On Saturday 12th March, BCA attended the Ipswich Climate Forum, held at the University of Southern Queensland – Ipswich campus.
Guest Speakers included:
- Hon Meaghan Scanlon, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Youth Affairs
- Lance McCallum MP, Member for Bundamba and Assistant Minister for Hydrogen and Development and the 50% Renewable Energy Target by 2030
- Professor Scott Power, Director of the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, USQ
- Professor John Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
- Nicole Lutze, sustainability blogger (This Simple Day) and writer for Live for Less, Peppermint magazine, Pip Permaculture magazine, and Hello Lunchlady magazine
- Jessica Lindsay, owner of Mallow Sustainability
The Ipswich Climate Forum was a chance to hear from experts on climate change, renewables, and environmentally sustainable living to help inspire us to make changes at a local level to reduce our carbon and waste footprint. It showed how the changes we can make at a local and personal level can help make a difference, together with the actions taken by the government, business, and industry.
The sobering presentations from Professor Scott Power and Professor John Bell should galvanise our resolve to get serious about global warming and address the imminent catastrophic events we are facing in the coming years.
Even if we exceed our most optimistic carbon emission reduction targets we will not begin to see a downward trend in global temperatures for many years to come. In those years temperatures will continue to rise with increasingly regular catastrophic events like floods, droughts, heat-waves and intense storms being the inevitable result.
- Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
- Know your products and what companies your supporting
- Think about all areas in your life where you can act more sustainably.
- Support Green Energy and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture and farming.
- Use your power as a citizen to vote, demonstrate, support and promote sustainability.
BCA thank the organisers for giving us the opportunity to take part.