No Port Expansion For Hastings

Please support this fun and informative community action.

We will be marking out a symbolic area for a coal-drying facility

Where: Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings Foreshore, Western Port Bay.

November 9th 2013

Coalition kills second renewable project in Geelong /Surf Coast region

Plans for a 12MW geothermal energy installation to power the industrial city of Geelong and Surf Coast region has been scrapped after the Napthine Government withdrew a $25 million grant for the project.

Sunday Sessions at FoE

This sunday the Friends of the Earth Cafe will be hosting a rollicking Sunday arvo of beautiful melodies with some of Melbourne's top musicians, songwriters and producers. Get set for some funky jams, tasty grooves, and a party FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stand Up For Nature

The Coalition intends to ‘streamline assessments and approvals’ processes for major development projects. It says it will set up a ‘one-stop shop’ for environmental approvals to cut what Mr Abbott calls ‘green tape’ (but what most of us call environmental protection).

Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister urging him to strengthen, not weaken environmental powers.

Gas drilling near the Surf Coast?

In the Torquay area, there are proposals to look for and potentially start production of Tight Gas. Tight Gas generally requires fracking to release the gas from below the ground.

If the prospect of gas drilling operations concerns you, then please come along to this information evening hosted by Patagonia.

Tuesday October 1st.

Nukes in a Nut Shell

The ACE Collective (Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy) are pleased to invite you and your friends to a four-part film and discussion series on all things nuclear.

The Extinction crisis – and the environment policy no-show

Just two days out from the federal election, and with no sign of a comprehensive biodiversity or environment policy from either Prime Minister Rudd or Tony Abbott, threatened species habitat continues to fall to the chainsaws – against the latest vocal opposition from leading scientists warning of an extinction crisis.

new coal port facility on 90 Mile Beach?

Now, here’s a great spot for a coal port

“A $3 billion rail line and port concept connecting the Latrobe Valley to the Bass Straight via a port at McGauran's Beach has emerged as the preferred export route by developers of alternative brown coal technologies”.

What could go wrong?

Eastern Golf Course Spray Hundreds of Hectares of Critical Melbourne Water Supply Floodplain

Friends of the Earth is alarmed that construction of the highly controversial Eastern Golf Course will start in the very near future.

Aerial photographs obtained by Friends of the Earth reveal that approximately 170 hectares of the site have recently been sprayed with the herbicide Glyphosate. The spraying was required to kill off existing pasture on the site.

climate activists for mine workers

Yallourn Power Station workers have been in a dispute with the owners of the Yallourn station, and will be in Melbourne for a rally on friday August 16.

In an historic first, climate and environment activists will march in solidarity with the power workers.