September 29, 2016

Politicians are at it again. The Prime Minister, the deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for the
Environment and Energy, Senator Nick Xenaphon as well as the usual suspects in the main stream media, including ABC News, have been linking the catastrophic failure of SA’s power supply to “too much renewable energy”. When individual states set ambitious targets for renewable energy for 2025-2030 while the Federal Government still has no target beyond 2020, nor any policies that will enable us to meet our Paris commitments – it’s a bit rich for federal ministers to complain when it’s their own inaction (indeed, foot-dragging resistance to doing anything) that puts us in the situation of some States deciding to take responsible decisions that will help de-carbonise our electricity generation....

September 5, 2016

The first South Australian organisation to gain Commonwealth Government certification as Carbon Neutral is – Uniting Communities!  It is also the first registered charity in Australia to be recognised in this way.

Being carbon neutral means that emissions from all Uniting Communities’ activities state wide are net zero.  How does a large organisation reduce its carbon emissions – from electricity, gas, waste, paper consumption, auto fuel and even workers commuting to and from work – to such an extent that it can be accredited as carbon neutral?

It has been a organisation-wide five year process.  In 2010 the Board made a decision to achieve carbon neutral status by 2015.  The Board and Executive Staff remained committed to this goal throughout, even though there were times when it looked as though th...

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Environmental Symposium 2015

The EAG Environmental Symposium was held Oct 17, 2015 in Playford Uniting Church. The key note address was delivered by Trevor Powell...

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