For ten years many of the Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have campaigned against coal and gas projects due to their emissions, the damage to the environment and the effects on climate change. We believe there was a tipping point in 2021. Most Australians accept that Climate Change is real, coal and gas mining areContinue reading “Nannas in Action in 2021”
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 theirContinue reading “Council Election Check List”
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have been concerned for some time about Lendlease’s housing developments on the Gilead estate near Campbelltown and their effect on the local koala population.
Two of our members live in Rob Stokes’ electorate, and they invited Nannas to this special rally outside his office to protest against the Kurri Kurri gas plant, which not only encourages the expansion of gas in NSW, but promises to be a $600 million white elephant, offering a pathetic ten long term jobs inContinue reading “No Kurri Kurri Gas Plant”
The Chair of Whitehaven Coal, former Nationals leader Mark Vaille, was asked an interesting question at the AGM this week. Ava Princi, one of the Sharma vs the Minister for the Environment case litigants, asked him to explain why the company was going ahead with the Vickery coal mine when the federal court had foundContinue reading “Nannas online trip to Whitehaven AGM”
What an inspiring bunch – calling out government waffle with powerful witty messages. Nannas will join the online strike in Sydney this Friday at 3pm – hope to see you there! Find your nearest strike here
Sydney Knitting Nannas & Friends were honoured to be invited to report on our non-violent environmental campaigning at the recent Raising Peace conference on Zoom. We spoke about saving our environment for the kiddies, what it’s like to be a Sydney Knitting Nanna, the Nannafesto and the Nannalution, our relationship with First Nations Australians, andContinue reading “Give Peace a Dance Video”
Dale Dengate has written and illustrated a booklet about stygofauna for Nannas to read to their grandchildren. Do you know what stygofauna are?
The Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends visit to the Macquarie Marshes inspired them to protect it and Nanna Sue Gee painted this picture of the area. Since then we have heard about the NSW Government’s proposed plan to replace the old weir at Gin Gin with a ‘super weir’ and we invited Mel Gray toContinue reading “Dubbo turns out to support Macquarie River”
A toxic mixture of salt, chemicals and water from the coal seams spilled out of the Bibblewindi Water Treatment Plant in the Pilliga Forest 10 years ago on 25th June. These photographs, taken since 2015, show how hard it is to regrow vegetation on this site.