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The power of a movement

By Blair Palese, 350 Australia Chief Executive  The dust is settling on a hectic Accelerate Climate Action tour. Lead by 350.org’s co-founder, the world-renowned author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, we were able to cover a surprisingly large part of Australia – from the Hunter Valley coal hub to the Great Barrier Reef and hosting public talks in Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Adelaide is quietly leading the revolution

By Neha Madhok, Senior Campaigner  Adelaide is an Australian leader in the transition to renewable energy – and South Australia is a world leader in ensuring that this transition is one that includes working people. While other politicians around the country argue about climate action, the people of Adelaide have been quietly leading the green revolution.

Why the scrapping of the T4 coal loader is good news for the Hunter

This piece was originally in the Newcastle Herald By Glen Klatovsky, Deputy CEO of 350.org Australia  Last week’s announcement that the T4 coal loader would not proceed is a great outcome for the people in Newcastle and the Hunter, led by a six-year community campaign by the Coal Terminal Action Group, a coalition of 20 community and environment groups including the Hunter Community Environment Centre, and many local heroes, who have been fighting for the region’s future beyond coal.

Why we need to accelerate climate action in the Hunter

By Glen Klatovsky, 350 Australia Deputy CEO  I spent ten years living in the Hunter. It is a place close to my heart. It is also one of the most important regions globally with respect to our future and how we deal with the scale and impacts of climate change. Newcastle was founded in the late 18th century by John Shortland who saw a coal seam in a hill as he sailed up the coast from Sydney.