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Doorknocking around Newtown

Posted in Activism, Climate change, Culture, elections, Music, Newtown, politics with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Desert Rat Shorty

The eternally inspiring Climate Action Newtown have been doorknocking around Newtown in the seat of Grayndler in the lead up to the federal election.  Us Lurkers volunteered for a few afternoons knocking on doors and chatting with local people about what they think about climate change. The community consensus among people we spoke to was pretty clear:

  • 76% of residents said that the Federal Government is not doing enough to tackle climate change
  • 92% of people believe that Australia should develop a plan to move to 100% renewable energy
  • 77% of residents believe that the government should stick to its 2007 election commitment to put a price on carbon and make polluters pay
  • 83% residents believed that new energy in NSW should come from renewable sources rather than coal
  • 73% of residents were more likely or much more likely to vote for a candidate committing to a price on carbon and significant investment in renewable energy

Ingrid from Climate Action Newtown made this awesome little video of the doorknocking. We’re proud that Ingrid chose our song ‘Got My Boots On‘ as the soundtrack.

100% Renewable Energy campaign launch

Posted in Activism, Climate change, Music, Newtown, Sydney with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by Desert Rat Shorty

Yesterday we played at Climate Action Newtown’s launch for the national grassroots campaign for 100% renewable energy.  The campaign is about phasing out dirty energy sources like coal and sourcing all of our energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, geothermal and wave power.

Image by Dallas Gentilcor

The campaign is a national effort coordinated by climate action groups around Australia.  There’s more photos from the Newtown launch here.

Image by Dallas Gentilcor

I couldn’t resist including this awesome picture from the Sutherland launch…

sutherland climate action

Find out more about the national campaign for 100% renewable energy here.