John Lloyd encourages the community to take part in a national survey that aims to calculate how much safe climate action is happening around the nation.JOHN LLOYD, BENALLA SUSTAINABLE FUTURE GROUP March 26, 2012 11:30am
With all the talk about climate change and the need to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions around the world it can be difficult to imagine that one person’s, or one family’s, actions can make any difference. Looked at in isolation they will not have a significant impact but taken together with the actions of millions of other people they will certainly contribute to a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gasses and a safer climate,
While it is true that governments and industries need to make the biggest changes to significantly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels they can be influenced by society at large. Governments depend on voters for support and industries need a ‘social licence’ to operate in certain ways.
I would like to tell you about an online project called the “One Person Can __“ Project. It is a nationwide apolitical project which is designed to inform the nation, including our decision makers, about the safe-climate actions all sorts of people are already taking and thus has the potential to influence all levels of government.
The core of the project website, www.onepersoncan.org , is a survey that collects answers to simple questions about typical climate friendly actions such as switching off unnecessary lights, riding a bike or insulating your home. Essentially the One Person Can website says, “Look at how much safe climate action is happening!” Of course the more people who complete the survey the more safe climate actions there are to report.
The survey results will be sorted by state, local government area and federal and state electorates, and will be made known to the various levels of government who will be asked to promote the survey and the results in their communities. So the more people who complete the surveys the greater influence there will be on elected representatives.
Another positive feature of this website is that the questions in the survey may encourage people to take more climate friendly actions than they are currently doing and thus further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. As well as the questions there are links to a number of comprehensive information panels explaining the actions that are asked about in the survey.
I would encourage everyone to have a look at this website to see how much safe climate action is happening around the nation and to also complete the survey to add their actions to the results. The survey is very easy to do and it will take 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
The website again: www.onepersoncan.org
Mayor joins campaign to encourage residents to attend public transport forum tomorrow.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
Police are preparing a report for the Coroner after a woman’s body was found near the Campaspe River in Runnymede yesterday afternoon.
ELMORE Primary school students and teachers were joined by Elmore RSL sub-branch representatives on Saturday for the planting of a Gallipoli oak.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
Nagambie winery takes out the top gong at the annual James Halliday awards - and plans to make the most of it.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
HEATHCOTE’S senior citizens are celebrating the completion of renovations on the Senior Citizen’s Hall in High St.
Christmas came early for more than 150 people as the Cobram Football Netball Club hosted Christmas in July on Saturday night.
A pilot is believed to have been killed in a crash 40km from Deniliquin.
Riverine Plains is set to hold the first in its series of farm walks for the 2015 season as part of its research into stubble retained cropping systems.
The News magazines are online - read the high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.