Colouring competition winners announced

BCCAN received many beautiful entries in the copper butterfly colouring competition. The winners were announced by Isabel Higgins on Saturday, October 25 at 11am at the 200 Plants and Animals exhibition at Shop 7, 177 Howick Street, Bathurst. Adult Winner: Christine Bailey (Prize: $40 Pigments and Palettes voucher) Adult Highly Commended: Tiffany Mason (Certificate) Youth…

Petition to save trees in Bathurst

At its Steering Committee meeting on October 21, 2015, Bathurst Community Climate Action Network decided to petition Bathurst Regional Council to support and promote urban tree cover. The petition is now being circulated, with the following wording: “Following the welcome addition of liquidambar trees on Bradwardine Road, we, the undersigned residents of Bathurst Regional Council,…

Colouring is a new trend

By Tracy Sorensen When was the last time you sat down with a cup of tea, a pack of pencils and a good colouring-in book? Going by the latest bestseller lists, it might not be that long. Adults are turning to colouring books as a soothing activity in a world of digital beeps, blips, noise…

BCCAN submission to Airly coal mine expansion application

BACKGROUND (September 2015): Centennial coal is applying to expand its coal mining operations at Airly in the Capertee Valley northeast of Bathurst. This is BCCAN’s submission to the planning authorities, opposing the expansion. The following submission was written by BCCAN chair Tracey Carpenter. (Image embedded from ABC Rural News) Bathurst Community Climate Action Network Submission…

Colouring-in competition 2015

As part of the 200 Plants and Animals project in 2015, we have a colouring-in competition. Note that it’s not just for kids! Get on board the latest craze & do some colouring in for a moment of easy, relaxing enjoyment. Download the document here, print out, colour in and return to one of the…

Abbott is dragging us backwards

Media Release Tuesday: 11th August 2015 The Government’s target is to become the world’s most carbon dependent economy! The Abbott Government is dragging us backwards on climate action as the international community steps up to head off catastrophic climate change at the Paris summit in December, said Bathurst Community Climate Action Network today. “The majority…