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Bathurst Community Climate Action Network has been working on a local response to a global challenge for just over 10 years. We're active in a range of areas, from food security and protection of biodiversity, to promoting renewable energy and campaigning against fossil fuels. We have a regular stall at the Bathurst Farmers Markets - come over and have a chat! Take a stroll through our website and consider joining in! 

STOP PRESS - STOP ADANI! Click here to download and send a letter to the Commbank against the giant Adani coalmine.

Great turnout for #StopAdani action in Bathurst

There was a great turnout for the Bathurst #StopAdani action at the Commonwealth Bank on June 8, 2017.

The end of the American century

Well, there goes the American century. Donald Trump has pulled out of the Paris agreement, where the countries of the world promised to take action on climate change before it’s too late. That’s 195 countries. That represents just about every country on this little blue planet. It includes the big guns – China and India – as well as little tackers like Nauru and Tuvalu. Tuvalu certainly has skin in the game: the waves are already lapping on the doorstep; the government is already making mass evacuation plans for the day it becomes impossible to stay.

BCCAN supports Stop Adani movement

BCCAN joined the fight against the giant new Adani coal mine with a film night and discussion at Rahamim on Tuesday May 9. We watched Guarding the Galilee and discussed the range of negative implications of this project: a disaster for the Barrier Reef, for local farmers, for traditional owners. "Nobody benefits from this other than Adani", one person said.

The gathering also heard from Bev Smiles who, along with Stephanie Luke and Bruce from Wollar, have been arrested under the Crimes Act for "interfering with a mine". They face Mudgee local court on May 17.

Fueling Our Future with electric vehicles

Spark Tank giant cheque

BCCAN has received a grant of $5000 via the Sparktank project, an initiative of Skillset and the Office of Environment and Heritage. We are using this grant to run a community market research project in which we test support for the concept of electric car races on Mt Panorama (production and/or dedicated racing vehicles). We think we need to ensure that Bathurst's most recognisable icon - the Mt Panorama racing track - is embracing the energy revolution that is now upon us. We think racing cars should be fueled by renewable energy - not instead of the V8 festival, but alongside.

Stop Adani!

Bathurst Community Climate Action has joined the national #StopAdani campaign.

Right now, foreign-owned mining company Adani wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history. The coal from this mine would cook the climate and wreck the Great Barrier Reef.

Climate Change and Ocean Pollution

Climate Change and Ocean Pollution

By Laurana Smith

(B.A. Resource and Environmental Studies and former Environmental Officer)

 

 Introduction

When we think of Climate Change we often think of rising sea levels threatening coastal real estate and agricultural land, and shifting weather patterns with predicted increases in extremes of drought and intense storm events. However, there is another less well understood threat: the potential for a significant increase in pollution, in particular coastal and ocean pollution.

BCCAN Newsletter (Bulletin #33) November 2016

BCCAN's November 2016 newsletter, put together by Publicity Officer Laurana Smith, can be found here (see file attachment to this page).

Trump foils global climate action

By Tracy Sorensen

One way to deal with a problem is to pretend it doesn’t exist. This is known as denial. This works really well for a while – it can buy you time – but ultimately a problem, by definition, is a thing likely to cause trouble. With the election of Donald Trump, the United States has decided to buy a little more time on the climate change problem.

Hazelwood coal-fired power station may close

Divest!

Want to do something to address climate change?

Here are some things that you can do on-line to reduce the impact of your dollar on the environment.

 

  1. Banking:

Despite their greenspeak, the big 4 banks, Westpac CBA, NAB and ANZ invest heavily in the development and sale of fossil fuels. Write to your bank and urge them to stop investing your money in fossil fuels. If you are not happy with their answer or their performance, move your banking to one of the other banks listed here …… and let your former bank know your reasons.

An open letter to the Premier regarding the Native Vegetation Act

Dr David Goldney, distinguished ecologist and member of BCCAN, has sent an Open Letter to the Premier, Mike Baird, on the Native Vegetation Act. See file attachment.

Moving roos

TO HELP THE FUNDRAISING EFFORT, GO TO THIS LINK:

https://www.gofundme.com/BathurstRooProject

By Tracy Sorensen

It's Spring, a time when yellow daffodils and wattles are joined by the pink blossoms of the plum trees. Magpies are swooping, other birds are feathering their nests. On the human front, there's the build-up to the annual car race, where the local mountain plays host to thousands of people and buzzing cars.

Rising Sea Levels and Ocean Pollution

By Laurana Smith

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