'Addicted to Coal!' Friday August 1st, 2008 11.15am
This week's NPA Friday Environment Forum, following an abbreviated Open Forum debate, will welcome guest speaker, Graham Smith, co-ordinator of PAGE - Powerlines Action Group Eumundi, who will explain how the current threat imposed by the looming construction of mega electricity pylons across Sunshine Coast Hinterland, has come about through the "addiction to coal" mentality.
Given that Federal Government's mandatory target is 20% for renewable energy by 2020, and that the emissions trading system is to be in place by 2010, with a cap of 60% by 2050 - PAGE poses the question, "Why are these huge resources being channelled into this dated and destructive technology, instead of investing in renewable energy and sustainable development strategies?"
With many more interesting and challenging statistics and snippets of information, Graham's presentation is not to be missed. Every issue is relevant to all!
Noosa Park Café Update
For those who may not have received or read President, Ian Seel's bulletin in NPA newsletter, the latest information from Ian about the "storm in a teacup" will be read to members. Despite claims in the Press, he assures members they can be certain that any plans for hospitality were only to be for beverages by the glass, served under licensed conditions and as a service to enhance the Park experience of walkers and others. Clearly it is more desirable for the environment that a responsible organisation with a proven environmental focus, provides this service, for many reasons including matters such as litter management, which will be dealt with even more stringently.
Next week, Friday August 8th, 2008 11.15am
Catherine Cheung will give an inspiring presentation about NICA's schools litter reduction initiative. She will shock even the most informed with some of the effects being felt globally by plastics at sea, and perhaps even more, by matters closer to home which subsequently impact further afield.
Catherine is working with local schools to raise awareness about this problem and to encourage schools to reduce amounts of litter and treatment of it. There are some inspiring outcomes from the "Rubbish-free Lunch" component which not only go reduce litter but foster healthier eating and potentially, cost less - so bring savings for parents!
Friday August 15th, 11.15am
Jeanette Alfredson, President of Noosa Museum
Jeanette will introduce members to the history of the museum, its contents and its' environmental and cultural significance to Noosa. She will bring artefacts of interest to show and will certainly encourage all to visit the museum.
Noosa Parks Association
All are welcome.
Meetings are held at the Environment Centre, Wallace Park, Noosaville.
Everyone is invited to morning coffee from 10am; to join the Friday Forum discussions on topical environmental issues from 10.30am, and to hear the guest speaker from 11.15am.
This is the format for most meetings but please check program for details on the website or call Environment Centre on 5474 2486
Bird Observers Activity Group / FEF combined meetings are held bimonthly. The next meeting will be held on August 22nd featuring guest speaker, Scott Burnett talking about Cassowaries in North Queensland.
Environment Centre, Noosaville, Not Assigned
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