Nanna visits forest near Batemans Bay

Nanna Bron saw a bit of the native forest logging firsthand last week when she called in to Batemans Bay on her holiday travels. She contacted the Brooman State Forest Conservation Group, which we met in October last year when they succeeded in getting the 20,000 signatures on the petition they presented to Parliament. They were very keenContinue reading “Nanna visits forest near Batemans Bay”

State of Environment Report

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”

Give Peace a Dance Video

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”

Plans to convert coal fired power plant to wood

Please have your say about Verdant Earth Technologies’ plan to convert Redbank coal fired power plant (which closed in 2014) to a wood fired power plant. If approved it will generate 2 million tonnes of C02 each year. It would also result in increased forest logging and destruction of the habitat of threatened species. ItContinue reading “Plans to convert coal fired power plant to wood”

Action of the Week

Soon the Senate will be asked to vote on amendments that would weaken our national nature laws further. Prominent people have called the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act weak and not fit for purpose. That’s why Australia leads the world on species extinctions, loss of habitat, deforestation and land degradation.

Nannas Support Leadbeater’s Possum and Friends

A Leadbeater’s Possum, a Long-nosed Potoroo and a Greater Glider met outside the Supreme Court in Sydney on 12th April where the Friends of the Leadbeater’s  Possum were defending their win against Vic Forests, who have appealed. Vic Forests wants to destroy the habitat of these special and rare creatures. Sydney Knitting Nannas were thereContinue reading “Nannas Support Leadbeater’s Possum and Friends”