Alcoa misses it's chance to transition from polluting coal

Friends of the Earth has joined with other environmental organisations in   condemning the announcement by Alcoa that it had reached an agreement to source its electricity from Loy Yang Power’s brown coal station for the next 26 years.

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Ferguson dumping election promises

Federal resources minister Martin Ferguson's announcement that he will pursue plans for a national nuclear waste dump at the Muckaty site, north of Tennant Creek in the NT, continues the shabby and unfair process set in train by the Howard government.

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Rally for green jobs & deposit legislation

Friends of the Earth is working with the Boomerang Alliance to organise a campaign  launch in support of recycling jobs this Wednesday February 24.

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National launch of the Transition Decade

The Transition Decade is a community-wide engagement campaign to achieve the structural changes to the economy and lifestyles that are needed to restore a safe climate.  The campaign aims to help build greater collaboration among groups and individuals who are deeply concerned about the growing climate crisis.  
It was launched at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 14th February.

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Lets get Reflex out of our native forests

On saturday February 27 we launched our new consumer awreness campaign at the Maryvale pulp mill. Victoria has some of the most magnificent and biodiverse forests in the world. But the majority of trees logged in Victoria's water catchments in the Central Highlands end up at the Mill to be woodchipped for paper products. Check here for details.

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Sea level rise walk - 'Port Phillip Rising' - November 2009

Port Phillip Rising was a walk along the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay, marking the one metre line above the current sea level to highlight the impacts of sea level rise on people, communities and landscapes along the way. We finished the walk in Port Melbourne on November 27. Check here for reports and images from the walk. We are now seeking financial support to continue the walk westwards in early 2010.

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"Save our Bush" Rally

The Rally aims to draw public attention to the destruction of our native bushland by the State Government's "growth-at-any-cost" policy of building freeways -- instead of promoting alternative modes of transport. Melbourne, Feb 24 at midday.

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