Why Net Zero by 2035?

The following was published in the Western Advocate on September 17, 2022 by a BCCAN Member  Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN) has updated its mission statement. The statement now reads: ‘To support Bathurst and the wider Central West to transition to a sustainable, regenerative, post-carbon economy with net zero emissions by 2035’. Our previous…

Who Gets Your Upper House Vote on March 25?

We consider these parties to have STRONG policies to reduce emissions:

The Greens Sustainable Australia
Animal Justice Party

These parties have some GOOD policies:

Labor Party
Liberal Party

Other major parties do not have a good record of working to reduce emissions. Please DO NOT give them your vote.

Who Gets Your Bathurst Vote on March 25?

We consider these candidates to have STRONG policies to reduce emissions:

Kay Nankervis (Greens)

Michael Begg (Sustainable Australia)

These candidates have some GOOD policies:

Cameron Shaw (Labor)

Other major parties do not have a good record of working to reduce emissions. Please DO NOT give them your vote.

Regis gold mine – still a threat to our water

By Tracy Sorensen You might remember the spirited public campaign against the proposal to siphon water from the Macquarie Wambool River to a gold mine at Kings Plains near Blayney. In early 2016, fishers, farmers, Wiradyuri Elders, local nuns and environmentalists – and many other concerned citizens – joined forces to reject the idea. In…

More and more reasons to go all-electric at home

WHILE much of the town ran out to buy deodorant and electric frying pans during the week, a large group of people were relaxing at home feeling quite pleased with themselves. These were the people with electric hot water systems, air conditioners and cookers. For many years now the Alternative Technology Association has shown that…

Lest we forget

By Ashley Bland Humans are amazingly resilient creatures really; not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. Think of the inspiring stories we all know of people who have faced adversity and gone on to prosper. Also of the many people who have endured unimaginable loss and yet somehow managed to pick themselves up and…

McPhillamys Gold Mine Project, submission guide

The Belubula Headwaters Protection Group has produced a draft submission guide on the McPhillamys Gold Mine Project (Kings Plains) for concerned residents and environmentalists. It is a PDF document available for download here.  Submissions close on October 24, 2019 and can be made directly via this portal: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/9821

Destination Pagoda

Petition to support Destination Pagoda

Destination Pagoda proposes a world class tourism and conservation reserve on Lithgow’s doorstep. A new reserve, called the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area, will complete Myles Dunphy’s visionary 1932 Blue Mountains National Park scheme. A key design element of Destination Pagoda is the creation of low-key visitor opportunities close to Lithgow beside upgraded existing…

Survey explores energy efficiency issues for non-profit organisations

Researchers from Charles Sturt University are inviting people to complete a survey on Sustainability issues for Regional Cooperatives and not-for-profit organisations. Participating involves completing an online survey that includes demographic questions and a hypothetical scenario task involving investment fund allocation. For more information on what participating in this study will involve, please see the information…