Question your super fund

It’s time to talk to our super funds about climate change. They are responsible for our retirement savings and achieving good returns on our investments. Many of them have adopted net zero by 2050 policies, but we need to question what they are doing now to prevent climate disaster. Research by Market Forces shows some of the funds have helped to vote down shareholders’ climate action motions at the big banks’ AGMs.Continue reading “Question your super fund”

Council Election Check List

It is compulsory for people in NSW aged 18 and over to vote in the local council elections to be held on Saturday 4 December. Sydney Knitting Nannas have compiled some links on how, when and where to vote, and checklists on what your council should do to reduce emissions, minimise waste and make their Local Government Area (LGA) more liveable.Continue reading “Council Election Check List”

Stop Whitehaven’s vandalism – increase fines

Whitehaven Coal is well known for their environmental offences in and near their mines in North West NSW. The most recent fine of $30,000 issued by the EPA was for polluting a creek near the Tarrawonga mine. This was their third offence of this type in two years. In August this year they were convicted in the Land and Environment Court for 19 breaches of their approval conditions and their failure to rehabilitate drill sites.Continue reading “Stop Whitehaven’s vandalism – increase fines”