Call on the PM to honour our legal obligations to protect Torres Strait Islanders and limit emissions to 1.5 degrees

September 27, 2022

Torres Strait 8 win!: The United Nations Human Rights Committee found that the Australian Government violated their human rights by failing to act on climate change.

Dear Prime Minister Albanese, I call on the Australian Government to adopt the five demands of the Our Islands Our Home campaign, resource Torres Strait Islander peoples to protect their island homes from climate damage, and limit emissions to the 1.5 degree target under the Paris Agreement.

Email your MP about scrapping gas subsidies

September 22, 2022

350.org: This week Origin Energy has completely divested their stake in fracking operations in the Northern Territory, and Santos has just been ordered to stop work on their gas field next to the Tiwi Islands.

The writing is on the wall – gas is over. Companies, banks and governments can see the backlash of what’s to come if they drag their feet on getting out of fossil fuels. 

Tell your MP we dont want our public money to enable any more of these dangerous projects to push ahead.

Hands off our clean car legislation Toyota!

September 17, 2022

Greenpeace: The Auto Environmental Guide rankings were in the news all over the world last week, alerting Australians to Toyota’s international reputation for anti-climate lobbying, and their commitment to petrol-powered vehicles which leaves them lagging behind the industry. Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, and Drive.

We need to stand up to Toyota and the petrol-car lobby, and tell them to keep their hands off of Australia’s clean car legislation.

Make a submission to hold coal and gas corporations accountable for climate pollution

September 16, 2022

GetUp: As part of the Albanese Government’s moves to reduce climate pollution, they’ve launched an overhaul of the safeguard mechanism. Help them give it some teeth with this easy-fill submission demanding:
1. Strong, immediate targets for big polluting corporations
2. No ‘flexible’ arrangements
3. No unfettered access to offsets
4. No carve-outs for coal and gas exports

Help Minister Bowen ban native forest logging

September 11, 2022

Email Minister Bowen: Copy and Paste to your email:

“Dear The Hon. Chris Bowen M.P. , Minister for Climate Change and Energy,

Please reinstate the Gillard government regulation excluding native forest biomass as a renewable source of energy under the Renewable Energy Act. Please review the Griffith University Biomass Policy Brief on voteearthnow.com/cat/ven-blog.”

at Chris.Bowen.MP@aph.gov.au or shout out on social media: @Bowenchris, chrisbowenmp or phone his office: (02) 9604 0710

Ban fossil fuel ads – Sydney council has!

September 11, 2022

Tomorrow Woollahra Municipal Council will be voting on a motion to ban advertising fossil fuels on its bus shelters. Email Mayor Susan Wynne to support that ban. Sydney’s’ Inner West Council and Victoria’s Maribyrnong City Council are both voting on Tuesday.

Email your local council:

“As a local resident, I am writing to ask that you stop the promotion of high emissions products and companies on council-managed land like the City of Sydney has. Please support the Fossil Ad Ban campaign in Australia and introduce this Notice of Motion”.

Help Minister Plibersek act on climate

September 3, 2022

AP4CA: Minister Plibersek has several huge decisions sitting on her desk;

  1. Direct responsibility for approving 19 major existing coal and gas projects (1)
  2. Determining the powers of a new federal Environmental Protection Agency (2)
  3. Reviewing the EPBC Act, Australia’s lacklustre environmental protection law (3)
  4. Pending a legal case, she may become responsible for approving the huge Scarborough gas ‘climate-bomb’ mega-project in WA waters (4)

Email your senator to improve the Climate Bill

September 1, 2022

GetUp: Back your senator to strengthen the Climate Bill.

One third of Pakistan is submerged by climate change related flooding and more than 1100 are dead. “Let’s stop sleepwalking towards the destruction of our planet by climate change. Today, it’s Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country.” Antonio Guterres, UN Chief.

