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On this page you will find actions which are part of ongoing campaigns Climate Change Balmain Rozelle is supporting.

Climate Change Balmain Rozelle communicates and coordinates with other environmental campaigning organisations to get across the issues and stay up-to-date. We distill key information from the reams of detail and provide you with background Fact Sheets to help inform your views and keep across issues. We aim to provide information tools to make your contribution focussed, efficient and effective.

How green is your money?
Make a fuss/make a switch

Retiree with superannuation? Young person with a bank account? Company shareholder? Your savings are invested in projects that can either increase global warming – or slow it down.

Do you know how your bank or super fund invests your money? This short survey will help you find out.

When governments fail to act with urgency, others need to step up. Forward-thinking companies recognise that for their survival, and ours, they need to divest from fossil fuels. Taking care of the climate is responsible economic management.

How is YOUR money being used? Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle is working with Market Forces to help you tell your financial institution that YOU recognise the risk of business-as-usual. Don’t just make a switch, make a fuss to effect change.

What you can do

  • Take the survey to see what your financial institutions are up to and what you can do about it.

  • Share the survey with your friends and family to get them thinking.

  • Put your bank on notice and tell your super fund you want them to do better (Market Forces website has a letter ready for you to send).

  • Find a new bank or super fund that better aligns with your values - but make a fuss to your existing one first!

School Strike 4 Climate: a message for our politicians

On September 25, school students across Australia will be calling on politicians to Fund Our Future not Gas. CCBR supporters have already begun to amplify the message - socially distanced of course!

There has never been a more important time to ensure that, as we recover from the current economic shock, our future jobs and industries are based on the clean renewable resources Australia has in abundance, as well as on the principle of inter-generational justice.

Yet our Federal Government's response is heaviiy weighted to using public money to support the expansion of gas, both domestically and as an export. We've asked for a meeting with our local MP, Anthony Albanese, to ask about his policy in coal and gas, and the transition we must have over the next decade.

What you can do

Stop Adani from destroying lives of indigenous people in India

Adani plans to ship coal from its proposed Carmichael coal project in Queensland to Godda in eastern India where they are constructing a new coal-fired power station to burn Australian coal to generate dirty, overpriced power for Bangladesh. Adani’s proposed coal plant at Godda will displace thousands of Indigenous adivasi (Aboriginal) people, and be highly polluting for the local community and global climate.

In September 2019, Adani’s newly proposed water pipeline for the coal power plant received approval, enabling Adani to take 36 billion litres a year out of the Ganges to support their power plant. The surrounding communities continue to resist Adani’s plan despite serious oppression.

What you can do

Narrabri gas campaign

Update: The Independent Planning Commission is due to deliver its judgement on or before 30 September.

The NSW Government has recommended approval of an 850-well coal seam gas field in the Pilliga forest wilderness and farmland near Narrabri.

This represents an enormous expansion of NSW gas extraction ( 4 times the size of previously approved CSG projects in NSW).

The Pilliga is the largest temperate forest we have left in the state. Turning it into an industrial gas field will poison groundwater, carve up the forest with roads and pipelines, endanger koalas and other threatened species, and increase the risk of wildfires.

Encourage the Independent Planning Commission to decide against expansion of Coal Seam Gas mining in Pilliga area by mining giant Santos. Make your submission by August 10.