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April 2017

April 30, 2017
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Throughout April, community members like you have been working hard to make the environment a priority for the new McGowan Government. From reminding them of their position against unconventional gas and fracking and uranium mining in WA, to planning the rehabilitation of the Beeliar Wetlands and calling for stronger environmental laws, it’s been a month of opportunity and action.

Here are some of your highlights narrated by the team here at CCWA, as well as a taste of what’s to come!

A message from Piers about Beeliar Wetlands:

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“I visited Coolbellup Bushland recently to see the beautiful regrowth that’s coming up from the trees, grass trees, and zamia palms. This is a sign of hope showing us that nature is returning, and that this area can be rehabilitated into a beautiful woodland. The Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor is developing an exciting vision for the whole area, which connects the Beeliar Wetlands right up to the coast in Fremantle. I might see you at their meeting this afternoon, otherwise you can get involved in other ways through their website.

Now that we know we can achieve amazing things for the environment if we work together, we can also help ensure that destruction like this never happens again. Join us in calling for a public inquiry to examine what went wrong that led to this area being bulldozed in the first place, and help strengthen our environmental laws for the future.”

A message from Meredith about Future Super:

“Did you know that many Western Australians are unaware that their super funds are investing their hard earned money in gas fracking and other polluting fossil fuels? This is why I’m so excited to let you know that there's one super fund that's been rated 100% fossil fuel free - Future Super!

Making the switch can be a powerful statement against the fossil fuel industry in WA – plus, Future Super has offered to donate $150 to CCWA on behalf of everyone who makes the switch on our unique page. Members of the CCWA community have already started switching - will you switch too, or find out more?

A message from Jules about Frack Free Future:

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“We're now working with a State Government that was elected on the promise to ban fracking in the South West, Peel Region, and Perth area, with a moratorium to be placed across the rest of our State. This is encouraging progress! But our campaign for a frack free future doesn't end here…

There are now two key figures who are crucial in determining WA's foundations for a frack free future - our new Premier, Mark McGowan, and you! Join us at one of our film screenings next week to find out how you can help ensure WA gets the frack free future it deserves.”

A message from Mia about Uranium Free WA:

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On Wed 26 April, the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the People for Nuclear Disarmament hosted a vigil at the Wesley Church in the city - such an important event to remember and bring to mind the ongoing costs to the health and livelihoods of thousands of people.

As the issue of the four proposed mines continues to drag as the Minister for Mines considers all the different views, please make sure our voice is heard by emailing, calling, and requesting meetings with your local Labor Members or the relevant Ministers. You can also sign the Uranium Free Charter.”

And a taste of what’s to come… Eco May starts tomorrow!

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We’re so excited to let you know that Eco May is back for 2017! Whether you get together for a bushwalk, film night, cleanup, or promote sustainability in another way, any eco-themed activity during the month of May can be part of Eco May. You can choose to join an existing activity, host your own, or do both!

Thank you for everything you do for our wildlife and environment.

See you soon!

Sarah and the team at CCWA


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