alternative sources of water for Melbourne

Prepared by Neil Rankine, Watershed Victoria, for the FoE public forum held in Melbourne in March 2009. It outlines alternative sources of water to the proposed desalination plant and the North South pipeline.


Garrett fails Victoria on desalination plant approval

Peak environment groups Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Environment Victoria have today joined local residents in condemning the Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett’s conditional approval of the desalination plant in Victoria.


public forum: After the fires: sustainable water policy for Victoria

The state government's plan to deliver a secure water future for Melbourne is based on the desalination plant planned for the Gippsland coast near Wonthaggi and the North South pipeline, which will pump water from the Goulburn River.
But what other options do we have to meet our water needs? March 25


Strzelecki Koala Appeal. $20,000 Fundraising Appeal.

Friends of the Earth is asking for assistance in raising money to protect the Strzelecki Koala, the only 'genetically diverse' koala population left in Victoria and South Australia


5% is not enough

Protest on the release of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Exposure Draft Legislation. March 11.  


'In the Hothouse' - The 2009 Melbourne Social Forum

Friday 17th April - Sunday 19th: at Vic Uni & CERES Environmental Park.

Speakers, workshops, stalls, live music, childrens entertainment & more. A celebration of music, art, craft, dance, films and food with an exploration of the environmental and social challenges that exist in our own backyards and around the world. 


An Introduction to FoE's Anti-Nuclear and Clean Energy (ACE) Campaign

Come along to an evening of short talks, films, fun, food and drinks to learn about ACE and our upcoming Radioactive Exposure Tour (May 15-25).


Switch off the CPRS: switch on renewables

On 27 March 2009 people concerned about climate change around the country will be taking action at the office of their local federal Labor politician to tell them we need to reduce greenhouse emissions, not pay polluters.


Protest at Martin Ferguson's office

A community presence to remind federal Energy and Resources minister Martin Ferguson that we can't dig our way out of climate change. This friday, February 27.  


Art Auction

Can you donate an art-work to this fundraiser for the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance and FoE?