12 December is D-Day for the planet as world leaders meet in Copenhagen to do a global deal on climate change. While they talk the talk, we're walking the walk all over the world, from New York to Tokyo, Mumbai to Paris and all over Australia. So get your walking shoes on and be part of the most important Walk Against Warming ever.
Click on banner above to go to main website or at the conservation council site www.walkagainstwarming.org for details of all walks merchandise to buy and other information.
If you are reading this you are probably concerned about the impact that our human lifestyle is having on our home planet earth. Humans often display strange behaviours - many of which we seldom stop to think about. We usually do what we've always done - until something happens to make us see things from a different viewpoint.
Are you and your household careful and considerate of the ways you do things? Are you frugal - as our grandparents were - or do you do or buy something because you can? And not bother about the cost - money or cost to the environment?
Help us find out why we do things.
Anna Cooke is undertaking a PhD about people's motivation for household environmental behaviour.
Can you help her gather data to analyse? More data will give greater value to her research. It is totally anonymous!
Please consider completing her online survey, which is at the link below.
It will take about 15 minutes. You will be asked about your daily energy use - information is given on your electricity account.
She's hoping to reach a wide range of Australians. Please circulate widely.
Contact Anna for more info or just cut and paste the following into your web browser. If you do not have internet at home, go to your local library!
As an individual each one of us can make changes in our daily lives to reduce any potentially damaging impact on our local environment. Being aware of the outcomes of our actions and also being a conscious consumer can lead to small changes that will have big impacts.
Connecting with like minded folk will give us an opportunity to strengthen our personal resolve to tread more lightly on our shared planet and home. Since the end of World War II particularly, exploitation of the planet's natural resources has skyrocketed. The crisis of war had galvanized countries to change production in factories, and during the global financial crisis political leaders also responded with packages designed to reduce suffering.
If you click on the image aside you will go to a social networking website - much like a global meeting placewhere you can easily send off emails to the Australian government and Prime Minister Mr Rudd.
HELP OUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SHOW THE NECESSARY POLITICAL WILL TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE AND TAKE ACTIONS FOR THE LONGTERM WELLBEING OF THE PLANET AND FUTURE CITIZENS.
Click on the image to send and read other greetings
COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009
The United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between December 7 and December 18, 2009. The conference includes the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 15) and the 5th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5). According to the Bali roadmap, a framework for climate change mitigation beyond 2012 is to be agreed there
At this pivotal moment when odds are against global accord and stakes are high, the citizens of the world have the opportunity to lead their leaders toward moments of courage and monumental solutions. While there won't be an election at COP15 per se, you can vote for smarter development, responsible leadership in business and government, and a more sustainable way of life by signing the United Nations Climate Petition at Hopenhagen.org.
The petition, along with the names of signatories, will be presented to the delegates during the final week of the conference. After all, it's our future they're deciding. Don't we deserve a say? Climate change is a global problem and COP15 the only truly, global election to decide where we go from here. The UN Climate Change Petition is your ballot and Hopenhagen your voting booth, at least for now. So vote for change at hopenhagen.org
Queensland has the highest greenhouse emissions per person in Australia. We are also one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the impacts of climate change. We have an absolute vested interest in reducing those impacts.
This will only happen if the Queensland Government takes the lead to give us a safe climate for the future.
The notion that coal-fired power stations of any type are part of our energy future is nonsense. All coal-fired energy generates huge greenhouse gas emissions.
Storing that CO2 underground, if appropriate geological formations can even be found, is not a solution it is an expensive, temporary band-aid.
Despite years of promotion and funding by the Queensland Government ‘clean coal' technologies are still decades away from viability.
What is needed is immediate action to reduce our current greenhouse gas emissions; not those we might be emitting a decade or two from now.
Logan and Albert Conservation Association LACA is a member group of Queensland Conservation which has identified five critical steps to effective greenhouse gas reductions.
These initiatives, coupled with a revised carbon policy by the Commonwealth could halve emissions by 2020.