If you live in the Canterbury Council area, and you’re interested in finding out more about the Greens and getting involved in our campaigns, come along to a meeting.

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm at the Club Belmore, 427 Burwood Rd Belmore. Close to Belmore Station

If you can’t make it at that time there are plenty of other ways you can support The Greens in this area and help us make it a better place to live and work in.

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Cr Eisler’s motion last month on Climate Emergency and supporting the 20th September Rally has produced the following letters to all local state and federal politicians, and, Environment ministers. Gladys has promised NET-ZERO EMMISSIONS BY 2050. Let’s ensure the government starts now and doesn’t introduce change at a snail’s pace.

The Climate Strike

The Climate Emergency Rally was the biggest since the days of the anti Uranium rallies in the 70’s according to Cr Eisler. People of all ages, faiths and background came to support the youth who want a future with a healthy world. Let’s help them and let the politicians know you support the youth and acknowledge a Climate Emergency. Over a hundred thousand turned up. The Domain was over full in all directions.

Note the new photo. Last one shows Domain full.

3 Canterbury Greens attended NSW Greens inservice for Greens interested in standing for Local Council – Getting Ready For 2020. In attendance was Jioji Ravulo, Cr Linda Eisler and Marie Healy. The information from present and past councillors and Local Members of Parliament offered great insight and strategies into what it takes to be a local councillor and how to get elected.

 

 

Councillor Linda Eisler was able to get a unanimous vote at Canterbury Bankstown Council meeting to support a Climate Change Emergency and the 20th September 2019 rally.

The Express wrote:

Canterbury Bankstown will support climate change strike in Sydney

Canterbury Bankstown Council is backing next month’s global climate change rally, with a councillor revealing why she ‘was surprised to see it being passed unanimously’.

Lawrence Machado, Canterbury-Bankstown Express
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August 30, 2019 4:01pm

Thousands of students turned out to support a climate change rally in March in Sydney. Canterbury Bankstown Council is backing the next global climate strike on September 20. Picture: Britta Campion
Thousands of students turned out to support a climate change rally in March in Sydney.

Councillor Linda Eisler was surprised when Canterbury Bankstown Council overwhelmingly backed her call to join the Global Strike for climate change in Sydney on September 20.

The motion, tabled at Tuesday night’s council meeting, urges the federal and state governments to take urgent action on climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Labor-dominated council has five Liberal members, with Ms Eisler being the sole Greens representative.

“When the motion was put out, I asked the councillors twice if there were any objections and there was none,” Cr Eisler told The Express.

“I was surprised to see it being passed unanimously and I thank all the councillors.

“It is an emergency and we have to protect the future for the children.

“Each week as I care for my granddaughter Sophia it becomes more certain the world she will become an adult in will be changing rapidly.

“We need to do everything we can to reduce the destructive impact that climate change will have on our planet.

“We need to leave a healthy planet for our grandchildren.

‘I’m proud that here in Canterbury Bankstown we have the courage to call this what it is, an emergency.

“As a retired teacher I am very pleased to see young people finding their confidence and being unafraid to voice their opinion.

“They see their future is at stake and they are reaching out to us to initiate change.”

Schoolchildren and adults have attended previous climate change rallies in Sydney in their thousands, including a group called Students Strike 4 Climate.

Cr Eisler, whose father George was sent at age 15 to Australia by boat by his Hungarian mum to escape the rising ride of Nazism in 1938, said she has always backed action against climate change.

“This is the first time the council is backing this strike.”

She will be attending the climate emergency rally on Friday, September 20, at the Domain and is encouraging others to attend.

The council will write to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the federal and state members for Canterbury Bankstown, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and federal Environment Minister Susan Ley to take action on climate change.

Councillor Linda Eisler was able to get a unanimous vote at Canterbury Bankstown Council meeting to support a Climate Change Emergency and the 20th September 2019 rally.

The Torch published an article on the motion.

https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/hn4QCGv05LClOQ3s7lEPC