The Land Development Agency (LDA) invites the public to a Community Information Session to view and comment on an option for the Canberra Brickworks and Environs Planning Strategy. The Canberra Brickworks and Environs Planning Strategy will provide a framework for future land use, transport and other infrastructure in the area.
WHEN: 11am-2pm Saturday 4 December 2010
WHERE: Canberra Brickworks, Denman St entrance, Yarralumla
Here are two promising developments on climate change in Australia:- A Federal government multiparty committee working to introduce legislation for a carbon price by mid 2011 and a report that charts how we could change to fully renewable sources of our energy by 2020 .
A long yearning now being satisfied: a whole summer at the coast. Time to putter, coax tiny froggies out of the esky, and listen to ABC radio, both national and regional. (If I could do audio multi-tasking, I'd listen to both simultaneously).
This is a worthwhile article to read for all of us working hard in the sustainability/environmental field.
We are seeking a small group of volunteers to help us plan and implement a volunteer engagement and management program for SEE-Change.
More than 500 trees are likely to be removed from across the city. The plans for the proposed removal have been deemed a controlled action by the federal environment department and are available for public comment until November 26. Details for submissions can be found on the NCA website. You can also read a related article from the Canberra Times.
Jeremy Rifkin addressed a recent national congress in October - Behaviour Change for Sustainability. Take some time to listen to his address, it had a rather impressive impact on those attending the congress.
The ACT Government recently introduced a bill that would ban plastic shopping bags in the ACT. You can see the bill here.
The proposed ban would cover lightweight plastic shopping bags – the kind you get at a supermarket checkout (not other types of bags). It is proposed the laws would commence 1 July 2011, with a four month transition period to a complete ban on 1 November 2011.
What is the role of government in the 21st centuiry? It seems a lot of the brou ha ha in the US midterm elections is about this issue. It isn't a problem for me: I want my governments, both ACT and national, to look after my interests, especially on matters that are too big or too hard for individual management.