Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends have written letters to MPs in an attempt to wake them up to the impacts of coal mining in the Greater Sydney Water Catchment. South32’s proposed 30 year extension of their Dendrobium Mine underlies the drinking water of five million people in Greater Sydney.
Sydney Knitting Nannas co-hosted a ‘No New Coal and Gas’ rally at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday. A series of excellent speakers were introduced by organiser Rachel Evans and Nanna Marie. After the short and passionate speeches the group marched to Hyde Park, pausing along the way to observe a minute’s silence for all theContinue reading “No New Coal and Gas Rally”
Sydney Knitting Nannas are searching through their signs and placards to find the right ones for the many upcoming events. New signs will be painted on scraps of cardboard or knitted and/or crocheted by crafty Nannas.
Nine Lives for our Planet by John Watts is a collection of personal stories of nine inspiring women who cherish Earth. It got me in, this collection of personal stories of nine women who’ve put protecting the natural world at the centre of their lives. They’re from different generations, including my own. I liked thatContinue reading “Book Review”
Last Tuesday, Tanya Plibersek, the Minister for the Environment and Water, released the State of the Environment Report and delivered an address on it to the National Press Club. A small but determined group of Nannas joined environment activists for a rally outside her office, while others watched her address live on ABC News 24. It isContinue reading “State of Environment Report”
Five Knitting Nannas attended the Say No to Santos Protest outside Santos’ office in Sydney on Thursday. Nannas have long been campaigning against Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project which includes 850 coal seam wells on Gomeroi land in the Pilliga Forest and surrounding farmlands in north west NSW.
Bronwyn, Caroline and Janet met up with long time friend of the Nannas, Col, on Tuesday to attend the court hearing at Penrith for the Blockade Australia activists. The two imprisoned activists were released on bail, but with outrageous bail restrictions.
Knitting Nannas Against Gas in Lismore celebrated ten years of needling gas companies and politicians on Thursday 30 June. The tenth Nannaversary was a knit-in held where they started, outside their state MP’s offices in Lismore. They were joined by Nannas from Grafton, Sydney, Bellingen and Kyogle and some Poppies and Kiddies.
Last week Sydney Knitting Nannas went to Parliament House for the launch of a film KOALAS – the hard truths by Simon Reeves. Now the film is available for all to see on YouTube. Please watch this 18 minute film about the threats to koalas from dogs, cars and the loss of habitat due toContinue reading “New Koala film”
Sydney Knitting Nannas were back at the top of Martin Place on Friday protesting against waste-to-energy incinerators. We were joined by people representing the different areas in Sydney and the regions who will be affected. City and country campaigners were united in calling for real solutions to the waste crisis, not polluting incinerators.