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Gardens of Stone Exhibition, UTS, Sydney

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17 Sep 2016 - 10:00am to 18 Sep 2016 - 2:00pm

Wild storms give a picture of the future

By Tracey Carpenter

BCCAN is part of a nationwide network of people engaged on the frontline of climate impacts and the push for action to make our communities safe from extreme weather.

Mid north coast climate action group, CCA, president Harry Creamer had this to say about the horrifying east coast storms this week.

Successful farming and biodiversity go together

Farmers and environmentalists were once seen as sitting on opposite sides of the barbed wire fence, but that is rapidly changing.

The campaign against coal seam gas, or fracking, has seen so called “greenies” and farmers sitting side by side at the barricades trying to hold off mining interests that would alienate prime agricultural land.

Save the Macquarie - again!

Peter Drinkall of the Lithgow Environment Group has written an article giving background on the campaign to save the Macquarie River. You can download the PDF file that appears on this page. 

Chris Marshall's paper on the Bathurst landscape

Chris & Mary Marshall have now retired to the south coast. They will be sorely missed by environmentalists in Bathurst. You can read Chris's outstanding paper on the Bathurst landscape by downloading the PDF.

BCCAN's latest newsletter now available (April 2016)

Newsletter editor Laurana Smith has now completed our latest BCCAN Newsletter (No. 21). Download attached file.

Setting a lower voltage example for energy savings

EFFICIENCY: Bob Hill (BCCAN), Peter Harris (CSU) and Grant Christopherson (OEH) with an electricity substation on the Bathurst CSU campus. Pic by John Merkel.

By Tracy Sorensen

Heavy metal band AC/DC celebrated high voltage rock n roll, but when it comes to the environment, too much voltage can be a bad thing.

Lower voltage for energy efficiency

Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN) is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, greener, energy usage by supporting a voltage reduction trial at Charles Sturt University (CSU). If the project is successful, it will serve as a model for other large electricity clients through the central west and beyond. See media release.

The Climate Election - MR April 20 2016

Download the BCCAN media release about the upcoming 2016 Federal Elections here.