ATA Sydney Central branch meeting - Climate Change - What does it mean for me & what can I do about it?August 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm
When: Monday 13 August 2018, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Finishing at 8:00pm.
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
Cost: As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 minimum donation would be appreciated with the possibility of raising extra funds to support the work of the Climate Council.
This month we are providing unfiltered access to the independent science offered by the Climate Council. Locally 98% of NSW and over 60% of Queensland farmland is in drought with a probable El Nino on the horizon. Our dry winter has been matched by a change in weather patterns in in the Northern hemisphere with wildfires in the US, Greece and Sweden.
As we move from the Holocene deeper into the Anthropocene it is becoming apparent that climate change denial is in fact a zero-sum game even for oil companies. The extremes of climate change events and their violence challenge us to rethink our way of life. It is within communities such as that of the ATA that we can take steps to avert the worst of the climate crisis.
Annika will be presenting on the impacts of climate change in Australia, as well as the causes and solutions. The focus of the talk is on practical actions that everyday Australians can take to advance the national conversation on climate change and contribute towards deeply and rapidly reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution levels over the coming years.
The talk will also provide an overview of some of the activities of the Climate Council, including our flagship Cities Power Partnerships Program - the largest climate program for Local Government in Australia.
Bio: Annika Dean works as a Senior Researcher at the Climate Council of Australia. She has a PhD from the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, and was previously a lecturer on climate change and energy policy at the University of New South Wales.
Members and non-members are asked to book a place for this talk by selecting REGISTER on this link.
Directions and further details:
Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
EnergyLab is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern Station or Central Station. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.
Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30. Bicycles can be safely locked inside the building. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.
Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 donation would be appreciated.
The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.
Footprints Ecofestival: Sunday 26 August 2018, 11am-3pm
Whites Creek Valley Park, corner Piper and Smith Streets, Annandale
This the Inner West Council’s annual eco-event focusing on demonstrating and showcasing environmentally sustainable practices. We will be setting up a stall and chatting to locals about the what the ATA does and what we can offer.
Sustainable House Day is coming up fast! Sunday 16 September 2018
This annual event had a record-breaking 2017 and we are gearing to become involved this year. It would be great to have you volunteer or perhaps you would even like to submit your house.
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