups nearby on the second Saturday of the month at 1:30pm. Contact Jim Allen for email@example.com.Next Meeting is Saturday August 11.
New CCL Volunteers and Group Contacts - If you would like your new group or area meeting listed in this newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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