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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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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Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel ‘Cycle’

In February 2015 SA Premier Jay Weatherill announced a Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel ‘Cycle’.  The title of’Cycle’ is misleading as the process is actually a chain leading to the final destination as nuclear waste.  This investigation is separate from the federal proposal for a national nuclear waste dump for Australia’s waste.

The Royal Commission handed down its final report in May 2016 recommending SA accept the world’s high level nuclear waste for final disposal for profit. Independent economic analysis throws into doubt the economics of the proposal. There is a very real risk that SA won’t make a profit and may end up either going into debt to dig the underground dump, or be left storing high level waste above ground near the coast indefinitely.

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Environment Day workshop at Thebarton Senior College

For World Environment Day on Wednesday 8 June 2016, Thebarton Senior College held a Sustainability Expo showing students’ entries in their Poster Competition, student recycling relays and stalls run by invited community groups.

Thebarton Senior College is for students aged mostly between 18 and 30 years, many of whom have recently arrived from overseas and are learning English, vocational skills and doing SACE.

Sustainable Communities SA ran a workshop teaching students about wicking beds made out of mostly recycled materials in polystyrene broccoli boxes.

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