Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon
Miranda is amazing. For 11 months her home has been a tree-sit wooden platform about five by five metres at the very top of old gum tree. I was so fortunate I was able to join her for lunch and a chat in her home, come office 60 metres above the ground.
By Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens
How do we build an economic system that serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow?
The economy is a tool; a tool we humans invented – like democracy and politics – to help govern our relationships between each other, and between ourselves and the world we live in. If our economic tools are not getting the outcomes we want, making us happy, safe, healthy, better educated and fulfilled and protecting and preparing our country for an increasingly uncertain future in a world on track to be 4 degrees warmer, then it is time our economic tools changed.
And his next campaign is saving the Kimberley – a fight he likened to the legendary one to save the Franklin River in Tasmania in the 1980s.
Rally to Protect our Land and Water
Date: Tuesday 1 May, 12noon
Location: Martin Place, marching to NSW Parliament
Your support is needed next Tuesday to protect our land and water
Next Tuesday on 1 May there will be an historic political rally at the NSW Parliament.
Farmers, Environmentalists, and community groups will speak with one voice to tell the Government that it has had enough of the mining at all costs approach in NSW.
The Government's Strategic Landuse Plans that were supposed to protect the environment and agricultural land from coal and gas mining have been labelled a failure by all stakeholders.
- Event Dates: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 7:00pm
- Location: Sydney CBD
- Venue: Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Speakers: Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert; Lyndon Schneiders, National Director, The Wilderness Society; and Geoff Cameron, BZE. Chaired by Coal and Gas Campaigner Justin Field.
Find out why saving the Kimberley from gas and industrialisation matters in Sydney and across NSW.
- Contact Details: Call 02 9211 9523 or email email@example.com
- Event Dates: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Location: Sydney
The Greens NSW spokesperson on mining Jeremy Buckingham today condemned the Planning Assessment Commission's (PAC) decision to allow Nathan Tinkler's Maules Creek coal mine to the next stage of assessment, saying it will decimate the important ecology of the Leards State Forest and makes a mockery of the O'Farrell Government's promises to protect sensitive environments and agricultural land.
Environment Minister Tony Burke’s approval of the extension to the Springvale longwall mine, with its clear threats to the Gardens of Stone’s sandstone formations and ecosystem, on the day the CSIRO’s State of the Environment Report forecasts worsening global warming suggests a government blind to evidence of environmental damage caused by coal mining, says Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon.
Christmas is an important time to remember the need to reduce waste.
The Greens encourage people to share with friends, family and the community the issue of conspicuous consumption. This issue is at the heart of the consumer capitalism we live under, and one which we must be addressed, if sustainability of resources is to become possible.
Greens MP and environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann has moved a successful motion in the NSW Parliament to pay tribute to the life work of Sir David Attenborough and congratulate him for his significant contributions to nature conservation and education globally.
"Sir David is one of my heros. He has inspired environmentalism and conservation in generations of people in Australia and around the world.
"Sir David still has many more years left to continue his great work I know, but I wanted to move this motion to demonstrate the appreciation of all his fans and admirers in NSW," said Ms Faehrmann.