delivering letters to a Dirty Dozen company – PHCCIG Vice Chair Ailsa Paterson (far right)

Just before last Christmas, PHCCIG teamed up with CCWA, the Citizens Climate Lobby, Doctors for the Environment, Sustainable Energy Now and ACF Perth to support CANA’s Dirty Dozen campaign.

The team visited the Perth offices of eight of Australia’s top fossil fuel polluters.  Meetings are now being arranged with Perth Hills Federal politicians.  There’ll be a Dirty Dozen National Day of Action in March – more on this soon.

Given the serious risks unleashed from heat stress, carbon emissions and pollution that Perth Hills and other children are exposed to in a climate changing, an mainly fossil fuel run, world, we lodged a submission to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. Thanks go to Meg Wilson and Cathy Levett for your important contributions on the Clean Air Working Group on this important issue.

delivering letters to a Dirty Dozen company – PHCCIG Chair Helen Lynes (far left)

In collaboration with the Australian Conservation Foundation, we’ll be running a Climate Action Now, Environment and Dirty Dozen stall at the Save Perth Hills Rally.

Talks by two PHCCIG members, Jenny Currell and Rhiannon Hardwick, for the Blue Sky Festival have been arranged. The main heading for their presentations is ‘Mundaring’s people – living and taking action towards a carbon neutral, sustainable future’.

An article was published in the Echo to thank the Shire of Mundaring for its carbon emission reductions, LED streetlights, initiative. Thank you Stephan Millett and Ailsa Paterson for your work last year on PHCCIG’s LED conversion campaign, and to the Shire staff and Councillors, and the Federal government, for their commitment to the project.

This will be a busy year! The WA government, has announced (at last!), that climate legislation will go through parliament this year, and a WA climate adaptation strategy (which PHCCIG contributed to) will be launched in 2023.  PHCCIG will be preparing a position paper for the State government and will revise and launch its Local Government and Federal Government position papers. Let me know if you’d like to be involved 😊.

Here’s to a safe – and with strong effective steps towards carbon neutral – 2023.

Helen Lynes