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. 

In response to news reports or events that are linked to climate change, we will be immediately getting out on the street, alone or in groups, to demand swift and decisive response. Using an SMS alert list and social media, we will find each other and express our will to change our ways, stop burning coal and driving climate change. 

How does it work?

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.

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.

In recent times however, they have had enough.

The unchecked expansion of mining is pushing these other industries to the brink, causing terrible damage to public health and ecosystems too. With the coal market in decline, continuing support for this industry is choking off alternative job options for the Hunter Valley.

So where do we draw the line?

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.

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.

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.