Community Action for Sustainability

Current News

view:  full / summary

Q&A MAYORAL CANDIDATE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Posted on October 5, 2014 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

COMMUNITY ACTION SUSTAINABILITY PRESENTS

Q&A EVENT OF THE YEAR

Come and meet the Mayoral Candidates and hear them answer your questions.

Date: 17th October 2014

Time: 7.00 door open with local guitarist playing until 7.30pm

Venue: City Hall Mount Gambier

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Bar Open, Tea and Coffee supplied

ALL QUESTIONS must be emailed to [email protected] or posted to facebook page.

Link to the facebook page can be found https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mount-Gambier-Future-Mayor-QA-2014-presented-by-CAS/1473863576208701?ref=bookmarks" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here.

 

TED talks Poster info

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear CAS members and friends,

 

Have you ever heard of seen "TED Talks"?

Well if you have, then you know how stimulating and thought provoking they can be.

 

 

If not, then let's just say they're innovative and challenging ideas from around the world, presented by some of the planet's most creative thinkers.

 

 

You can get a tantalizing taste of TED Talks on a variety of stimulating subjects, on Friday 30th of May at the Dress Circle Theatre.

 

 

Please open the attached poster for full details. And tell your friends to come along as well!

TED talks Poster

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Unconventional GAS Forum at Penola April 14th

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

SELGA the South East Local Government association is hosting a forum on unconventional gasat Penola.

Monday 14th April 3pm to 5.30pm and then 6.30pm to 9pm. 

Rymill Hall, McCorkingdale Park, Cameron St, Penola.

-" Drop in" between 3pm and 5.30pm and talk to representatives from Beach Energy, Dept of Minerals and Energy DMITRE, and Dept of Water, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Anne Daw and Dr Richard Dennis from The Australia Institute.

Formal presentation chaired by Mayor Richard Vickery starts at 6.30pm with presentations by the speakers.

Currently Beach Energy have drilled one test well 4km deep - just south of Penola and are planning to move the drilling rig to V&A Lane for a further test well.

Ask questions and find out about your land rights.??

Find out about risks of industrialisation to our landscape, and risks of potential contamination of soil, water and air.

Dr Richard Dennis is the Executive Director of The Australia Institute a "think tank" based in Canberra and is an economist who is well versed in the complexities of politics, gas policy, mining industry, jobs and money.  He will be able to put this all into perspective for us and we are very pleased that the Limestone Coast wine and grapegrowers association are supporting his visit to Penola.

State Election Results

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

The SA State election results have now been finalised.

CAS would like to congratulate the new Member of Parliament for Mount Gambier Troy Bell and we look forward to working with him on issues relating to sustainability and good environmental stewardship.

CAS would also like to congratulate the returning Member of Parliament for MacKillop Mitch Williams and we also look forward to working with him on issues relating to sustainability.

CAS have invited both these MPs and the Federal MP Tony Pasin to hear Mark Ogge present at the City Hall in Mount Gambier on April 1st.

Mark Ogge is also presenting at Penola Rymill Hall on April 2nd at 7.30pm, and Kingston SE Senior Citizens Club on April 3rd at 7pm.

State Election Candidates Mackillop electorate

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

PRESS RELEASE: 6TH MARCH 2014

 

QUESTIONNAIRE ON UNCONVENTIONAL GAS, OIL AND COAL

 

MacKillop will be contested by 5 candidates:

 

Donella Peters The Greens

Bill Pomery Family First

Terry Soulmatis Aust Labor Party

Mitch Williams Liberal Party

Steve Davies Independent

Each candidate received a questionnaire containing three questions concerning unconventional gas, oil and coal and landowners and farmers rights. Candidates were asked to respond with a YES or NO and then offer their commitment, if elected, to work in the House to achieve the results according to their answers.

 

The campaign director, Dr Catherine Pye from Mount Gambier believes the signed commitment to be essential in discovering genuine candidates. Her campaign offered to give as much publicity as possible to the survey results. The campaign was run with the support of Community Action for Sustainability Inc and the Limestone Coast Strike Out Alliance Inc name change pending to Limestone Coast Protection Alliance Inc.

