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.By John Lloyd, Benalla Sustainable Future Group
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
A male allegedly armed with a hunting knifed stole cash from a Euroa McDonald's last night.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Drivers crossing the Echuca-Moama bridge faced delays this morning at 11.30am when a tractor lost its wheel.
Rochester’s old Courthouse is undergoing a facelift thanks to a restoration grant.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Australian sporting legends are at Heathcote Golf Club this morning for the MS Ashes Trek golf day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.
Cobram Barooga Apex Club have raised more than $3600 for Irvin House at Cobram District Health.
Deniliquin RSL Club's A grade bowling championships came to a head on Sunday, with preliminary matches in B and C grade also taking place.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes has thrown his support behind the government’s proposed new domestic animal ownership laws.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.