A young woman holds a cabbage on a farm with a solar energy installation behind her.

Enforced greenness

By David Ashton I am back on a visit to my previous home, Zimbabwe, which is in a mess. The electricity is off around 50% of the time (it was better over Christmas, but off for 24 hours when I arrived a week before). A lot of Zimbabwe’s power comes from Karibahydro-electricdam on the Zambesi…

Labor Continues to Approve Coal

Newcastle is the world’s largest coal port and the coal shipped through it is Australia’s largest contribution to global carbon pollution – when burned, it contributes over one per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, almost as much as Australia’s total domestic emissions (ie, cars, power stations, etc). Australia is the world’s third largest coal…

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