Tell the Truth
Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
COME AND JOIN IN
“We are all driving in a great big car heading for a brick wall and arguing about where we are going to sit.”
We are gathering at The Gazebo every Friday from 11.30 to 1.30. in solidarity and fellowship. Bring a musical instrument if you play, bring food to share. We are handing out free Choc Chip Muffins. We even cater for our gluten intolerant citizens.
We are saving the planet one chocolate chip muffin at a time.
If you are interested in participating email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/text me on 0407272358
or just show up.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
DISTRIBUTE EAST GIPPSLAND CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK PETITION FOR THE EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE TO DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY. LINK IS HERE
- Become more informed about the Climate Emergency.
- Support your children in their protests.
- Take the time to engage in local Actions.
- Discus the Climate Emergency with your family and friends and try and persuade them to take action.
- Take care in how you shop and what you shop for.
- Think about single use plastics ie – do vegetables need to be cling-wrapped? If you stop buying, the shops will stop selling.
- Grow your own.
- Remember ‘convenience’ is almost always bad for the environment.
- Reduce or eliminate the use of creature-based products.
- Do you really need it?
- Only fly in an emergency
- CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLITICIANS and authorities. Persistently demanding radical action.
- Write and express your concern to our local papers
- Join The Extinction Rebellion –https://rebellion.earth/
PLASTICSNews is that American Plastics manufacturers are planning to double their production over the next few years. This is mostly single use and going to developing countries who contribute around 80 percent of oceanic plastic pollution. Most of the plastic will be unrecycalable due to plastic/foil laminates and use of other unrecycalable compounds.So, what can we do about this, We are a privileged country with a developed economy?Ok, here is what you do –
If enough people do this, the companies will soon get the message. This will also support local business by way of our Post Office agency.The time is way gone for us to expect big businesses to put the future of our children ahead of profits unless they are ‘encouraged’. Businesses are concerned about their bottom line and their public image. That is why our Federal Government is trying to move against secondary boycotts.Other things you can try are –
Go to the post office and buy a mailing box.
Collect all the single use empty plastic containers of cosmetics, cleaning stuff etc that you use.
Look at the writing on the packaging and write down the address of a manufacturer or distributor. Doesn’t matter which one – pick any one..
Squeeze as much air out of the containers as you can and fill your mailing box.
When you have a box full, repack the waste in a plastic bag and seal it.
Stick a label on the bag that says ‘Please stop using single use plastic packaging’.
Put the bag of single use plastic containers in your mailing box.
Seal the box and address it with the address you previously wrote down.
Buy a new postage box
Repeat above steps.
A point to ponder. Currently we are required by law to take our dog poo, deposited during a dog walk (which is organic and quickly decomposes) and put it in a plastic bag. Then consign the package to landfill. The plastic bag will either last indefinitely or disintegrate messily, leaving millions of microplastic particles to enter the biosphere. Doesn’t that strike you as completely mad?
Try and live plastic free (this is very hard, do your best).
Never buy take away food in plastic containers or plastic coated containers. This getting easier as more and more shops are bowing to public pressure.
Do not buy snack food or drinks in single use plastic packaging. You will help preserve the biosphere, save money, stop consuming salt/sugar and other harmful chemicals and lose weight – bonus!
Beware of convenience foods.
Chtistmas is coming, at Christmas over eighty percent of presents and Christmas paraphernalia are in landfill before the next Christmas. These are mostly plastic products. Shop wisely.
Remember – it is good to recycle plastic products but much better if they were not manufactured in the first place.
DECLARE AN EMERGENCYPlease support our ‘Declare a Climate Emergency Campaign’. Encourage any community groups of which you are a member to Declare a Climate Emergency and publicize the fact in local print media, the internet and signage. This is part of an on going campaign to pressure The East Gippsland Shire to also declare a Climate Emergency.