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Red Gum National Park Cattle Ban Welcome

Friends of the Earth Melbourne has congratulated the Andrews Labor Government for putting forward legislation to ban grazing in the Alpine and River Red Gum national parks.

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Gippsland South By-election

With the resignation of Nationals MP Peter Ryan and subsequent by-election this saturday March 14, we are offered an opportunity to remind all parties that the threat of new coal and gas still mobilises the community in rural Victoria.

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Sustainable Breakfast

apple.gif3CR Community Radio is hosting a sustainable breakfast series from 23 - 27 March at Friends of the Earth in Collingwood.

Each morning 3CR breakfast presenters will speak with activists and campaigners working on sustainability issues in the Yarra area. Get informed and enjoy local, sustainable produce - all welcome.

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Communities must have the right to veto mining

Ute_sign_East_Gippsland_2014.pngFriends of the Earth media release. February 25, 2015.

The Victorian National Party has announced that it supports farmers having the right to veto gas drilling operations on their land.

“We are heartened to see the Nationals strengthen their position on the issue of unconventional gas” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker. “However, because of the invasive nature of gas drilling and fracking, and the potential for contamination of ground water supplies, drilling is not just an issue for individual farmers. A drill on a property can have serious impacts on neighbours.”

 

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Hands off the Tasmanian World Heritage Area

FoE_Tas_WHA_info_night_March_2015.jpgFoE Info night.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government are planning to allow logging, private accommodation and up to 16 aircraft landing sites in the iconic Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

The natural and cultural values of this incredible landscape are under threat.

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Yarra Change Makers Program

Are you interested in Community resilience? Then the Change Makers Program is a fantastic new initiative just for YOU. Coordinated by Friends of the Earth and funded by the Yarra City Council, the Change Makers Program aims to engage and empower participants to build a more resilient community in the face of climate change. You will learn from incredible speakers from Climate Works Australia, Australia Conservation Foundation and Friends of the Earth. They will guide you through simple practical solutions to reduce the effects of climate change, how to start your own projects,  the latest climate science, and examples of what other climate leaders have achieved throughout Australia. Click here for the info pack.This course will be a great opportunity to build your skills and make connections with likeminded people.  It is a two day course and will be run on the last two Saturdays of this month in Collingwood.  All the course fees have been fully covered by the Yarra City Council, so jump on board fast and grab your complimentary ticket!!! There are only 15 spaces available. RSVP to kate.bradley@foe.org.au or Ph.0421810556

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