Chance to help stop approvals of new coal and gas
There is an important, time-sensitive political angle to work on. Minister Plibersek has agreed to reconsider whether climate impacts on Australia’s iconic species and environments need to be part of the assessment process for 18 new coal and gas proposals. Two of these are Whitehaven Coal projects — the Narrabri Coal Project and the Winchester South Coal Mine. We have until Wednesday 24th November to make a submission, why not add your voice as a person of faith to keep coal and gas in the ground? Environment Justice Australia is hosting 3 writing parties to guide you through the process.

Interim Findings from the Net Zero Australia Study
What might net zero look like for Australia? What changes might we have to make to our economy, infrastructure, and outlook to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century? The Melbourne Energy Institute invites you to join a webinar to discuss the interim results from Net Zero Australia, a ground breaking multi-year study into how Australia might achieve a net zero economy.
WhenWednesday 23rd November, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Online
Register: Here

Eco-anxiety and Pastoral Care
Jessica Morthope
, Director of the Five Leave Eco-Awards, invited Ian to make a video about our work on climate action for an online Climate Pastoral Care course. View the video here.

Expression of Interest for CoPower Board
The Synod is seeking expressions of interest from any interested members of the Uniting Church to represent the Synod of the board of CoPower. CoPower is a not-for-profit cooperative that has a focus on the transition away from fossil fuels and using the funds it generates to fund human rights and social justice projects. CoPower’s first service is offering retail electricity with their product partner Energy Locals.

The Synod was recently accepted as a member organisation of CoPower. The Synod has a place on the board of CoPower as part of its efforts to address its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Anyone interested in representing the Synod on the board of CoPower should send through an expression of interest by Monday 28 November to Please also contact Mark if you have any questions about the role.

The expression of interest should outline why you wish to represent the Synod on the board of CoPower and any relevant experience. Previous experience on a board or as a director of a corporate entity is an advantage. You should also outline any experience they have in the electricity industry or with renewable energy generation.