New group to build community support for wind energy in Victoria

The Victorian Wind Alliance was launched today, with organisers calling on Victorians who support wind energy to use town meetings and social media to make their voices heard.


Friends of the Earth Melbourne AGM

Reminder Notice of FoE Melbourne AGM and notification of change of date:

The 2012 FoE Melbourne AGM will now take place on November the 29th 2012.

All members welcome.

Please check here for details.


Mining the Truth

the impacts of coal & gas mining on Australia's communities & economies.

Public forum

Melb, 20 November.


The State of Victoria’s environment


Featuring Professor David Lindenmayer and members of the Hamer Family

In just two years since the Baillieu government took office, we’ve seen a string of backward steps on significant environmental issues like protection of natural places, native forest logging, climate change and urban sprawl.

November 27


Water used for export cotton dwarfs Cubbie entitlement: new study

Twice as much water as Cubbie Station’s giant 460 gigalitre (GL) water entitlement is effectively sent overseas every year in the form of irrigated cotton from the Murray-Darling, according to new research released today by Friends of the Earth.

The analysis compiled Australian government data on annual cotton exports and irrigation water use from 2005 to 2011 and calculates the volume of water embodied in Australia’s export cotton crop.


HRL project loses federal funding

HRL wanted to build the first new coal fired power station in Victoria in almost 20 years.

Martin Ferguson, the Federal Minister for Energy and Resources, has announced that the government would be scrapping its $100 million grant to the company because it failed to meet the grant requirements.


Nature reserves vs coal mines

Friends of the Earth and Beyond Zero Emissions present:

Screening of 'Bimblebox', with Q and A with Paola Cassoni, co-owner of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge which is threatened by Clive Palmer's China First coal mine.

Monday, September 10.


Quit Coal

Quit Coal is a Melbourne-based collective of Friends of the Earth, which campaigns against the expansion of the coal industry in Victoria.

We believe this is vitally important because building new coal infrastructure means many more decades of dirty, old technology, when we should be moving towards clean, renewable energy.


anti-nuclear fund raiser

Please support ouranti nuclear campaign by coming along to our annual Art Auction Fundraiser.

Sunday 16th September 2012 @ Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood


'Cross pollination'. FoE members and supporters event, Jan 31

This night will feature tales of anti-coal communities, resistance and creativity from near and afar.

Featuring:

  • Drew Hutton, Lock the Gate Alliance.
  • all the way from Canada, Saku, a mining-justice campaigner and member of the talented Beehive Collective and Testament, author and hip hop artist.
  • Julien Vincent will outline the new Friends of the Earth campaign called Market Forces.