 

Questions:

 

1. Will you work for and vote in the House, for a two-year moratorium on unconventional gas, oil and coal exploration and mining, during which time the State Minister must appoint a genuinely independent expert panel, to prepare a report on the future and long term impact of unconventional gas, oil and coal exploration and mining, including fracking, on water quality and quantity, human and animal health, air and soil health, climate change and local economies.

2. Will you work for and vote in the House, for the rights of farmers and land owners to say NO to exploration and mining on their land.

3. Will you work for and vote in the House, for the creation of 'no-go zones' which provide a permanent ban on unconventional gas, oil and coal expansion in key locations for agriculture, health or water in SA. These zones would include important water resource, farming (land and water), and conservation areas and include an appropriate buffer around homes.

 

Results:

The Greens Donella Peters answered YES to all three questions.

 Family First answered Yes to all three questions with qualifications: Q1 Yes, but a moratorium only in SE, Q2, YES with a mining ombudsmen to decide on farmers rights: Q3 YES Strategic cropping areas for food and water, but not sure if they include conservation areas.

Liberals Q1 NO, but an inquiry into unconventional gas, Q2 NO, Q3, NO

Labour Q1 No, Q2, NO, Q3 No

Independent Steve Davies Q1 NO, Q2 NO; Q3 YES, but we are aware that Steve is a supporter of GAS development from his comments in local media

Every effort has been made to present the questionnaire in a fair manner.

 

Election comment authorised and distributed by

Dr Catherine Pye, PO Box 9323, Mount Gambier West, 5290, 0428399441

For Limestone Coast Protection Alliance and Community Action for Sustainability.

State Election Mount Gambier Candidate Questionnaire results

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

PRESS RELEASE: 6TH MARCH 2014

 

QUESTIONNAIRE ON UNCONVENTIONAL GAS, OIL AND COAL

 

Mount Gambier will be contested by 5 candidates:

Don Pegler Independent

John Baseley The Greens

Peter Heaven Family First

Troy Bell Liberal Party

Jim Maher Aust Labor Party

Each candidate received a questionnaire containing three questions concerning unconventional gas, oil and coal and landowners and farmers rights. Candidates were asked to respond with a YES or NO and then offer their commitment, if elected, to work in the House to achieve the results according to their answers.

 

The campaign director, Dr Catherine Pye from Mount Gambier believes the signed commitment to be essential in discovering genuine candidates. Her campaign offered to give as much publicity as possible to the survey results. The campaign was run with the support of Community Action for Sustainability Inc and the Limestone Coast Strike Out Alliance Inc name change pending to Limestone Coast Protection Alliance Inc.

 

Questions:

 

1. Will you work for and vote in the House, for a two-year moratorium on unconventional gas, oil and coal exploration and mining, during which time the State Minister must appoint a genuinely independent expert panel, to prepare a report on the future and long term impact of unconventional gas, oil and coal exploration and mining, including fracking, on water quality and quantity, human and animal health, air and soil health, climate change and local economies.

2. Will you work for and vote in the House, for the rights of farmers and land owners to say NO to exploration and mining on their land.

3. Will you work for and vote in the House, for the creation of 'no-go zones' which provide a permanent ban on unconventional gas, oil and coal expansion in key locations for agriculture, health or water in SA. These zones would include important water resource, farming (land and water), and conservation areas and include an appropriate buffer around homes.

 Results:

Independent Don Pegler answered YES to all three questions.

Don Pegler is asking for a longer 4 year moratorium allowing for an independent inquiry to look at all the concerns.

 The Greens John Baseley answered YES to all three questions.

Family First Q1 Yes, but a moratorium only in SE, Q2, YES with a mining ombudsmen to decide on farmers rights: Q3 YES Strategic cropping areas for food and water, but not sure if they include conservation areas.

Liberals Q1 NO, but an inquiry into unconventional gas, Q2 NO, Q3, NO

Labour Q1 No, Q2, NO, Q3 No

Every effort has been made to present the questionnaire in a fair manner.

