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T4 scrapped

Great news! The forth terminal 'T4' will not be built

T4 Protest

For several years the Newcastle community fought the proosal to build a forth coal terminal in the Port of Newcastle. The proposal was eventually approved, however the delay that the community campaign caused was worth it. The site owner PWCS, now concedes that this terminal is unviable. Thankfully this eventuated before any further destruction of estuarine habitats.

Congratulations to all of the community groups and individuals who put so much energy into this great outcome.

Click here to read more on this wonderful news.

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3 Short Talks by BZE guest speakers

7pm Wednesday 6 June Croatian Club Wickham

 BZE Talk at CAN June 2018

A briefing on the current campaigns of BZE Newcastle with talks on:

- Zero Carbon Communities

- The Energy Freedom Home

- The latest in Renewables

Entry by donation. BZE books available. 
Click here for the 3 Short Talks Facebook event page.
 
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6pm Regular Climate Action Newcastle monthly meeting - all welcome
7pm BZE 3 short talks
 
BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS
Beyond Zero Emissions are Australia's inspiring non-profit climate solutions organisation. BZE volunteers will speak on its latest research including the new Industry and Zero Carbon Communities initiatives, and how to save energy in your home with retrofit technology using the latest renewables. 

Communities are already signing up to reach zero carbon targets by following the recently-released Zero Carbon Communities (ZCC) guide. It shows how to implement the BZE sector-based plans in their local area, while co-operating with local government. There will be BZE research available at the meeting, in addition to free downloads available at bze.org.au. 

SPEAKERS
Christine Rogers
is a co-lead of BZE Newcastle and volunteer. Christine has a BSc in biochemistry and IT qualifications. She was the senior IT executive in a government agency and for the national broadcaster, and has undertaken senior consultancies for State Government departments.

Brian Tehan
is a BZE volunteer, with a B.Sc. in physics and maths and qualifications in IT, renewable energy technology and energy efficiency. Brian was a senior network architect for 30 years, responsible for the original Bureau of Meteorology and Swinburne University networks, among others.

John Shiel
is the other co-lead of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) Newcastle, and is completing a PhD in the rapid reduction of heating and cooling carbon emissions for Australian houses. He has an energy auditing business improving comfort and lowering expenses, and was formerly a Civil Engineer with Pacific Power designing local power station structures, and an IT consultant

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Event hosted by Climate Action Newcastle

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Do a project with CAN

CAN meet 6pm 1st Wednesday of each month at the Croatian Club Wickham

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Do you have an idea for climate action or want to join the team? 

CAN is a group of concerned citizens who come together regularly to develop projects that may progress climate action in Newcastle.

Current projects: Wrapping up the Carrington Bowling Club Solar fundraiser and installation, kicking off the Croatian Club solar project, looking into community energy projects and a short seminar series. 

Your input is welcome. :) 

 

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T4 scrapped - let's celebrate this Friday!

Your invitation to celebrate with all who campaigned for this great outcome.

When: 5:30pm Friday 6 July

Where: The Croatian Sports Club, 20 Albert Street, Wickham

What: Soup, music and happy friends

T4 Protest

Have you heard the good news? T4 won’t be built. That’s right. There will be no fourth coal terminal in Newcastle!

Port Waratah Coal Services announced earlier this month that the $3.5 billion project won’t go ahead. In fact, PWCS will allow their lease on the Kooragang Island site to lapse. The fourth coal terminal was approved in 2015  but coal exports through Newcastle flat-lined and the three existing terminals provide more than enough capacity.

This announcement is such good news for Newcastle, with national and international ramifications. There will be less air, water and noise pollution, and fewer coal trains and ships. The Kooragang wetlands will be protected and our climate impacts reduced. There are signs our economy will diversify, with healthy and sustainable industries.

 Literally thousands of people supported the campaign, attending rallies, signing petitions, door-knocking, monitoring pollution from coal trains, holding public meetings, lobbying politicians, addressing the Planning Assessment Commission and making submissions.

Please join us for a celebration of the 6 year community campaign against T4.  Let’s raise a glass and kick up our heels! Let's share highlights from the campaign, connect with emerging community campaigns and celebrate this turning point for our city. 

When: 5:30pm Friday 6 July

Where: The Croatian Sports Club, 20 Albert Street, Wickham 

Please invite your friends and share this invitation with folks you think would enjoy the celebration. We’ll organise some hearty soup and bread. Please let us know if you’re able to help out by bringing a pot of soup and/or some bread.

Please RSVP 'going' on Facebook here > 

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Carrington Bowlo Solar - Update

$21,750 raised so far!

To donate or view the Chuffed site click here

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We're getting close to seeing solar panels on the bowling club roof

Since last year Climate Action Newcastle have been working with Carrington Bowling Club to scope and raise funds for a rooftop solar system on the club. With gigs, raffles and special promotions put on by CAN and club CEO Jaci Lappin, the fund is now up to $21,750 - very close to our fundraiser target of $24,000.

The aim of the project is to help the club save money on their energy bills, and to generate more solar power in Newcastle. Local bowling clubs are important community institutions and spaces that we all use, so helping them to keep the doors open while generating renewable energy is a win-win.

Once this project is achieved CAN will be working with the Croatian Wickham Sports Club (where we meet the first Wednesday of every month). 

