This Is Serious

Are you feeling frustrated, upset and agitated witnessing the impacts of climate change and seeing little to know political action in response? Join simple and effective action to show the world you think this is serious.  Continue reading

Newcastle City Council Divests from Fossil Fuels

The City of Newcastle Council voted last night to focus investments away from environmentally and socially destructive entities, including Australia’s Big Four Banks. With a total investment portfolio of $270 million, the groundbreaking move makes Newcastle the fourth, and largest Council in New South Wales, and the seventh in the country to divest. Continue reading

Sacrificed for coal: The Hunter Valley

For decades the people of the Hunter Valley have tolerated their coal mine neighbours, despite the damage to the tourism and agriculture industries and health impacts. Continue reading

Community Speaks Out Against T4

Last week, concerned citizens, small business owners, farmers, tourism operators, air quality and biodiversity experts, economists, our Lord Mayor and other elected representatives, mothers, fathers and grandparents called on the Planning Assessment Commission to reject the proposed fourth coal terminal (T4) for Newcastle. Continue reading

Public Hearing Announced for Coal Terminal

On the 13th July, the proposal to build a yet another massive new coal terminal in Newcastle will be before the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for the final time. Last year, we staged the biggest turn-out in NSW history for a PAC Public Hearing, when more than 120 people stood up to tell the Commissioners that T4 has no place in Hunter's economic future. Continue reading

Why We Oppose the Fourth Coal Terminal

The Terminal 4 Project is a proposal for a fourth coal export terminal to be located on Kooragang Island in the Port of Newcastle. Here's why we are campaigning against its approval. Continue reading

Public Health Opportunities from Action on Climate Change

Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, a team of 60 international experts today declared in a special report for The Lancet medical journal. Continue reading

Support Your Local This World Environment Day

The Hunter Community Environment Centre is proud to be hosting a Gala Celebration for World Environment Day this year. This is our major fundraising event for the year, and your chance to support your local environment centre. Continue reading

Newcastle Raises The Heat on Commonwealth Bank over Climate

A series of rolling protests took place this morning at Commonwealth Bank branches across Newcastle, as concerned CommBank customers and other Newcastle residents join people around the country calling on the bank to publicly rule out finance for the dangerous Galilee Basin coal mining project and the associated Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading

Environmentalists call for Hunter to be recognised as an air pollution priority

Environmentalists say it is vital a national Clean Air Agreement recognises the Hunter region as an air pollution priority. A Commowealth discussion paper has just been released which makes specific mention of air pollution problems being experienced in the Hunter. But John Mackenzie from the Hunter Community Environment Centre said the paper fails to mention the word 'coal' and its impacts. Continue reading