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Newsletter #7 - 14 October 2020

Outdoors People for Climate Action

Thank you for standing up for nature, our favourite places and activities and our beloved lifestyles and work. As individuals, as a group and as a movement, we're taking action, striving to turn the climate and ecological crisis around and make the world a much better place to live - for us, those following, and all the other creatures who call this blue-green biosphere home.

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

In News

Good Global News - China (the world’s largest emitter) surprised the world at the UN General Assembly by announcing a net-zero emissions by 2060 target.

A+ Activism - On 25 September, thousands of people attended more than 630 School Strike 4 Climate actions across Australia calling for the government to Fund Our Future Not Gas!⁣

Federal Failure - The federal government’s Technology Investment Roadmap and recently announced budget are favouring fossil fuels and snubbing renewables. Australia continues to lack a net-zero target. (Email your MP.)

Devastating Decision - Despite around 34,000 submissions opposing it, the IPC has approved the Narrabri coal seam gas project. But the fight’s far from over.

Pivotal Presidency - On 3 November, Americans will decide if the president of the world’s 2nd largest emitting country will be Donald Trump, poised to leave the Paris agreement, or Joe Biden, promising a $2 trillion climate plan.

Long Awaited Legislation - On 9 November, Zali Steggall will table the Climate Change Bill in parliament, hoping to gain desperately needed climate change legislation in Australia.

Sophie, 25 Sep National Day of Action

At Outdoors People for Climate Action

New Supporters - Journey Outdoors In Nature (JOIN) and YMCA Howmans Gap Alpine Centre have both pledged their support for climate action and OPCA.

Volunteer Team - Our team's working hard and having fun. Get in on the action here.

Some of us at our last meeting

How Can I …

Learn more… about the climate crisis? See Get Informed … about OPCA? See About

Take climate action? See Take Action / Task Hub / 100 Actions

Volunteer? See Volunteer with Us

Get my friends involved? Ask them to Become a Member

Get my outdoor workplace involved? Ask them to Become a Supporter

Engage others? See Spread the Word

Share ideas? Join our Discussion Group

Donate? See our gofundme


Some Online Events from the Movement

Times are AEDT

15 Oct @ 7-8pm - For Wild Places Launch (Trail running group: For Wild Places)

17 Oct @ 6pm ~ Big Canopy Campout (Bob Brown Foundation)

18 & 25 Oct @ 2 - 3.30pm ~ Online Nonviolence Training for Civil Disobedience (Extinction Rebellion)

19 Oct @ 5 - 6.30pm ~ Forum: Climate Change & Pacific Atoll Nations (Pacific Islands Council QLD Inc.)

28 Oct @ 7 - 8.15pm ~ Rally: Lloyds insure our future, not Adani’s mine! (Stop Adani)

1 Nov @ 1 - 5pm ~ National conference, followed by a week of lobbying (Citizens Climate Lobby)

Gang-gang Cockatoo chewing Callitris fruit

Stay safe and active.

We’d always love to hear from you!

With hope,

The Outdoors People for Climate Action Team