Choose your local leaders

Sustainable in Holdfast Bay

This week, the world’s top scientists have given their clearest warning yet of the severe and irreversible impacts of climate change. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report, a summary of its last three reports, has just been released – for more details see the link at the end of this post.

2014 local elections

This week, we are also asked to vote in the 2014 local government elections. The people we elect will consider which major local projects to invest in, which Council facilities should be bought, sold or upgraded, how to set and spend our rates, and how to allocate resources to local services. They will be part of the process that determines which new developments are supported or rejected and how many trees to plant. At a time when we are living through the critical decade for climate action, their views and leadership skills will help to…

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