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President's Report 19 January 2020

Photo on 19 1 20 at 2.20 pm 2For many of us the eerie image of families huddled on the beach under an orange sky at Mallacoota, sheltering from the fires, will remain the indelible memory that ushered in 2020. Despite Canberra’s shenanigans and climate policy vacuum, as Australia’s biggest bushfire crisis continues to unfold, the public response, both locally and internationally, has been remarkable with fund raising efforts for bushfire relief breaking records. Not that there is any silver lining to be found here. The forecast effects of climate change are happening as climate scientists have predicted for several decades, and the costs, recounted daily in the media, have been devastating: for the natural environment, for our unique and diverse native wildlife, for those whose homes and livelihoods have been lost, for public health, food security and water security, and for the families of those 28 individuals who have died in the fires. As many international media reports have noted, Australia is now at the forefront of climate change – but tragically not at the forefront of fighting it. A testing time for people power.


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BREAZE Christmas Celebrations

callistemon 3360610 640Its Christmas time at BREAZE.   To help us celebrate the year and plan next year, we have organised our events with a celebratory theme.

At GREEN drinks, we will be providing nibbles and pizzas.    We are inviting people from a range of environmental groups around Ballarat.   So come and celebrate and socialise with people with a like mind.   You can also let us know what topics you are interested in 2020.

Our SLB talk this month will be a two short films.   We will also let you know what BREAZE has done this year.   We are also interested in knowing what we (with your help)  should doing next year.  So come along to help us finish off the year.  

https://breaze.org.au/slb/smart-living-event/slb-dec

If you don't know what to give as a present this year, think about $1 for 1 Watt.   This tax deductible gift will not only help the environment but also help our socially disadvantaged.   https://breaze.org.au/xmasgiveawatt

For your new years resolution think about climate change.   What are you going to do in 2020?  What can you do personally, in your local community and on the larger scale.

We are still looking for more board members and volunteers.   At the next meeting it is likely that Mary Debrett will be confirmed as the new President.    The secretarial role will be shared among the current board.   If you can help in any way give Paul a call on 0432 390492.

BREAZE wishes all its volunteers, members and friends a happy and fulfilling time for the holiday season, and wishes you all the best in 2020.


BREAZE 2019 AGM - New Board

2019 breaze AGM boardThe new BREAZE board - Mary Debrett - President (to be confirmed), Peter Reid - Treasurer, Ordinary Members- Paul Duggan, Joe Natoli, Emily Lee, Pat Hockey, Therese Footner, Simon Reid

Not in picture, Barry Sullivan, Barbara Whitfield, Jeremy Hunt.

Positions vacant- Secretary, Vice President


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Give a Watt this Christmas

Sunny Christmas 800x800Rather than buy someone a useless present they don't really want, with this gift, you can help a family in need and help the environment while you are at it!

Donate to BREAZE's One Dollar for One Watt campaign via GiveNow then get your certificate or email to print out for your recipient.


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Upcoming Events :


Celebrating A Year of Smart Living

Sustainability Workshops - Wed 18th Decemberslb december
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm  
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

Come and celebrate a year of Smart Living in Ballarat with a free screening of two short films: 'Life With Less Waste' and 'Degrowth in the Suburbs' by Happen Films. Following the films, there will be an introduction to BREAZE Inc's activities and an opportunity to discuss and reflect on sustainable lifestyles in Ballarat.

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Live streamed on Facebook


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Repair Cafe

1pm - 4pm at the Ballarat Technical School

Special December opening

Repair Cafe  time and location

14th December

 

 

FaceBook 


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