Ipsos Eureka Social Research Institute has recently completed a study on community segmentations based on environmental attitudes. The paper can be found here.
The Nature Conservation Act 1980 is the chief legislation for the protection of native plants and animals in the ACT and for the management of the conservation reserve network. A review of the Act is being undertaken by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water on behalf of the ACT Government. A Discussion Paper is now available for public comment. Submission are due by 18th February. For more information and the discussion paper click here.
The ACT Climate Change Council is a statutory body of five to nine members of the ACT community representing a broad range of skills and knowledge relating to addressing or adapting to climate change. Nominations are sought from representatives of the community in guiding the ACT towards carbon neutrality. The Climate Change Council will advise the ACT Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address and adapt to climate change. Nominations close 24th December.
SEE-Change recently organised a twilight excursion to the Mugga Lane recycling facility. A few intrepid SEE-Changers enjoyed a guided tour of the facility, offering an inside look at the recycling habits of Canberrans.
Having seen first-hand the effects of our recycling habits, it seemed a good opportunity to share some recycling basics with our general readership.
3250 household solar PV installations - and growing! Read Simon Corbell's media release here.
Annie Leonard (from the Story of Stuff) has released a new video about the story of electronics. This short animation explains the theory of planned obsolescence, the real costs of replacing your gadget every few months, and suggests ways in which we can bypass the cycle of use and disposal.
ACT Peak Oil invites you to a public meeting with Prof Kjell Aleklett, International President, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO). Monday 13th December. Further details can be found here.
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 .