Big Solar in the Rain!

Big Solar in the Rain!

NQCC’s Townsville launch of the Big Solar campaign will go ahead come rain or shine! According to co-organiser Janet Dearden “Nothing will dampen our enthusiasm for Big Solar”.

The campaign, one of many around the country, will call on the federal government to commit, this year, to at least 2000MW of Big Solar projects (either solar thermal or solar PV power stations) to be built by 2015.

We’ll be gathering at 9.30am this Sunday (18 March) on the banks of Ross Creek near Victoria Bridge to form the words ‘BIG SOLAR’, using massed people to make the shape of the letters. And of course, we’ll be inviting the media. Together we can make a difference! Let’s show our support for BIG SOLAR and make our MPs pay attention!

Four of the five candidates at NQQC’s ‘The Environment and the Election’ forum held on Thursday 15 March at Townsville Yacht Club promised to be there – so this is your chance to show your support for Big Solar while bending the ear of an election candidate!

Bring HighViz gear, a small mirror, plenty of enthusiasm – and an umbrella!

For more information, check out our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/387796771234335/ or contact Janet (4724 2072), Mary (4725 7245) or Gerald (0401 429 021).

Will you help us launch NQCC’S BIG SOLAR Campaign on Sunday 18 March?

Following from the success of last year’s Coal Seam Gas rally, we will be launching our BIG SOLAR Campaign in Townsville on Sunday 18 March. In support of the national BIG SOLAR Campaign by 100% Renewable Energy, we are calling for the Government to commit, this year, to at least 2000MW of Big Solar projects (either solar thermal or solar PV power stations) to be built by 2015.

To achieve this we’re going to need public support and the attention of the media. So we’ll be gathering on the banks of Ross Creek near Victoria Bridge to form the words ‘BIG SOLAR’, using massed people to make the shape of the letters. And of course, we’ll be inviting the media. Afterwards we’ll have a CELEBRATION with live music and free food. We’ll also have speakers, posters, banners and information on the BIG SOLAR Campaign.

Can you come along? Together we can make a difference! Let’s show our support for BIG SOLAR and make our MPs pay attention!

Where: On the banks of Ross Creek near the Victoria Bridge – between the river, Victoria Bridge and Dean Street – South Townsville

When: 9.30am, Sunday 18 March

Want to be involved by helping with this event (even in a small way)? We’d love you to join us.

For more information, check out our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/387796771234335/ or contact Janet (4724 2072), Mary (4725 7245) or Gerald (0401 429 021).

‘The Environment and the Election’ forum – Thursday 15 March

Now here’s an important date for your diary!

Candidates for the State seat of Townsville will present their views and answer questions about the environment at ‘The Environment and the Election’ forum to be held at the Townsville Yacht Club at 6pm on Thursday 15 March.

The forum, organised by North Queensland Conservation Council, will give members of the public the chance to compare the environmental policies of the parties, as briefly presented by the candidates, and to ask questions during the Q&A session – which will take up most of the forum.

In announcing the forum, NQCC Coordinator Wendy Tubman said “We are aware that there is a lot of community interest and concern about the local and broader environment and how State government policy will affect it.

Whether it’s solar power and renewable energy, protection of the reef, coastal development, the future of coal seam gas in the area or something else again, the forum will provide the opportunity to ask specific questions about specific environmental issues that are influenced by the State government.”

The forum is free of charge and open to all.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Beyond Zero Emissions

One of NQCC’s three major campaigns for 2012 focuses on addressing the overwhelming issue of global climate change by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.

A large part of our Climate Change & Renewable Energy (CCRE) campaign focuses on the Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) movement – clear demonstration if ever there was one that a rapid transition to a clean, healthy renewable-energy-based  economy is possible and affordable NOW!

Three of NQCC’s Management Committee, Janet Dearden, Mary Jones and Gerald Soworka, are trained to speak on BZE and are available to address your group.

To arrange a time for a presentation, contact the NQCC Coordinator: office@nqcc.org.au