CACE – Community Action in the Climate Emergency, Alex

“We need action on Climate Change and we need it fast! Who’s going to join me to sit on the steps of the Victorian Parliament on Nov 30th at midday for the school strike.” Alex Marshall, (19) tells us why she’s passionate about making a difference and why she is leading CACE – Community Action in the Climate Emergency.

Alex Marshall CACE

“I got involved with an organisation called Generation Waking Up https://www.generationwakingup.org/ and that’s where I learnt how serious and immediate the effects of global warming are; and that we truly are in a state of climate emergency. Continue reading “CACE – Community Action in the Climate Emergency, Alex”

Say no to plastics, Take3forthesea

Take Action! This Friday Nov. 30 at midday, meet on the steps of Parliament House Melbourne for a #schoolstrike #climatestrike for more action on #climatechange and the production of plastics. Take3forthesea tell us “Is this enough for you to stop using single-use plastics? We are in a state of emergency with plastic pollution.

“The Sperm Whale is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It has the largest brain on Earth, more than five times heavier than a human’s. Sperm Whales can live for more than 60 years.

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“We cannot afford to lose such an ancient and special creature to something as stupid as single-use plastic! #extinctionrebellion

“Plastic found in the belly of the Sperm Whale:

-115 plastic cups

-4 plastic bottles

-25 plastic bags

-2 thongs

-1 nylon sack

-1,000+ assorted pieces of plastic

Photo via the economist.”

School Strike for Climate Action Friday

Thanks for the youtube Sustainable Hour. Really proud of these students who protested outside Richard Marles’s Office Friday 23rd November. There were 5 school represented by over 30 students. The event was organised by Laura Kelly and Jude Corbet of Kardinia International College. The students will be joining hundreds from all around the State, next Friday 30th November, at midday, outside Parliament House Melbourne. Hope to see you there.

Spring Creek, Torquay

“Act Local, think Global. The Spring Creek protest last week in Torquay saw independent and newcomer for South Barwon, Damien Cole and local Environmental Guru, Graeme Stockholm organise a protest to fight the proposed development of the Spring Creek area. With just over a hundred-people dressed in red, these local legends bled their hearts and souls into fighting not just a flawed plan to pollute the endemic area, but also of their identity as a community.”

Spring Creek

Story and photo: Mollie Vaughan. You can find more local, environmental stories on Mollie’s website : https://molliev1998.wixsite.com/mysite Or follow Mollie on Instagram @mollie.vaughan

If you care about the environment and climate change you can join us Friday 30th November on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne at midday. We are catching the 10.04 train from South Geelong.

Or sign this petition https://tinyurl.com/ydc7mmuh started by Professor Peter Graham’s daughter Ella-Mei, 11, to voice  concerns about climate change targets in policy making.

School Strike for action on Climate Change.

Climate Change – It’s time to make a stand! Geelong students stand up for action on Climate Change. They are standing outside Labor member of Parliament Richard Marles’s office in Yarra Street tomorrow, Friday 23 November from 9 – 12 and all are welcome to join them. PLEASE SHARE!

School Strike Geelong

Laura Kelly 16, and Jude Corbet O’Rourke 17, from Kardinia College have organised tomorrow’s Climate Strike. They want to see politicians taking more action on Climate Change and treating it like the emergency that it is.

Continue reading “School Strike for action on Climate Change.”

Kettlefish Cafe keeping Ocean Grove beach clean.

“After wanting her business to be part of a bigger, positive movement to her community, P1 Training owner Bridgette Lal came up with an idea… a tangible and immediate reward for caring for our environment, whilst helping bring the community together.  “It is an enviro-conscious effort to keep Ocean Grove beautiful. Anyone can go and grab 1 of 4 small buckets at Kettlefish Cafe for their walk along the beach, when they bring back a bucket full of rubbish, they get a coffee for their efforts.  It’s great karma and even better coffee!” laughs Lal.

Bridgete

Lal came up with the idea after she saw a thread on Facebook about businesses becoming more enviro-conscious, and a couple of ideas really resonated with her. “I had to action it!” she exclaimed!

Continue reading “Kettlefish Cafe keeping Ocean Grove beach clean.”

SKAART Festival.

The sensational SKAART Festival is on Sun 25th Nov and provides FREE fun for families. PLEASE SHARE! “We love bringing the kids every year as it’s an affordable option compared to the Geelong Show.” The Festival is in it’s 13th year and is hosted by the City of Greater Geelong and just gets bigger and better every year. Everything is free and activities include; amazing rides, games, temporary tatts, henna, popcorn, fairy floss, food, drinks. There will be live performances from our local talented young people.

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Come along and join in the fun from 11-2pm at the Fort, Stead Park, corner of Melbourne Road and St George’s Road, Corio. Be part of our amazing community.

“It’s a great day out. Families come from all over the district to join in the fun,” proudly states one organiser.

Photos: Supplied