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  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    Frack-Off Fridays Vigils in Sydney, Australia

    Frack-off Friday Vigils

    Did you know that Origin Energy is proposing to frack in the Northern Territory? With the moratorium on fracking lifted, there is now a live threat of exploration fracking kicking off in just a few months, putting land, water and communities at serious risk.  

    Traditional Owners from the region targeted by Origin’s fracking are saying clearly that there has not been proper consultation, and they want to protect their country from fracking.

    Can you help get the message out?  With so much at risk, we are heading to Origin Energy’s Sydney office each Friday to have powerful conversations with Origin’s employees about fracking in the Northern Territory and the impacts on climate.  

    Can you join Lock the Gate, Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network (SEED), Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and other allies at these events to be held every Friday at 8 am - 9 am? We will be handing out flyers to Origin Staff who enter the building and engage in meaningful conservations staff who are unaware and or concerned about fracking and climate. Please RSVP below. 

    Facebook event here:

    The key issues and further background information:

     

    • Traditional Owners are saying they haven’t been properly consulted and have been saying no to fracking for years.

     

    • A recent report by the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney showed that Origin has not done the necessary consultation to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of Aboriginal communities for their fracking plans.

     

    • Big fracking companies, including Origin Energy, are lining up to drill through precious groundwater and dump the waste on country.

     

    • Shale gas from the Northern Territory, when burned, will make the Northern Territory one of the biggest polluters per capita in the world and push global warming over 1.5°C, causing irreversible damage to our climate.

     

    • Origin pride themselves on their “Good Energy” brand, but they still rely heavily on fossil fuels and are investing in huge new fossil fuel projects.

     

    • Drilling for gas in the Beetaloo Basin would damage our climate, polluting more into our atmosphere than the Adani coal mine and fueling more extreme weather events like heat waves, floods and bushfires.
  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 12:00 PM through July 08, 2019 · 7 rsvps

    Bylong Valley Trip

    Would you like to visit the Bylong Valley? Final dates are yet to be announced but we are hoping to confirm the 6th and 7th of July. So please pencil these dates into your diary!

    NSW Farmers describe the Valley as having some of the best soils in Australia. The NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) is in the final stages of decision making on this mine. Regardless of the IPC's decision, we're hoping city people will join us to visit the Valley and to meet local landholders to understand why this mine is a bad idea and how it will impact farmers and our climate.

    The weekend will be hosted by local farmers, Bylong Valley Protection Alliance and Lock the Gate. 

    Please note that we are also working to confirm major country music artists for a campground shin-dig. RSVP below for further updates. 

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