Category: Environment

Randwick Council Green Mayor Lindsay Shurey bans single use plastics – 27th June 2018

DISCLAIMER – the following is a Randwick City Council Media Release Single use plastics such as plastic bags, drink bottles and drinking straws will be banned from all Randwick City Council operations and events commencing 1 July 2018, Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey announced today. The decision from the Council Meeting of 26 June 2018 is …

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Anti Adani protestors call for councils to divest at National General Assembly of Councils – 19th June 2018

Repower Coogee supporters hold the blue line where a 7 metre sea level rise will be at Coogee Beach by the end of the centruary – 19th May 2018

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson joined today’s event at Coogee Beach staged by Repower Coogee’s public push to make rising sea levels a NSW state election issue. “Bleached coral, heatwaves, bushfires, and floods. Our climate is changing and causing a raft of environmental disasters. It’s time to draw a line in the sand. Join us …

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Randwick Council’s Environment Committee is re-established by its Greens Councillors – 2nd May 2018

The Greens have managed to get Randwick Council’s specialist Environment Committee re-established after it was disbanded in February this year along with a number of other committees Greens Councillor Murray Matson who moved the successful motion wrote in the background section to it that: “It is desirable to maintain public confidence in our hard won …

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Local Randwick-Botany Greens Councillor says the community has won the fight to name the Alison Road light rail stop after Centennial Park – 12th April 2018

“The Randwick Green Councillors supported the community, Transport for NSW and Centennial Parklands who also originally wanted a park related name” say local Greens. Greens Councillor Murray Matson is arguing that the name change as reported today in mainstream media actually reflects community support for a park related name. A previous plans to name the …

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MacDonalds UK bans plastic straws – will MacDonalds Australia follow? – 9th April 2018

Media Statement by Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson on the plastic straw issue. Inspiring news! MacDonalds UK is ditching plastic straws! Local environmentalists have told Randwick-Botany Greens Councillors that plastic straws are one of the main pollutants found on the local Coogee Beach. Can we successfully lobby to have MacDonald’s Australia to follow up and …

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Randwick-Botany Greens amend latest version of Randwick Council’s 20 year plan to include goal of achieving net zero emissions – 15th February 2018

Greens Councillor Philipa Veitch has made key changes to the revised 20-Year Randwick City Plan, which now includes an in-principle target of net zero emissions by 2030. She said today, “The Greens have been pushing for Randwick Council to become orientated towards achieving net zero emissions in our local area. It is an exciting goal …

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#TimeToChoose: Make it a massive rally against coal and gas mining, 12 noon March 24th 2018, Hyde Park North, Sydney CBD

On Saturday, 24 March 2018, people from around the state will converge on Sydney to make an unmistakable call to protect land, water and people from the impacts of coal and gas mining. The march will be led by First Nations people, followed by riders on horseback. It will feature gasfield free communities and coal-affected …

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