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BCCAN Newsletter Number 34 March 2017

BCCAN Bulletin Number 34 March 2017

Editor: Laurana Smith

The Adventures of Wom Wom

Hey kids!

Film maker Simon Saffigna has written to BCCAN about The Adventures of Wom Wom.

Simon writes: We want to help educate children, who are the next generation, on the importance of looking after the environment, their health, the animals and each other. Being a surf film maker and travelling the world, I have witnessed first hand the degradation of the environment, especially the oceans and waterways. I felt compelled to do something. I created a short 6 minute free film based around a baby wombat called WomWom who gives environmental messages to children.

From despair to empowerment

By Tracy Sorensen

Internet trolls are a fact of life. Their provocations shouldn’t be taken personally. But it can get a little spooky when someone downloads a photo of you from Facebook and reposts it with a threatening comment. That’s what happened to me last week, for daring to repeat the scientific consensus on climate change: that it’s happening and human activities are contributing to it.

National Tree Day 2017

The following is a media release from Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst Regional Council and Planet Ark are inviting residents to take part in a local National Tree Day event on Saturday, 29 July.

This year’s event will take place at O’Keefe Park located along Eglinton Road, Abercrombie. The aim of the event is to assist with rehabilitating the Macquarie River by planting native riparian plants along the banks of the river.

BCCAN Newsletter Number 35 July 2017

Here's our latest BCCAN newsletter, edited by Laurana Smith. Enjoy!

Anti-Adani songsheet

Here's the anti-Adani songsheet used by the CSUkes at the Commonwealth Bank action on June 8, 2017.


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.

Letter to Commbank re Adani

The Stop Adani letter to the Commonwealth Bank can be found here.

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.

Clive Hamilton author talk - Defiant Earth

Event Date Time: 
6 Jun 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Discussion with Clive Hamilton, author of Defiant Earth, presented by Books Plus and BCCAN, to be held at the Oxford Hotel, Bathurst (upstairs) at 6pm for 6.30. Tickets $15, booking essential from BooksPlus in Howick Street, Bathurst. Email or call 6331 5994.