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No New Coal – Bondi Beach

January 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Clean coal fun in the sun

Bondi Beach 10am 30 January 2010

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The working group on the NO NEW COAL CAMPAIGN would like to invite all groups, NGOs and anyone else who would like a great day out, to participate in a fun action on Bondi Beach.

We intend to do a coal cleaning demonstration to show our opposition to the government’s attempts to:

1. Build two new coal fired power stations at Mt Piper (2000mw) and Bayswater (2000mw)

2. Privatize by stealth of some of NSW power assets

3. Coal fired upgrade at Munmora (700mw)

4. Show that there is no such thing as clean coal.

We want to show them what a joke Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS or CLEAN COAL is.

All you need to do is book us into your diaries for the Saturday 30 January 2010. 10am sharp until 1pm and let James or myself know if you or your group are coming. We would like to make a human sign on the beach saying NO NEW COAL while we are washing lumps of coal so we estimate we will need at least 300 people but the more the better. The media should like that! It will be a great day out!

Catch the train, clean some coal (what a joke) and spend the rest of the day at the beach or do the cliff walk to Coogee – the coastal foot path is really beautiful and it reminds us all why we campaign so hard.

What to bring/wear

• Your own bucket and brush • white clothing to wear (with the more black marks over them the better so we can get the message across that there is no such thing as clean coal.You can buy white disposable overalls for about $10.00 at a hardware store. • As many friends, groups as possible

• Water bottle for drinking (that is not cleaning coal).

• Sunscreen, hat , beach shade and

• a good sense of humour!

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Don’t forget to RSVP to either James Supple or Terry (0418 859 211 or Hope to see you all there, — Terry Mc Bride Don’t Let It Get To That

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All NSW got for Christmas was a lump of coal

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments


Climate activists met NSW MPs arriving at State Parliament for a caucus meeting with christmas cheer and lumps of coal on Wednesday 17 December.

The coal signified the government’s addiction to coal, the number one cause of global warming.

Recently the NSW government signed an aggreement to build another coal loader at Newcastle to double the amount of coal exported from NSW.  Already coal ships are anchored up and down the NSW coast.

New coal mines are being approved and there are plans to build two new coal-fired power stations at Lithgow and the Upper Hunter Valley.

To continue to expand the coal industry when we know how urgently we need to act to avoid catastrophic climate change is utterly negligent.  The NSW government needs to commit to a moratorium on new coal-fired power stations and plan a transition away from dirty coal to clean energy technologies such as wind, solar and geothermal.


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Christmas Coal Protest – State Parliament 8am Thursday 16 Dec

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments

8am outside State Parliament, to protest the NSW coal expansion.coal-train330
The theme will be “we don’t want coal for Christmas” – there will be a xmas tree and we will be handing out lumps of coal wrapped in ribbon to State Labour politicians as they arrive for an ALP caucus meeting.
Bring along santa hats and “no new coal” placards – or just turn up.
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Help promote Walk Against Warming

November 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Photo: Annaliese Frank

Photo: Annaliese Frank

This year’s Walk Against Warming takes place in the middle of the Copenhagen global climate negotiations as part of a global day of action.

It is important to get as many people there as possible to put pressure on Kevin Rudd and other world leaders to agree to strong action on climate change.

You can help!

We need volunteers to help promote Walk Against Warming.

  • Letterboxing – go for a walk in your neighbourhood and put Walk Against Warming leaflets in letterboxes
  • Postering – put up some posters on poles in your local shopping strip, or ask your local shops to display the poster in their window.
  • Street stalls – run a street stall at your local shopping centre on saturday morning and hand out leaflets
  • Train stations – an effective way to reach people is to hand them a leaflet as they arrive at the train station on their way to work (they have plenty of time to read the leaflet waiting for the train).

We can supply leaflets and posters.  Please email Max - or phone: 9279 2466.

You can pick up leaflets and posters at the Nature Conservation Council’s office

Level 2, 301 Kent Street Sydney (9am – 6pm)

We can deliver or post leaflets and posters to you (if you are unable to pick up).WAW08

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