WATCH’s 10th anniversary

  By Lizette Salmon Last month Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) celebrated its 10th year. A decade with six prime ministers and five Border Mail editors. Changes aplenty, but we’re still here. As a non-partisan climate advocacy group, we began by meeting dozens of politicians from all levels of government, including a Federal and two state Shadow…

Border Mail article: WATCH has eye on AGL promise

WATCH calls for action from AGL

Thanks to those who joined us this week for our photo action calling for AGL to exit dirty energy. The event featured in an article in the Border Mail newspaper today – read it in full here or below. Our photographs will be combined with others from communities across Australia and presented at the AGL annual general meeting…

Mock wedding photos & media coverage

What a wonderful wedding! Big thanks to our MC Lauriston Muirhead, Father Peter Mcleod-Miller, Bridget Doyle (Baroness bride), Jim Sloan (MP) and Marjorie Glanville (music). Congratulations to all involved and thanks also to those who joined us at the wedding. The order of service for the wedding is here. This action aimed to draw attention to…

WATCH response to Federal budget

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2280868/federal-budget-2014-reaction-from-border-residents/?cs=53 ENVIRONMENT: An ‘anti-future’ climate policy THE government’s climate-change policies will encourage extreme weather such as bushfires and floods, according to a Border environmental campaigner. The government last night said it would cut the carbon tax and provide subsidies for fossil-fuel companies. It is also axing the Australian Renewable Energy Agency that has funded clean-energy…

MEDIA RELEASE – IMPACTS OF HEATWAVES ON BORDER REGION [24.3.14]

Note: The following media release was picked up by The Border Mail’s Country Mail (published on 29.3.14), Prime7 television news (screened 26.3.14) and ABC Goulburn Murray local news (aired 17.3.14). Summer is officially over but local horticulturalists are still reeling from the consequences of January and February heatwaves. Citrus, avocado, apple and fig crops were…