Join the campaign against climate change

Climate Action Newtown (CAN) is a local community organisation based in Newtown NSW. Our aim is to persuade our governments to take meaningful action against global warming. CAN is a not-for profit organisation. All members are volunteers and the group is not aligned with any political party. New active members are always welcome!

Click here to subscribe to the monthly newsletter where you can find out more about upcoming activities and breaking news about climate change. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Our goal is to create awareness among the local community that we are faced with a real climate emergency, and create pressure on our elected representatives to take strong action against climate change. We believe Australia needs to take urgent steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition our economy to a low carbon future based on 100% renewable energy.

Our members are local residents from the inner-west of Sydney. We have strong links with other groups in our community including environmental organisations, local student organisations, bike groups and the local food coop. All member of Climate Action Newtown are volunteers and the group is politically unaligned.

Join us! On your own it is hard to take action against climate change, but together we can make a difference. If you live in Newtown, Redfern, Marrickville, Glebe, Leichhardt or any other part of Sydney’s inner west, email Lindsay at climate.action.newtown@gmail.com to find out more.

We meet every second Wednesday, 6:30pm in Newtown. Membership is free, email us to find out where we meet. Come along, new members are always welcome!

Climate Scepticism? There’s an app for that…

Forget getting heckled or out-debated, here’s a neat app to stop those dinner table conversations getting out of hand… www.skepticalscience.com/skeptical-science-iphone-app.html

Australia’s Climate Action Summit 2010

Our governments are not providing real climate solutions. Whether it’s the CPRS or Copenhagen, we deserve better. This conference will provide three days worth of strategy, workshops and discussions for the grassroots movement against climate change in 2010. Join community members and guest speakers from around the country and get involved in campaigning for a safe climate future.

For more information contact 2010climatesummit@gmail.com or
visit www.climatesummit.org.au.

ABC Hungry Beast’s Dan Ilic takes a closer look at the new Australian Coal Association TV commercial which is running in regional mining towns across the country.

No New Coal Plants – fun family action – 10am this Saturday 30th January at Bondi Beach.

Turn up for a bit to clean some coal(!), and join us for a nice swim afterwards to cool off! See the events page or tune into our facebook group or twitter account for more details.

Say NO to new coal power in NSW

The Keneally Government is moving forward with plans for 2 new coal-fired power stations in NSW (one in Lithgow, one in the Hunter). If built, these plants will increase NSW’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15% and undermine the future for green energy jobs. New coal power will be an economic and environmental disaster for NSW.

Send Premier Keneally a No New Coal Power message today by signing the petition online.

Or download the petition and get your friends to sign it.

For more info about the campaign, click here, it’s being supported by NSW Greens, and environment and climate action groups from across NSW.

Vigil for survival – Friday 11th December, 6-7pm

On Friday 11th Dec, members of CAN and the public held vigil at Sydney’s Town Hall steps, to coincide with the middle of the Copenhagen talks and over 2000 other vigils planned across the globe that weekend as a response to a call from 350.org. We called for world leaders to actively reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to below 350 parts per million. More on the events page.

STOP PRESS At the recent Nature Conservation Council of NSW World Environment Day Conservation Awards 2009, Climate Action Newtown won the Climate Movement Award for the most inspiring climate action initiative by a climate change community group. We’re stoked to be recognised by NCC and Climate Movement for all the work we’ve been doing over the last year in the community to raise awareness about climate change.

350 day – October 24th 2009

350 day action


See more photos from Climate Action Newtown’s action as part of the international day of action 350.org. Or watch a time-lapse of the iceberg construction on YouTube.

We engaged Newtown’s community creatively and sent a visual a message about 350ppm and the need for urgent action on climate change to our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Read about us in the Inner West Courier.

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