Anybody who would like to be involved in the next Croatian Club solar effort please call CAN on 0425 315664.

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Carrington Bowlo Solar - only $550 to reach our crowdfunding goal

$23,450 now raised

Please click here to donate and help bring us to our goal of $24,000.

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We're very close to seeing solar panels on the bowling club roof

Since last year Climate Action Newcastle have been working with Carrington Bowling Club to scope and raise funds for a rooftop solar system on the club. With gigs, raffles and special promotions put on by CAN and club CEO Jaci Lappin, the fund is now up to $23,450 - very close to our fundraiser target of $24,000. From here the Club can put panels on the roof soon, while they try for grants to bring it up to the full system of about 50KW.

The aim of the project is to help the club save money on their energy bills, and to generate more solar power in Newcastle. Local bowling clubs are important community institutions and spaces that we all use, so helping them to keep the doors open while generating renewable energy is a win-win.

Once this project is achieved CAN will be working with the Croatian Wickham Sports Club (where we meet the first Wednesday of every month). 

Anybody who would like to be involved in the next Croatian Club solar effort please call CAN on 0425 315664.

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Leadership Training “Transitioning HCC to a low-emission economy”

Training new leaders toward net zero emissions in the Hunter & Central Coast

Information session 3 May 2018

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Who will take up this training opportunity?

Central Coast (HCC) Region.  OEH have engaged Centre for Sustainability Leadership (CSL) to deliver the 6-month program under the theme of “Transitioning HCC to a low-emission economy” from May to October for 20 emerging leaders.  The program will provide participants with the skills necessary to participate in and/or lead local projects and contribute towards achieving net zero emissions in NSW by 2050.  

The program’s full value is worth $4,200 per participant with the majority funded by OEH and a small contribution from each participant.  Eligible participants include those in Local Government, a business or social enterprise, or a community organisation or NGO in the Hunter Central Coast Region.

Please see attached flyer and www.csl.org.au/sld for more information. An information session will be held on the 3rd of May at 6pm (please click on registration link on the website) and closing date for applications is 6th May.

Please pass this on to all your networks so as to reach all those that would benefit from this program.

Regards,

Jonathan Wood

Regional Coordinator, Resource Efficiency

Hunter Central Coast Branch

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

 

 

 

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Bill McKibben in Newcastle this Friday - Australia Tour

Bill McKibben - global climate activist, leader, inspiring speaker

6pm Friday 27 April Newcastle City Hall 

Ticket link - pre-purchase tickets

Facebook event page - please share

Why Newcastle Matters - Newcastle Herald Article

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In 2018, we are going to accelerate our response to climate change. We all know we have to.

Climate Action Newcastle are joining with 350 Australia and other local groups to present Bill McKibben in Newcastle - the first stop in his national tour. Please take this opportunity to hear from one of the most inspiring leaders in the global climate protection movement today.

"Sometimes you hear someone speak and it can change your view on the world – and Bill is one of those people. He is an absolutely compelling speaker. Someone who has changed people’s minds about climate change. That’s why we’re so excited about bringing Bill to Australia for the Accelerate Climate Action tour. Because at each of our event event locations across the country, people will get empowered to take climate action, and have the chance to hear from local climate activists in their area."

Book your tickets now and we’ll see you this Friday!

350’s Jackson was inspired by Bill McKibben to get into climate activism. “He showed me that our governments weren't going to handle this,” Jackson says. “And that it was up to people like us to step up, and stop the fossil fuels industry burning the planet up.”

Another testimonial comes from 350’s Joce. “I loved how he made the Maths so simple,” she says. “I could scribble it straight into my notebook and then re-read it to friends for months after. The simplicity of the numbers was just overwhelming.”

Alongside Bill in Newcastle, you will also hear from the incredible Wollar environmental activist Bev Smiles, who has lived in the Hunter Valley for most of her life, and is passionate about the environment and sustainable living. Bev convened the Hunter Communities Network in 2011 to provide support, information sharing and raise the profile of the social and environmental impacts of coal mining in the Hunter Valley.

Our final fantastic speaker on the evening will be Vanessa Petrie, the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions - a volunteer-powered carbon solutions think tank showing that a zero emissions Australia is achievable and affordable.

Are you ready to accelerate on climate action?

Join us to hear from a world renowned climate activist, people on the ground in your area, and join with us in fighting for a safe climate future.

We hope to see you there,

Glen, for the 350 Australia team"

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Sonic Sea Screening

7pm Monday 26 March
 
 
Sonic Sea - Film screening
Croatian Wickham Sports Club  
Entry by donation. 
RSVP via this link - or just show up
 
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CAN with 'Stop Seismic Testing Newcastle' are running an urgent screening of Sonic Sea this Monday in support of the campaign to stop seismic testing off the coast of Newcastle. Dolphins, migrating whales and marine animals are threatened from underwater blasting that causes injury and death.
 
Asset Energy have been given Federal approval to start seismic testing as soon as Monday 9th April. A coalition of local concerned citizens are making a last ditch attempt to halt this testing. 
 
We will hear from speaker, local organiser of the Stop Seismic Testing Newcastle campaign Natasha Dean and about what we can do to stop this dangerous activity off our coastline. 
 
Entry by donation. 
RSVP via this link - or just show up
 

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