Petition to stop new oil and gas exploration off our coastlines

August 27, 2022

Greens: The Albanese Labor Government is pushing ahead to approve new dirty oil and gas exploration all around Australia’s coastline, including right next to the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park in the Otway Basin, to the west of King Island in Bass Strait and in the Scarborough gas fields in Western Australia. This is a climate crime. We need to stop blasting, drilling and burning the exact things that are speeding up climate change and killing our oceans. 

Pressure ministers to make energy efficient housing law.

August 24, 2022

Climate Council: Put pressure on State and Territory Ministers to update the National Construction Code (NCC) and increase energy efficiency standards for new homes to a minimum of seven stars.

Ministers are meeting THIS FRIDAY! to make their final decision, which is our last opportunity to push for this change until 2025. Increasing the energy efficiency of our homes will make them cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in, all while reducing household emissions.

URGENT! Fossil ad ban for City of Sydney

August 21, 2022

City of Sydney Council is voting on a Fossil Ad Ban Monday 22nd August pm. Send LOVE to the councillors behind the bill from your social media:

Twitter @Jessaroo @clovermoore @sylvie_e
Instagram @jessscullysydney @clovermoore @sylvieellsmore
FB @clovermooresydney @jessscullysydney @sylvieellsmoregreens

Email car industry to stop dumping gas-guzzlers on Oz.

August 21, 2022

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has recently been busted with a secret plan to push for weak standards (ref). Vehicle emission standards are our best tool for getting clean vehicles into Australia. Email the FCAI and member firms Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Volvo today.

Stop Palmer spoiling our Reef

August 16, 2022

Let Minister Plibersek know we support her proposed rejection of the Clive Palmer-owned coal 10km from the Reef World Heritage Area by 18th August 2022

  1. Title for your submission: Central Queensland Coal Project (EPBC 2016/7851)
  2. Comment: “I’m contacting you as someone who cares deeply about the beautiful Great Barrier Reef, threatened species and the climate. I strongly support your proposal to refuse approval of the proposed, Clive Palmer-owned Central Queensland Coal mine (CQC). “

Email Minister Plibersek for a strong Global Ocean Treaty

August 16, 2022

Email Minister Plibersek to demand ocean protection at the UN meeting this August 15-26.

“Our oceans are facing multiple threats, like overfishing, deep sea mining and climate change.

Please make sure Australia stands up for over 30% ocean protection at the UN meeting (IGC5).”

Petition to stop secret Morrison money to frackers.

August 15, 2022

Get Up: While Morrison secretly held the resources portfolio, almost thirty million dollars of public money was granted to frackers in the Northern Territory.

Petition the new government to scrap and review all decisions made during this time.

Petition to Get EVs!

August 5, 2022

Solar Citizens: Make cleaner, cheaper to run EVs affordable and accessible for everyone by:

  1. Implementing strong, mandatory Fuel Efficiency Standards to bring Australia up to speed with the rest of the world.
  2. Setting a target for 100% of new car sales to be electric by 2030.
  3. Provide additional funding for upfront EV incentives and charging infrastructure.

Tell your MP you want a Hunter Valley Jobs authority

August 3, 2022

Polling shows that Hunter people want the government to take responsibility, to engage local knowledge and make plans to look after our workers, communities and economy.
Emails your state MP to encourage them to be part of the solution.

Soaring power costs

May 26, 2022

The cost of everything is going up, now power prices too.

Coal power stations are breaking down and the price of coal and gas is soaring.

We need to switch to cheap, clean renewables that drive prices down.

Email your MP and join Vote Earth Now!

August 15, 2021

“I am a voter in your electorate.

As a member of society I pledge to purchase and adopt sustainable goods and services and practices wherever feasible.

I have just pledged to be a Climate Voter on voteearthnow.com pledging my vote to the politician with the best track record of action against climate change (according to the Climate Action Score).

The sooner you act the better your chance of helping to save the future and winning my vote.”