Thank you to those who attended the Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities event held at Brighton Secondary College on 15/10/2014. Photos, videos and slide presentations of the event have been published HERE.

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


BCCAG AWARDED $5000 GRANT FROM THE BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL

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, REPLAS, who will recycle the plastic bags and make these 200 useful PRODUCTS.

BCCAG’s trial will provide 6 distinctive red bins at 6 locations across Bayside. So far, the Beaumaris Library, the Bayside Council Offices, St Stephens Church (North Rd, Brighton) and two Bambini’s Childcare Centres (Brighton) have agreed to come on board.

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 10.30am by the Mayor or Council Representative. Neil Blake (aka Captain Trash) from the Port Phillip EcoCentre and staunch campaigner for reducing plastic rubbish in the Bay will also be joining us.

Come along and join in the fun!