Call for Climate Action in Indi

The political will to address climate change and develop cleaner energy is sadly lacking, even though we know the impacts on Indi's water and alpine resources and the occurrence of extreme weather events will be the result. Wouldn't it be great to have a climate action and clean energy plan for Indi so that future generations can prosper and enjoy the environment as we do? I am interested to hear any ideas on how we can progress a climate and energy action plan together in Indi.


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  • Russell sully
    commented 2015-05-11 15:22:59 +1000
    Simple, powerful and logical
  • Russell sully
    commented 2015-05-11 15:18:42 +1000
    Direct action pays polluters from the public purse, with money raised from Tax What would make them want to reduce their pollution? Why not have a price on pollution and let market forces drive change in reducing climate change gas emissions. A tax on carbon pollution was a logical role for the market.
  • Russell sully
    commented 2015-03-04 13:45:33 +1100
    Sustainable building design is part of the approach thinking globally acting locally, while making adaptation practical and real
  • Russell sully
    tagged this with Good 2015-03-04 13:45:32 +1100
  • Matt Oc
    commented 2014-05-21 09:38:03 +1000
    Howdy Rowan….
    Some Action Plan ideas…. Not sure at what level you’re going for but hey …
    Mitigation
    Minimise local energy use e.g.
    Cooperative car-pooling for communing to regional canters – utilising free/easy to use social media
    Support Local Energy eg
    Community firewood plantations – plant, harvest, distribute (with employment and training e.g. CFA/SES for chain saw/4WD operation)
    Cooperative clean energy supply solutions that have some economies of scale e.g. solar, wind, co-gen, hydro schemes… that service multiple (100s) customers

    Adaptation
    Improve home Resilience e.g.
    Supply easy & safe tips to improve building standards through rates notices system
    Support Aged community through Youth e.g.
    Supply a friendly face and (labour?) through a youth/aged connections program (e.g. move buckets of water around in drought times, mulch gardens)
  • Matt Oc
    tagged this with Good 2014-05-21 09:38:02 +1000
  • Charlie Showers
    commented 2014-05-11 20:47:21 +1000
    Regardless of the environmental benefits this is important from a community resilience point of view, As the price of carbon rises and rises we need to position Indi and our communities ready to deal with a very different economy. Equally a real climate adaptation plan that genuinely deals with the magnitude of issues our communities will face is just as important, given that we are now likely to see well over a 2 degree rise in the next 50 years (with potential for a catastrophic 4 degree rise). Can Indi once again swim against the tide? Well done Rowan!
  • Charlie Showers
    tagged this with Good 2014-05-11 20:47:19 +1000
  • Lubosh Hanuska
    tagged this with Good 2014-05-11 17:23:57 +1000
  • Michelle Croker
    commented 2014-05-11 13:07:56 +1000
    Sounds great Rowan, be great to develop a plan with achievable actions..
  • Michelle Croker
    tagged this with Good 2014-05-11 13:07:55 +1000
  • Lizette Salmon
    commented 2014-05-10 17:49:03 +1000
    I’m looking forward to hearing ideas too.
  • Lizette Salmon
    tagged this with Good 2014-05-10 17:49:02 +1000
  • Jenny Davies
    commented 2014-04-23 21:03:05 +1000
    Let’s do it! Looking forward to being involved in this great initiative, Rowan.
  • Jenny Davies
    tagged this with Good 2014-04-23 21:03:04 +1000
  • Tammy Atkins
    tagged this with Good 2014-04-23 19:19:11 +1000
  • Rowan O'Hagan
    published this page in Conversation Place 2014-04-23 12:54:40 +1000