What do we do about coal?

Governments and industry promote coal mining, combustion and export.

  • 80% of our electricity comes from coal
  • Coal mining and export make large profits

In Sustainable Communities SA we give attention to the implications of coal and confront the question – What do we do?

  • We use as little energy as possible
  • We use renewable energy
  • We use banks which do not invest in the coal industry

Because

  • Coal is a causative factor in heart and lung disease; asthma; stroke; reduced life expectancy; mercury and other heavy metal accumulation and poisoning; accidental death and injury
  • Coal mining depletes and may poison water sources
  • Coal is a leading factor in carbon emissions, climate change and consequent death and destruction

(information sources: contact Ray Mylius rmylius@chariot.net.au)


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