Victorian Climate Action Calendar: 12 April to 14 June 2015

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Victorian Climate Action Calendar

The latest update of the Victorian Climate Action Calendar

    The Calendar covering events from 12 April to 14 June 2015  

    can be downloaded here and from vcac.org.au/calendar


A number items of interest are featured below.

Regards,

Monique



 – There are a great many ways you can volunteer for action on climate change, whether it is being focused on single issues or attempting to achieve fundamental change. From the local to the national and international level, you can do hands on planting, organise community events or participate in advocacy through media campaigns, protests and petitions.

It all counts towards the same goal. 



VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIVESTMENT FORUM AND EXPO ‘GO FOSSIL FREE’ 

Can you help distribute leaflets? Would your organisation like to support the idea of divestment with a stall at the Forum? Contact: enquiries@ecam.org.au

ECAM
 (Eastern Climate Action Melbourne Inc.) would welcome any publicity and support for their Divestment Forum & Expo at which there will be stalls and presentations by businesses involved in superannuation, power and banking.

At 7.30pm Keynote Speaker Dr John Hewson will be speaking about

Climate Change – Threats and Opportunities for Business and You’
‘GO FOSSIL FREE’, Wed 13 May, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Bookings: http://ecam-divestment.eventbrite.com



JOURNEYS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Do you have skills in research, fundraising media or networking?  Can you help promote renewables over coal in Asia? The Abbott Government is doing exactly the opposite.  You can help to counter them.

CEO of BZE, Stephen Bygrave, a technical expert in 100% renewable economies, will go to Sri Lanka in August 2015, on a visit organised by Journeys for Climate Justice www.jcj.org.au. Stephen will link with, and empower enthusiastic environmentalists, meet and inform engineers, government officials, academics, NGOs, and industry leaders, participate in sustainability conferences in Colombo and 2-3 regional cities (Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapura) and receive extensive media coverage.

Your skills can make a difference right now to make this trip a resounding success and become a springboard for action across Asia.

Info: Jim Crosthwaite of Journeys for Climate Justice. See also jcj website



VOLUNTEER AT PROGRESS 2015

Progress 2015 will bring together social change makers and the entire non-profit sector for fascinating debates, practical workshops and challenging plenaries presented by progressive leaders from around Australia and the world

Free tickets are available to individuals who sign up to volunteer during the conference. Find out more: http://progress2015.org.au/home/volunteer/

Progress 2015, Thu 7 May – Sat 9 May, the Melbourne Town Hall 90-120 Swanston St.



CAN YOU HELP WITH LETTERBOXING FOR THE GREAT FOREST NATIONAL PARK?

Can you spare 1 hour to letterbox materials in your area between March and May?

The park is a proposed national park located 90 minutes north-east from Melbourne and aims to protect endangered forests and wildlife, create sustainable jobs and provide a playground of outdoor activities. Please take action to support this park.

Put your name down here. More info contact Ben Campbell of The Wilderness Society on 0416305004



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