A follower and ally has made this into a high resolution image you can share on social media for I-Day https://i.imgur.com/5wNm8xl.png
Poor King Coal. Apparently everyone hated him. RIP #StopAdani #NoCoal #nonewcoal #CoalKills #FossilFuelFreeFuture
Let mayor Bruce Harwood know that you actually care about his campaign-promise to be fully committed to the Clever-Creative 30-year vision. City of Greater Geelong has opened up the possibility to pledge: https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/clevercreative/pledges/default.aspx ... See more
Bruce Harwood – Geelong’s new mayor – on Our Future: “We live in the present, so it is important that we don’t miss that, that we embrace that. Of course you look forward and you look behind, for what you’ve done, and what we’ve done well. And you look down the track, but importantly, you know, the sun comes up tomorrow, so let’s look forward to that, and make that a good day. I used to say sometimes, there are only two days that you can’t do anything, and that’s yesterday and tomorrow. Otherwise, get on with business.” ~ Bruce Harwood, Mayor of Geelong » Listen to the interview: http://climatesafety.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/BruceHarwood-new-mayor032.mp3 This interview with Bruce Harwood was conducted half an hour after he had been elected as the new mayor of Greater Geelong. Did Mayor Harwood just say ‘Burn like there’s no tomorrow!’ – or if we are to translate his polly-speak, is he saying, “Let’s not bother with long term planning or 30-year visions, let’s just continue business as usual and live in the present,” …or are we hearing things? Bruce Harwood’s statement clearly indicates that a commitment to the ‘Clever Creative’ 30-year vision in the new Council is far from certain, even though it has been buried in a time capsule in front of the city hall. For Council again to loose view of the long term future, including view of how climate change could be affecting us 30 years from now, would be a critical mistake. ￼ » More about the ‘Clever Creative’ 30-year vision for Geelong http://climatesafety.info/clevercreativelaunch/ » Clever Creative future vision – community pledges: Make a pledge and see pledges that have been submitted by members of the community: https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/clevercreative/pledges/default.aspx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What Bruce Harwood told Geelong Sustainability Geelong Sustainability invited all candidates to participate in an independent online survey. This is the transcript of candidate Bruce Harwood’s response: “My local government responsibility priorities in rank order are: • Improving the overall quality of life for people in the Geelong community • Environmental sustainability • Social sustainability • Effective use of ratepayers’ money • Economic sustainability • Promoting business and employment opportunities My commitment to implementing the COGG Clever and Creative Future vision? • Yes, fully committed From the Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future vision, my most important to least important priorities are: • An inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially connected community • People feel safe wherever they are • Sustainable development that supports population growth and protects the natural environment • Development and implementation of sustainable solutions • A prosperous economy that supports jobs and education opportunities • A leader in developing and adopting technology • A fast, reliable and connected transport network • Creativity drives culture • A destination that attracts local and international visitors Geelong has been awarded a One Planet certification. My ranking of the One Planet Principles are from most to least important: • Health and happiness: Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well-being • Culture and community: Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living • Equity and local economy: Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade • Zero waste: Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution • Sustainable water: Using water efficiently, protecting local water resources and reducing flooding and drought • Zero carbon energy: Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables • Materials & products: Using materials from sustainable sources and promoting products which help people reduce consumption • Land and nature: Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife • Local and sustainable food: Promoting sustainable humane farming and healthy diets high in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein • Sustainable transport: Reducing the need to travel, encouraging walking, cycling and low carbon transport My key motivation for standing for Council is: • Environmental, Social & economic equity for the whole region My three top priorities are: • Proper community consultation on matters that affect us all • Social equity for disadvantaged • Identify and act on sustainable economic opportunity” » Source: http://www.geelongsustainability.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Kardinia_Full-Scorecard.pdf » Read more on this topic on: http://climatesafety.info/thesustainablehour195/#bruceharwood #CoGG #GeelongVotes #GreaterGeelong #Geelong #CleverCreativeGeelong #CleverCreativeFuture #Vote1ForOurFuture #TheSustainableHour ... See more