 

Election comment authorised and distributed by Dr Catherine Pye, PO Box 9323, Mount Gambier West, 5290, 0428399441

For Limestone Coast Protection Alliance and Community Action for Sustainability.

Unconventional Gas Exploration and Mining

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday 29th October at 7.30 p.m. at Kingston Football Clubrooms and

Wednesday, 30th October at 7.30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier. Doors open at 7.00pm.

Dr Gavin Mudd, Senior Lecturer (Environmental Engineering) from the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne will discuss the potential impacts of unconventional gas exploration and mining on our water aquifers.

Mr Brian March, spokesman for Eyre Peninsula Community Mine To Port Consultative Committee will talk about issues local residents are facing as the result of proposed iron ore mining in the Eyre Peninsula.

Friday, 8th November at 7.30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier.

(Please enter through Institute Building, Leadlight room entrance. Doors open at 7.00pm)

CINEMA CAS Film

Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion /38min/ Australia directed by Brendan Shoebridge. Trailer at Lock the Gate

Professor David Shearman will talk on “Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Projects.” David is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide South Australia and formerly Head of the Department of Medicine Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is Honorary Secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and was a founding member. He has written many books including “Green or Gone, health, ecology, plagues, greed and our future”, “The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy” and “Climate Change Litigation”.


Sustainable House Day September 9th

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Limestone Coast celebrates Sustainable House Day Sunday 9th September, 2012

Community Action for Sustainability Inc (CAS) a locally based, environment focused, community group, is pleased to open two local houses

- 228  Ruwoldt Rd, Yahl

- Kidman Lane in Penola

-

Open this Sunday for public viewing between 10am and 4pm.

Both these houses showcase sustainable features and the owners are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact.

Join CAS on 9th September to see these two local houses. Details of house details and the address now available on website www.sustainablehouseday.com !

Sustainable House Day on Sunday 9 September - showcases the country’s most environmentally sustainable and innovative homes that invest in renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to reduce their carbon footprint.

This is your personal invitation to see what sustainable homeowners have done and how these ideas can apply to you!

If you’re thinking about improving your home’s energy, water or waste management efficiency, speaking to homeowners about their own experiences is a must. Seeing real sustainable projects in action, and learning what worked well and not so well, will help save you time and money.

From retrofits to new builds, there are sure to be many inspirational ideas to adapt to your home. Entry to the houses is free.

For more details visit www.sustainablehouseday.com

For more information contact: Sandra Young on 87393245 or Catherine Pye on 87253821 Community Action for Sustainability Inc

Sustainable House Day September 9th

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Limestone Coast celebrates Sustainable House Day Sunday 9th September, 2012

Community Action for Sustainability Inc (CAS) a locally based, environment focused, community group, is pleased to open two local houses

- 22 Ruwoldt Rd, Yahl

- Kidman Lane in Penola

-

Open this Sunday for public viewing between 10am and 4pm.

Both these houses showcase sustainable features and the owners are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact.

Join CAS on 9th September to see these two local houses. Details of house details and the address now available on website www.sustainablehouseday.com !

Sustainable House Day on Sunday 9 September - showcases the country’s most environmentally sustainable and innovative homes that invest in renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to reduce their carbon footprint.

This is your personal invitation to see what sustainable homeowners have done and how these ideas can apply to you!

If you’re thinking about improving your home’s energy, water or waste management efficiency, speaking to homeowners about their own experiences is a must. Seeing real sustainable projects in action, and learning what worked well and not so well, will help save you time and money.

From retrofits to new builds, there are sure to be many inspirational ideas to adapt to your home. Entry to the houses is free.

For more details visit www.sustainablehouseday.com

For more information contact: Sandra Young on 87393245 or Catherine Pye on 87253821 Community Action for Sustainability Inc


Rss_feed

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Sep 24 at 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday, Oct 7 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM

Sustainable Technology

Inovations, transport, housing, consumer products etc