Zero Net Emissions by 2025

enews Oct 27th

Posted on 27 October 2006 by e-news

An Inconvenient Truth, the Council joins in….

  • MASG welcomes the Mount Alexander Shire Council’s decision to participate in this event in conjunction with Origin Energy, Department of Sustainability and Environment, the North Central Catchment Management Authority and the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance. MASG will be coordinating this special invitation screening on Nov 23rd for community leaders, business people and decision makers of the Shire.
  • MASG meetings:, Climate Institute Briefing in Bendigo Tues 24th , Permaculture Design Course Students Thurs 26th, North Central CMA Fri 27th , Castlemaine Community House Fri 27th.Upcoming MASG Events
  • Question the Candidates on Climate Change: Wendy French has invited State Election candidates to answer questions on Climate Change to be chaired by Terry White. Nov 13th Maldon Community Centre Supper Room, 7.30pm. Let’s go along and here their answers. For details Tel Wendy 54706978
  • Monthly MASG Quick and Clean Friday evenings: Catch up on the workings of MASG projects & working groups in a one hour gathering. Next one is Friday Nov 3rd 5.30-6. 30pm @ MASG offices. These gatherings have an informal flavour, this month the “Sustainability Priest” will be present to hear our all our confessions…

MASG Requests

  1. “An Inconvenient Truth”. Thanks to those twelve people who have put up their hands to assist us put on the special screening on Nov 23rd. We still need volunteers to staff a MASG table during other screenings. Ring Dean @ office 54 70 6978 or email
  2. Question the Candidates on Climate Change Wendy would like help with note takers and people to help provide some light supper for Nov 13th. Tel Wendy on 54 70 6978
  3. Maldon Folk Festival. MASG has been offered a small space on a table @ Maldon Primary School Market during the MFF on Saturday Nov 4th. If you can help staff the table contact Dean 54 70 69789 or Wendy 54 70 6978


Please note these events/ websites/ literature are not MASG endorsed and are for member’s information only.
Coliban Water Education sessions Gardens in dry times Thur 9th Nov @ Buda House, Castlemaine. 2 sessions 1-3pm and 6-8pm. Bendigo Mon 13th Nov 1pm -3pm and 6pm -8pm Tues 14th Nov 9am-11am Bookings essential tel: 1300 304 80
Ecological Timeline Mural has opened and is a must see, opposite the Phee Broadway in Mechanics Ln
Ma Lets Trading Days, 3rd Friday of every month: Friday 17th Nov and Friday 15th Dec, Wesley Hall, 5pm -7pm
International Day of Action on Climate Change: Walk v Warming 4th Nov a nationwide day of action in capital cities, Melbourne – 1pm Town Hall (walk to Birrarung Marr) see:
Agitation Hill Series Wed Nov 1 7.30pm. Meet the Candidates for local seats in the State Elections.
5 point plan to address Climate Change…an Inconvenient Prime Minister is given some pointers on what to do since he has discovered climate change…1) We must make it against the law for greenhouse gas emissions to go up any further, and instead aggressively drive them back down.2) Put an economic incentive in place to reduce pollution and encourage energy efficiency and innovation. 3) Ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the only international treaty that addresses climate change, joining the global solution and making the low-carbon transition easier on Australia’s economy.4) Legislate medium and long-term targets for meeting our energy needs from clean, renewable sources. 5) Kick the coal addiction, and provide a just transition for miners and their communities. See
Infamous Postscripts…..Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944), was an American mechanical engineer turned chemist. He developed both the tetra-ethyl lead (TEL) additive to gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and held over a hundred patents. While lauded at the time for his discoveries, today his legacy is seen as far more mixed considering the serious negative environmental impacts of these innovations. One historian remarked that Midgley “had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in earth history.” (maybe apart from George W Bush and his deputy…) From wikipedia See:
“An effective and credible response requires Australia’s national greenhouse gas emissions go down, not up. The Australian Government’s current policy has already increased emissions by 10% over the last decade and is set to increase them by a further 17% by 2020,”
Corin Millais Chief Executive of the Climate Institute.

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