For anyone interested in coming along to the official swearing in ceremony for the new council, it's tomorrow night at City Hall at 6pm. It's a great opportunity to meet the new crew - a really good bunch of people and all amped for a strong and positive start! ... See more
[Wrong, Geelong:] Yarra Street at South Geelong Primary School with fresh tarmac - and an opportunity for a “fresh start” with new white paint properly lined out in the way that protects pedestrians and cyclists - in particular all the children on their way to and from school. But now watch the plain planning stupidity at play: Tomorrow I bet you there’ll be white lines painted exactly where they were before. Business as usual prevails even though every one in Council’s planning department knows very well that this is utterly wrong and unsafe. Such a missed opportunity. Making Yarra Street into a safe haven for ‘soft commuters’ would have cost the municipality zero dollars, since it is only a question of painting those white lines in a new and better way. But that would have required some awake leaders in the system giving the road workers a new set of directions according to the overall vision, the Clever Creative 30-year plan, which states very clearly that we want to be heading for a future where people use their legs to get to school and work. With the new Council in place, this is what needs to happen. Let’s get it right, Geelong! It is ridiculous to have to witness such infrastructural stupidity and waste of resources as what this is just one example of out of many. BikeSafe The Bicycle Show on 94.7 The Pulse Bicycle Users Geelong #roadsafety #cogg #geelongcouncil #clevercreative #Vote1ForOurFuture Stephanie Asher ... See more
Team tickets for Run Geelong's Team RUN FOR OUR FUTURE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/run-australia-2017-geelong-team-tickets-34821654506
[Jobs:] Geelong businesses and entrepreneurs, you won't have to look to far-away places like New Zealand, Scotland or Denmark to understand which way the wind is blowing now... We only have to look to Ballarat to find inspiration. What is the reason Geelong hasn't done something like this long ago already? What will it take to get it going? Could the new Council step in and give it a push in the right direction? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2f7y4RxM1g #Geelong #CoGG #RenewableEnergy #TheSustainableHour ... See more
Come to Pianobar in Malop St in half an hour - for a chat about Our Future and the good things that happened during the election period.
When: Wednesday 8 November at 6:30pm Where: Piano Bar, 26 Malop Street, upstairs function room The votes have been counted, and it turns out 636 people in Brownbill Ward put me as their first preference on the ballot card. I’d like to thank every one of those 636 people for showing your trust in me and in the campaign I’ve been part of to #Vote1ForOurFuture. I may not have secured a seat in council but this experience has brought me closer to this great city I call home. This election also offered me the first opportunity to exercise my vote as a new Australian. The end of this experience calls for a celebration and I would like to share this with my supporters, friends, family, and fellow candidates. #GeelongVotes #Brownbill #PMinGeelong #DougMann4Geelong ... See more
» Listen here: http://mitchellsfrontpage.com/election-round-up-with-brownbill-candidate-mik-aidt/ 30 minutes on Mitchell’s Front Page on 94.7 The Pulse today to discuss the election result and to reflect on my campaign in #Brownbill Ward. #Vote1ForOurFuture #GeelongVotes #OurFutureGeelong #CleverCreativeGeelong #GeelongElection #CoGG Mitchell Dye - Peter Mitchell - Doug Mann - Petra Goerschel ... See more
Looks promising! And the new Council hasn't even been sworn in yet!
MALOP ST GEELONG Another small pedal for cyclists, a giant leap for Geelong! The first of many here, we hope for COGG! Brilliant! This is one part of the separated bikelanes we have been advocating for for seven years! These “Copenhagen” type lanes will extend both sides of Malop St from the Eastern Gardens to Johnson Park. A major part of our East West connection through the CBD, part of our PBN (http://www.bikesafe.com.au/p/pbn.html?m=1). Let’s hope the Council is successful in more funding to finish this project and the much anticipated North South route. Christine Couzens MP , Lisa Neville MP we need your help, State Govt support is so appreciated!!! Thankyou for what has been achieved so far, but so much more is needed to be done with the support of the New Council (we know a lot of progressive Councillors are favourites to win). Previous Council paved the way... let’s hope we accelerate as per all the Future Planning/Ideals/Strategies. ... See more