Climate & Energy Justice

Job opportunity: Healthy Futures Digital Organiser

Friends of the Earth member group, Healthy Futures, is looking for a Digital Organiser to join their team of healthcare workers and community members taking action to address climate change and related threats to health in Australia. Applications close 11:59PM, 24th January 2021.
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Land & water

Myponga Reservoir in South Australia. A National Pesticide Hotspot?

Myponga Reservoir on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula is the latest water body to be identified by Friends of the Earth as a pesticide hotspot. 
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Land & water

Water Industry a Major Source of PFAS Contamination

Friends of the Earth is concerned that the $23 billion water industry is a major source of PFAS contamination over potentially tens of thousands of hectares of land across Australia. With the push on to increase the availability of recycled water in the world's driest continent, the potential toxic nature of inadequately treated recycled water and biosolids raises plenty of concerns. Melbourne Water's Eastern Treatment Plant
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Food & Technology

TAKE ACTION: Why is Queensland fast tracking a blanket approval for irradiation of all fruit and vegetables?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is recommending the irradiation of all fresh fruit and vegetables. NOW is the time to write a submission - the deadline is now 24th December 2020, at 6pm AEDT - extended after community pressure.
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Economics for Earth

Earthworker Newsletter - December 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, to say the least. Although this year threw us a lot of curveballs, we are proud of what we have been able to achieve and we couldn't have done it without your support. Our members, organisers and worker-owners mobilised to support their communities throughout the pandemic and resulting recession. With the year coming to a close, we are reflecting on the past 12 months as a period of growth and resilience building.  
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Climate & Energy Justice

FoE takes Shell to court #ClimateCase

Shell Oil, one of the biggest climate polluters in the world, finally faces court in December This is a potential game-changer because if successful, Friends of the Earth Netherlands historic climate case against Shell would rule that the oil corporation must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050. This would have global repercussions that would extend to Shell's investments in Australia.
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Economics for Earth

Bushfire survivors and Friends of Earth’s response to Initial Assessment of ANZ climate complaint under OECD guidelines

Three survivors joined Friends of the Earth to accuse ANZ of misleading consumers by investing in fossil fuel projects.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Introducing Climate Live 2021

Introducing Climate Live 2021, organised by School Strike 4 Climate and Green Music Australia with support from Friends of the Earth.
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Land & water

Solidarity with Bangladeshi communities saying NO to MAAR Ltd.’s toxic waste

Friends of the Earth Australia have signed on to a statement of solidarity (below) with Bangladeshi communities mobilising to protect their canals against the dumping of toxic industrial waste.
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Land & water

EPBC review - please write a submission

The federal government has been trying to ‘reform’ the environmental assessment laws for major projects. They have now tabled amended legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives in September.  
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