As we enter 2019, three new global climate emergency movements are making headlines: Extinction Rebellion, which started in England in 2018, the council climate emergency declaration campaign, which started in Australia in 2016 and now counts 40 councils, and the school strike movement, which Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in August 2018.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller, American author (1895–1983) In The Sustainable Hour on 24 October 2018, we receive a
It was a world first when Darebin City Council adopted a community-wide climate emergency plan. Now, some of Australia’s other 536 councils are getting ready to act, and in the United States, the emergency campaign has already been taken up
The new strategy provides a target for the City of Greater Geelong council: in three years, by 2020, council must halve carbon emissions from its buildings and vehicle fleet. With the release of its new Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy for
“We’ve got to be realists, if you’re going to live with the butterflies you’re going to die with the butterflies.” ~ Barnaby Joyce, The Nationals leader, warning those “that oppose fossil fuels” Welcome to the new reality-concept in Australian politics,
While the Australian Coal Circus is getting more and more bizarre, with a federal government claiming that wind turbines increase carbon emissions, and that more coal is a great investment, the first Victorian councils are now sending a clear message
Local government as a way of getting climate emergency action through Photos by Julian Meehan, audio recordings by The Sustainable Hour Philip Sutton | Trent McCarthy | Mik Aidt | Bryony Edwards | Adrian Whitehead How councils can reverse global warming With State