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July 2: The climate election

With the double-dissolution Federal election expected to take place on July 2, Bathurst Community Climate Action Network president Tracey Carpenter has called for all Calare candidates across the political spectrum to put climate change front and centre as an election issue.

With shocking new evidence of climate change occurring at an even faster rate than previously predicted, Ms Carpenter said this was an historic opportunity to make good the world's commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Bathurst Kangaroo Project calls for volunteers for new research

The Bathurst Kangaroo Project has put out a call for volunteers to help with a new research project by Western Sydney University student researcher Hannah Rowland.

Sustainable Living Expo - BCCAN stall

Event Date Time: 
23 Apr 2016 - 8:00am

BCCAN will have a stall at this year's Sustainable Lifestyle Expo at the Bathurst showgrounds. Great opportunity to renew your membership or join BCCAN and pick up the latest newsletter.

Nature Conservation Council releases climage change policy

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) has released its climate change policy. It is reproduced below:


Nature Conservation Council of NSW Climate Change Policy*


1.1 Climate change refers to long-lasting changes to world climate patterns such as average temperatures, rainfall and incidence of severe weather events. Changing weather patterns pose existential risks for human and natural systems.

BCCAN Membership Application Form

To join BCCAN, download this Word Document, fill it out and return to BCCAN. You'll find all the information you need on the form. If you have any trouble, please contact us on

Peabody bankruptcy should end Wilpinjong expansion plans

Wollar Progress Association is calling on the NSW Government to carefully consider the viability of the operations at Peabody Wilpinjong Mine near Mudgee in light of Peabody filing for bankruptcy in America yesterday, saying the proposed expansion will sacrifice the once vibrant Wollar community at a time when the world is turning away from coal.

April 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

Event Date Time: 
19 Apr 2016 - 5:00pm

BCCAN's monthly steering committee meeting will be held at 5pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at The Neighbourhood Centre, Bathurst, 96 Russell Street. All members and their guests welcome.

Nature Conservation Council Regional Workshop

Event Date Time: 
7 May 2016 - 12:30pm

Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Regional Workshop | May 7th 2016 | Dubbo NSW


• The Draft Central West and Orana Regional Plan – what does it mean for your region?

Kangaroos: the world is watching


By Tracy Sorensen

There was a time, not too distant, when "Save The Whales" was a joke. But now, just a few decades later, opposition to whale hunting is a mainstream Australian view. Our foreign minister perfectly comfortable speaking out on their behalf, as she did the other day when Japan killed 300 whales, including 200 pregnant females in Antarctica. Their status has grown rapidly; they're now majestic creatures, the oceanic equivalent of the noble lion, king of the jungle.

Your petitions one-stop shop

Some people in Victoria (actually, the Victorian Climate Action Network, VCAN) have created a one-stop shop for environmental & climate change petitions. Add your voice the easy way! You may need to right-click the links below and select "open in a new tab" for it to work properly.