Renewable Energy Day Official Opening, 10am Saturday, 3 December 2016

You are invited to attend the Official Opening of #REday16 Renewable Energy Day by ACT Minister Mick Gentleman MLA
Including a presentation by ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury MLA
to be held 10.00 – 10.30 am Saturday, 3 December 2016
Mount Majura Solar Farm, corner of Majura Road and Lime Kiln Road, Majura ACT 2609

To be followed by Morning Tea
Renewable energy sites around the region will then open their doors and offer guided tours. You are welcome to join us on a tour of sites on one of the free buses, or as a self-drive experience.

For more information visit:  REday.com.au .

Please RSVP  to attend the Official Opening by cob Wednesday 30 November.

‘Australia crashes in Climate Change Performance Index’

The Environmental Decision Group reports that Australia has been ranked fifth last out of the 58 countries assessed in the latest Climate Change Performance Index, released at the UN climate talks in Marrakech.

The countries on the list below Australia are Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia, while the best performing nations are France, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The index notes a gap between the national and state policies in Australia: while the former are ‘rather unambitious and uninspired’, the latter manage ‘to some extent to take independent action’.

Details here.

FuturePLANS and Land for Wildlife end-of-year gathering, Sunday 27 Nov 2016

The Committee of Management of FuturePLANS, the Palerang Local Action Network for Sustainability Inc., invites you to join us for an end-of-year gathering, held in conjunction with Land for Wildlife, at 6.00 pm on Sunday 27 November. It will incorporate a brief AGM for FuturePLANS.

Our hosts and guest speakers are Jennie and Chris Curtis, local landscape designers and managers at ‘Roogulli’ in Bywong. Jennie and Chris will share their story about the rehabilitation project on Brooks Creek and the recent planting of native fodder shrubs for sheep.

Cost: Gold coin donation at the event to help cover expenses.

A simple BBQ will be provided, though please BYO drinks, a plate of food to share and a chair or picnic rug.

To assist with catering, please RSVP by Thursday 24 November at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-plans-agm-and-land-for-wildlife-gathering-tickets-29247536168 , by replying to this email or by phoning David McDonald on 0416 231 890.

Families are welcome, no pets please, and children must be continuously supervised as there is a dam and creek on the property.

The venue for Sunday 27 November 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘Roogulli’
45 Glendale Lane (off Creekborough Road)
Bywong, NSW
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/izNfSu9McRx

Enquiries to David McDonald 0416 231 890.

Important: memberships, new and renewals

Attached is a membership renewal/application form, the minutes of the 2015 AGM and a form for nominations to FuturePLANS’ Committee. We very much welcome new members to join the Committee.

If you are not able to participate in the 27 Nov BBQ and renew/join your membership of FuturePLANS then, please do so now using one of the other methods available. The annual subscription is only $5.00. Information on how to pay is on the membership form, or you can easily use PayPal at http://www.futureplans.org.au/membership/ .

Looking forward to seeing you at Jennie and Chris Curtis’s property on the 27th!