You can stop your money funding climate change!

We want our money to do good for us individually but also for all of us together. We want to know that our money in banks, superannuation and organisations we are part of, is used for good, not to fund industries that contribute to climate change.

We can use the power we have over our own money to help make the change. For example, the Adani coal mine in the Galilee Basin could be stopped by divestment campaigns that influence banks to consider the long-term impact of such projects.

Interested in doing something positive? Here are 4 things you can do:
  1. Complete our 2 minute survey on Divestment. Please respond to let us know what you think about this topic.
  2. Come along to our free public meeting 6pm-8pm Wednesday 5 October 2016 at The Joinery, to learn more about divestment. Our speaker is Jack Bertolus, Research Coordinator with Market Forces, a Melbourne-based organisation that advocates for money to be used as a force for good. Please register online.
  3. Participate in Divestment Day activities on Saturday 8 October 2016 – we’ll be taking our message directly to the big banks.
  4. Join Future Super before 21 October 2016 for your chance to win dinner with Naomi Klein. Future Super is Australia’s first 100% fossil fuel free super fund.

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Is your money making the world a better place?

Is your money making the world a better place – or is it supporting the continuation of fossil fuel and other industries that contribute to climate change?

Did you know that banks lend our money to large coal, oil and gas companies and projects, and super funds and insurance companies invest customers’ money in these industries.

Come along to our free public meeting:
When: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: The Joinery111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Please register online to attend!

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You will learn how to exert influence and make a positive change for sustainability by making sure your money is working for good. Divesting your money from fossil fuels is a powerful thing to do. It is the opposite of investment – it’s taking your money away from damaging industries and businesses that threaten our future.

Our speaker is Jack Bertolus from Market Forces, a Melbourne-based organisation that works with the community to prevent investment in projects that harm the environment and drive global warming.

A simple meal will be provided from 6pm, prior to the talk – we suggest a donation of $5 per person to help cover costs.

This is a DIVESTMENT DAY event. Saturday 8 October 2016 is Divestment Day. Meet at 11am in Hindmarsh Square to join with others to deliver a message to banks about their obligations regarding compliance the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to below two degrees.

Ngarrindjeri basket weaving

By Monica O’Wheel

On Sunday 7 August 2016, twenty six women met at Payneham Community Centre to learn Ngarrindjeri Basket Weaving from Vicki Hartman, a skilled and experienced Ngarrindjeri weaver and teacher.

We had pulled the reeds used in this weaving from Lochiel Park wetland and from Laretelare Park at Port Adelaide. Getting to know the reeds, Cyperus gymnocaulos and Cyperus vaginatus, was the first learning we shared. The reeds are identifiable by the new plants sprouting from the seed heads and the three prong cluster of leaflets at the top of the reed. We potted these seedlings on and distributed them to be grown in our backyards for further weaving.

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Containment – film screening

Containment is documentary by Peter Galison, Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, and Robb Moss, Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. It looks at three critical contemporary radioactive sites where containment has become the central issue.

In view of the recent proposals to establish nuclear waste sites in South Australia this is a timely and important movie. It has not been widely promoted in Australia, but Adelaide has the rare chance of a screening:

 6pm Monday 19 September at the Capri Cinema, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

BOOK ONLINE TO ATTEND

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