Thank you to all of you who attended the Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities event on 15/10/2014. Photos of those who attended the event can be found HERE.A video of the event will be published on YouTube.com and a link will be sent to those who registered on Eventbrite or who said they were coming on Facebook.

BCCAG MONTHLY MEETING – TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2014
GUEST SPEAKER – JOHN CLARKE (CSIRO)
BEYOND AUSTRALIA: THE CLIMATE CHANGE PICTURE

This is our last guest speaker for 2014.

John is currently Manager of Climate Projections for Applications at CSIRO. He is recognised internationally for his role in developing the Pacific Climate Futures web-tool and associated training for which he received a CSIRO Special Recognition Award. He will discuss the highlights and difficulties in providing robust science around climate adaptation to some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, the developing island nations in the Asia Pacific region. He will also introduce the latest projections for Australia and demonstrate the new, enhanced Climate Change in Australia website.

Come along! Supper provided. Gold coin donation always appreciated. Here is an article about John’s work in the Cook Islands NEWS.

7.30pm Tuesday 25 November
Sandringham Uniting Church Hall
21 Trentham Street, Sandringham


NOW YOU CAN RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS

RED BINPlastic bags are killing our environment, clogging waterways and piling up in landfill. Bayside Climate Change Action Group have been awarded a Bayside Council grant to help recycle this waste, which will be turned into outdoor furniture, decking etc by a local Australian owned company.

BCCAG’s trial will provide 6 distinctive red bins at 6 locations across Bayside. One of the locations will be the Beaumaris Library, which already provides a range of recycling facilities. Others include the Bayside Council Offices, a Church, a Childcare Centre and Fitness Centre.

The project will include an education component explaining to residents how the system works and the many benefits. Less plastic rubbish means less greenhouse gases from production and landfill, helping in the battle against global warming, and less harm to precious wildlife and the natural environment.

It is to be officially launched during National Recycling Week at the Bayside Farmers’ Market on Saturday 15th November at 10.00am. Neil Blake (aka Captain Trash) from the Port Phillip Eco Centre and staunch campaigner for reducing plastic rubbish will be joining us.

Watch this space for more information.