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Do the maths! Screening of climate change film June 14

Australia’s Coal expansion threatens the whole planet

“The massive expansion of coal mining and export planned in Australia, and praised by Labor and Liberal politicians, is enough to take the planet beyond the point of no return on global warming if it were to go ahead.”

That is the message that Bill McKibben, award-winning author, co-founder of 350.org, delivers in his current Do the Math campaign tour across Australia. His film “Do the Math” will be screened in Bathurst at Rahamim next Friday June 14 at 6pm.

Turbines Quieter than Opponents

Wind Farms – the low down on noise?

Whilst we know that wind energy is a cost effective clean green energy resource all we hear about wind farms lately seems to be about noise and health.  But the health scare that’s being spun in NSW is not supported by those states where windfarms are up and spinning benefits for local communities.  Latest reports suggest that the wind farm opponents are generating more harmful noise than the windmills themselves.

Planet Reaches Grim Milestone - May 18 2013

Climate change has become one of the dirtiest phrases around which probably explains why reaching the grim climate milestone of 400ppm carbon dioxide has barely rated a mention this week.  No-one wants to know bad news! (Although that didn’t save us from this week’s Budget.) So if you’re thinking, ever so reluctantly, the shock jocks and deniers are oddly out of step with the sense of alarm being raised by global experts here is a little primer of what the scientists have been trying to say, to bring you up to speed.

Be inspired at enviro conference

By Bev Smiles*

Bathurstians have a valuable opportunity to learn more about key local land, water and environment issues and projects by taking part in a regional environmental conference being held in Bathurst on the weekend of May 4-5.

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is holding its annual regional conference in conjunction with the Central West Environment Council and local groups at Rahamim Ecological Learning Community at St Joseph’s Mount.

Local businesses get greener March 26, 2013

Local businesses are following international trends to shift to cleaner technologies and improve efficiencies to reduce their water and electricity usage. The Central West Catchment Management Authority recently ran a program for local businesses which turned up some signigicant savings in energy, water and resource usage and a boost to sustainable business practice in our region. The CMA launched it’s Resource Efficiency toolket for medium to small business at the Bathurst Sustainability Expo last Saturday.

Local businesses get greener

Local businesses are following international trends to shift to cleaner technologies and improve efficiencies to reduce their water and electricity usage. The Central West Catchment Management Authority recently ran a program for local businesses which turned up some signigicant savings in energy, water and resource usage and a boost to sustainable business practice in our region. The CMA launched it’s Resource Efficiency toolket for medium to small business at the Bathurst Sustainability Expo last Saturday.

A peerless evening

Christopher Monckton’s denial that climate change is human induced is like a snake oil salesman telling you what is easier to hear. Only that this salesman is paid for by those who have a vested interest in people not facing reality says Tracey Carpenter President of Bathurst Community Climate Action Network.

She says the antics of the British classics scholar and hereditary peer would be amusing if his views were not so dangerous.

About BCCAN

Walk Against Warming 2007

 

The Bathurst Community Climate Action Network was established in 2006 by members of the local community concerned by what they were learning about greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. It came about from a group of individuals who sought to be involved in the Bathurst Region response to one of the greatest challenges facing life on earth.

Membership

Gateway for you to join in BCCAN activities

  • Become a BCCAN member - make a carbon free community.
  • Join an APT - Action Planning Teams need YOU! (See list below)
  • BCCAN Steering Committee meetings are held at 4.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month at The Neighbourhood Centre, 96 Russell Street, Bathurst. All welcome! 

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