Knitting Nannas from Sydney and the Hunter joined a rally and march in Sydney last Saturday to call for much stronger climate action by the global leaders gathered at the COP27 in Egypt.
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Letter to Premier re Narrabri Gas
Dear Premier, The media has reported that you will be meeting Santos CEO, Kevin Gallagher, during this week to talk about approval of the Narrabri Gas Project. This project has united Gomeroi people, farmers, environmentalists, unionists, scientists and economists, a feat politicians can only dream of! I am a member of the environmental group theContinue reading “Letter to Premier re Narrabri Gas”
IMARC Conference protest
Knitting Nannas are still puzzling over police actions at the International Mining and Resources Conference at Darling Harbour on Friday 4 November. One of the Sydney Nannas struggled to make sense of what’s going on in the following short video.
Nanna condemns police intimidation
Media Release: The Climate Coalition Sydney is alarmed by police intimidation of environmentalists in the lead up to the International Mining and Resources Conference next week. The alliance of climate action and environmental groups has vowed to continue to rally against expanding coal and gas mining and to push for a step up in actionsContinue reading “Nanna condemns police intimidation”
Nannas at Whitehaven Coal AGM
Whitehaven’s AGM on Thursday was more than the executives bargained for. Environmental groups rallied outside the meeting at the Mint in Sydney, while in the meeting shareholders questioned the company’s plans to double coal production in the midst of a climate emergency.
Athletes and teams from various sports across Australia are ditching fossil fuel companies as sponsors. Following a public outcry, Tennis Australia dropped Santos sponsorship from the Australian Open after one year. Now a video captures the Sydney Knitting Nannas chasing Santos off the croquet court.
Tamboran Resourses AGM
On Tuesday, Sydney Knitting Nannas joined other groups outside Tamboran Resources AGM to protest against fracking for gas in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. Energy retailer, Origin, recently sold their interest in the project and announced plans to exit the gas exploration business and focus on a renewable energy transition. A long campaignContinue reading “Tamboran Resourses AGM”
Nannas Plot at a Retreat
Last week a group of Sydney Knitting Nannas left the city for the country, taking a few days to recharge, sing and plot. They were fun-filled days with lots of activities and food. First thing each day was a Qigong class with Nanna Penny on the verandah where we could tune into the noises of nature.Continue reading “Nannas Plot at a Retreat”
Nannas say NO to incinerators
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends attended a rally outside the Land & Environment Court on Tuesday about the New Generation Energy from Waste Facility at Eastern Creek. Western Sydney residents have fought off the incinerators twice but the industry hasn’t given up. Nannas are calling for real solutions to the waste crisis, and a banContinue reading “Nannas say NO to incinerators”
Nannas at Adventure Walk
Today, Sydney Knitting Nannas had a fabulous day on an adventure walk and picnic starting at Callan Park Bushcare. As it was a sunny day, Nannas set up near a shady tree on the walk along Parramatta River. Many people and families stopped and talked to the Nannas. The children enjoyed making koala masks, thenContinue reading “Nannas at Adventure Walk”