Sustaining the political climate Tuesday August 6th (6pm - 10pm) Altitude Bar - Shelbourne Hotel 200 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 RSVP Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/145125829025752/) or Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/GreenUps-Sydney-Green-Drinks/events/130138472/) An election is looming. The nation has mandated they want action on climate change but the recently enacted Greens-led price on carbon is a political hot potato and both Rudd’s newly re-formed Government and Abbott’s poll-leading Opposition are positioning themselves to ‘tax the axe’ if they form government. This message does seem to have traction with electorate, and yet would be expensive, regressive and reactionary. So is the hollow rhetoric of the politics drowning out the vision and purpose of the policy?
For this month’s Greenup’s we invited the three major parties (ALP, The Libs and The Greens) to come and share their party’s environmental and climate change platforms and their personal sustainability vision.
Some of our guests are still being finalised (actually we are just waiting to hear back from the ALP as to whether that can have a candidate present) there are also some ongoing discussions about the the format but regardless this is going to be a memorable GreenUps! So please make sure you RSVP and make sure you tell your friends.
Cate Faehrmann (http://catefaehrmann.org/) – Greens NSW candidate for the Senate. Sean O'Connor (https://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/Sydney) – Liberal candidate for federal seat of Sydney Di Smith (http://www.dismith.com.au/) - ALP candidate for the federal seat of Wentworth (unconfirmed) Felicity Wade (http://www.lean.net.au/) - co-convenor of the Labor Environment Activist Network (Felicity will represent Labor if they cannot field a candidate)
RSVP: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/145125829025752/) or Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/GreenUps-Sydney-Green-Drinks/events/130138472/) or reply to this email.
NOTE: We will be asking for a small donation (optional) on the door to cover costs (with any remaining proceeds going to charity), and if you have specific questions you would like to ask our guests please email me ([masked]).