Relevent local links

Twitter accounts

New South Wales local level Greens groups

The Australian Greens Party

Australian Greens partys at a state level

Individual Australian Green Politicians (mainly federal and some state)

International Greens Partys

Australian Greens Political Party Campaigns and Resources

  • Democracy 4 Sale. “The Democracy4sale project is an initiative of the Greens NSW. The Greens took a leading role in the campaign to reform political donations because we believe donations taint the democratic process.”

Some Local New South Wales Councils and Relevant Government Bodies

General Sydney Environment and Community Groups

  • Nick Possum
  • Greenpeace Australia
  • CDL “Bottle Bill Resource Guide”
  • GetUp! Action For Australia. GetUp is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation which aims to build a more progressive Australia by giving everyday Australians the opportunity to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues. Whether it is sending an email to a member of parliament, engaging with the media, attending an event or helping to get a television ad on the air, GetUp members take targeted, coordinated and strategic action to effect real change. GetUp does not back any particular party, but aims to build an accountable and progressive Australia – an Australia which values economic fairness, social justice and environmental sustainability at its core. GetUp is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on small donations to fund its work and in-kind donations from the Australian public. GetUp does not accept donations from political parties or the Government.
  • No Gas Mining in Sydney.
  • Stop Coal Seam Gas Mining.

Local Sydney Eastern Suburbs Recreational, Sporting, and Community Service Groups

Local Sydney Eastern Suburbs Environment, Community and Political Sites

  • LAPEROUSE Social Change not Climate Change . Interesting local southern Randwick site that has recently started to express disturbing support for car and bus transport systems against Randwick City Council’s call for a light rail extension from the Sydney CBD. Should be juxtaposed against the pro light rail sites listed on this page to get the full picture.
  • Save Coogee Beach . “This site provides a platform to keep locals, ratepayers, and all those who enjoy Coogee Beach and its surrounding areas informed about: council, planning, development, issues, events, and groups etc.” Gives the resident view on the contentious proposal to allow high rize redevelopment on the Coogee Bay Hotel site.
  • Friends of Malabar Headland (FOMH) . Lists archival news items and presents a Draft Community Plan of Management for achieving the best outcome for the “Malabar Headland” site between Maroubra and Malabar beaches in Sydney.
  • Sustainability Street Phillip Bay . Lists archival news items and presents a Draft Community Plan of Management for achieving the best outcome for the “Malabar Headland” site between Maroubra and Malabar beaches in Sydney. On facebook.
  • “Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) is a growing coalition of climate-concerned individuals and community groups in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Our members hail from Dover Heights to La Perouse, and from Coogee to Waterloo.” Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) on facebook or Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) wordpress site.

Light Rail sites relevent to Randwick City Council

  • EcoTransit . Influential pro Australian light rail action group with extensive focus on Sydney opportunities (maps etc) and informative resources on mass transist issues.
  • Metro Light Rail: Better transport for Sydney. A Sydney Pro light rail site which busts myths including the argument that buses are more efficient.
  • Light Rail Now. Pro light rail with mainly American examples but does cover Australian projects with analysis of competing bus systems.
  • Brisbane Reality Check: The high cost of “cheap” busways. Looks at Brisbane’s BRT (‘Bus Rapid Transport’) system to explore the ‘myth’ that buses are more efficient than light rail systems.
  • Light Rail To Randwick. Official Randwick City Council Light Rail page on its’ proposal to extend light rail from the Sydney CBD to the UNSW (University of New South Wales).
  • City of Sydney Council Light Rail page. The Official web site of the City of Sydney Council. “The City of Sydney is committed to working with the State Government to deliver fast, reliable, and convenient transport for Sydney. The State Government is examining the feasibility of potential light rail extensions from Central Station to Circular Quay and on to Barangaroo. This link would connect people with retailers, businesses and services – strengthening Sydney’s critical economic role.”

General Sydney and Melbourne Public Transport sites including heavy and metro rail discussions.

  • Transport Sydney. Subtitled “All About Transport in Sydney”. A collection of transport blogs and information pages with the titles:

Peak oil consumption facts, economics of alternative energy systems

  • Are there alternatives to oil? Explains the EROEI (‘Energy Return on Energy Invested’) economic concept that reveals the efficiency of competing energy sources and raises some disturbing questions about whether enough cheap oil energy is actually left to build enough alternative energy technologies.
  • Let’s Build Big Solar- Wentworth. This local eastern suburbs site is part of a National Campaign “Let’s Build Big Solar”, taking place all across Australia. To create awareness of the cost cutting benefits for everyone, with this great new technology, Solar Thermal Power is the energy source for today’s and tomorrow’s increasing electricity demands.

Climate Change

  • 350 Local. Building a movement to match the challenge of climate change demands serious action. 350 Local is the place to go when you’re looking to do more than click a petition. It’s where you can connect with others and get more involved in building a movement for climate action in your community. It is designed to connect, facilitate and empower the 350 network online to spur powerful climate action offline in local communities everywhere.
  • 100% Renewable Energy. Supports the Build Big Solar campaign. They say: “Right now Australia faces a choice: we can continue our dependence on fossil fuels, keep mining and burning coal, keep polluting our air and water. We can keep damaging our farmland and heath, be left behind the rest of the world on investment and face an uncertain future with an unstable climate. Or we can make the switch to 100% clean renewable energy, creating a safer, healthier happier future for all.”

Local Sydney Eastern Suburbs Media

Urban Sustainability

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