New domain, New website for CAM
Climate Action Moreland
by morelandclimategroup
6M ago
We have been steadily updating all of our media assets with our new name: Climate Action Merribek. We have just launched our new website on the ClimateActionMerribek.org domain with all our old content transferred to the new website. From here on in the new website will be the primary source for all blog articles. Eventually ..read more
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Is Victoria prepared for Spring Season Bushfire outlook 2023?
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
6M ago
Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire and emergency services (AFAC) has published the sping bushfire outlook for Australia. Reporters with the Age, Brian Wilson, Rachel Eddie and Benjamin Preiss, did a story on Victoria cuts water bombing capacity ahead of risky fire season in which they present that Victoria’s water bombing capabilities have been slashed ..read more
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Yes to the Voice Referendum – Climate Action Merribek endorses a Yes vote
Climate Action Moreland
by morelandclimategroup
6M ago
Climate Action Merribek supports a “Yes” vote for the referendum. This is important in recognition in the Constitution of the culture, heritage and wisdom of over 60,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. First Nations people are the first scientists and leaders in nature restoration, land management and climate solutions which ..read more
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Merri-bek kicks a Ground-breaking policy goal with Sports Surfaces draft policy
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
6M ago
At Merri-bek Council meeting on 9 August, Council unveiled a draft sports surface policy. This addresses decision making on synthetic turf for sports surfaces in the municipality by including a triple bottom line assessment of the social, environmental and financial factors including integration of applying the precautionary principle. The draft policy would bring Council into ..read more
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Exploration for Fossil gas In Victoria? Let us listen to whales singing, not seismic blasting
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
6M ago
The Federal government is allowing gas exploration to proceed in the Otway Basin. In August 2022 the Federal Government opened 46,000 sq km for offshore oil and gas exploration, including in Commonwealth controlled waters off the Victorian coast. This is despite the climate science saying no new coal and gas to meet the Paris Climate ..read more
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State Government Bans new gas connections
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
7M ago
Victorian Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio stepped forward Friday morning to announce a ban on new gas connections for both residential developments and state government buildings such as schools, hospitals and police stations, starting from 2024. “We know that with every bill that arrives, gas is only going to get more expensive. That’s why we’re ..read more
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Be prepared for extreme heat in Merribek. Record temperatures likely in 23/24 summer due to Global warming
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
7M ago
While we are in winter here in Melbourne in July, if you are following the international news there are substantial heatwaves ocurring in North America, Europe, Siberia, China and Japan. Wildfires too in Greece, Sicily, Canada and Siberia. Sea Surface temperatures are elevated globally, with substantial marine heatwaves in North Atlantic particularly around the UK ..read more
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Rally: No Nuclear submarines, Fund real Climate Action
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
8M ago
Merri-bek council passed a motion on April 14, declaring opposition to the Australian government’s plan to spend more than $368 billion dollars on the purchase of nuclear-powered submarines. The council also declared Merri-bek to be a nuclear free zone. Join the Rally: 11am Saturday 15 JulyWhere: Cnr Wilson Ave and Sydney Road, Brunswick (Oppositite Barkly Square)Event ..read more
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When is a $1.5 billion fossil fuel subsidy not a subsidy? When the Federal Minister says it is not (Sic).
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
8M ago
You have to admire the hypocrisy of the Minister for Resources and Northern Development Madeleine King in Question time in Federal Parliament on 22 June regarding the Middle Arm development in Darwin..The Federal Government has blocked an enquiry into the Middle Arm Development. This development will largely be used for processing gas for petrochemicals, for ..read more
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Need to Reduce microplastics pollution from Clifton Park Synthetic Turf in Brunswick Parklands Water Plan
Climate Action Moreland
by John Englart
8M ago
A question was asked by Climate Action Merribek Convenor at Council meeting in relation to reducing microplastics pollution from synthetic sports fields. This can amount to hundreds of kilograms of crumb rubber and a similar amount of plastic fibre every year. Council were considering for adoption the Brunswick Central Parklands and Integrated Water Management Plan ..read more
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