CAN's Events page.

This is where you will find a list of CAN’s Events or other events we are helping to promote.

Sunday 16th October 2022

Picnic For Nature
Sunday 16th October 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Griffith Park, Stockton

Picnic for nature was a day out with family and friends. To meet other members of your community and have together. All in the name of supporting nature. Your local nature.

This was a Nature Conservation Council initiative.

Wednesday 5th August 2020

Our guest Adam Clarke from City of Newcastle will discuss 

Newcastle 2025 Climate Action Plan  
Under the last climate plan council made improvements such as:
– Upgrading 31 per cent of streetlights to LEDs
– Securing 100 per cent of electricity from renewable sources
– Cutting the city’s carbon footprint by 77.36 per cent (excluding emissions from Summerhill waste management centre)

The new 2025 Climate Action Plan continues the drive to decarbonise Council’s operations and now goes further to include stronger targets and city-wide initiatives.

What do we think? Take a look at the plan before the workshop and bring your questions.

This event is open to all-comers but especially for local climate groups. We’ll have break-out sessions to discuss the plan and get ready to send in our constructive submissions.

Registration is essential. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link and draft Plan.

Hosted by Climate Action Newcastle with Newcastle BZE, and Newcastle Climate Change Response. Reviewing a plan developed by City of Newcastle.

Climate Change & Future Solutions - 2019

Two Short Talks with Alex Morris & John Shiel.

Wednesday 4th September 2019.
6.00pm CAN Meeting – all welcome
7.00pm Door & food break – Soup, dahl (Vg GF) & pizza available.
7.30pm Two Talks & discussion 
Entry and food by donation – funds to the Croatian Club solar fund.
The Croatian Wickham Sports Club  20 Albert Street Wickham.

JOHN SHIEL BZE: FUTURE PROOFING AUSTRALIA  Dr John Shiel is a member of Beyond Zero Emissions, Narara Ecovillage (with its own Power Company and smart-grid), and Chair of Permaculture Hunter. He has a PhD in adapting housing to climate change, and formerly was a power station Civil Engineer, and IT consultant.

ALEX MORRIS: THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT  Alex Morris is a journalist, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps who recently attended Al Gore’s Climate Reality Conference in Brisbane. 

Climate Change Lecture - 2019

Special Climate Change Lecture for Leaders of all Religions & Faiths.
Presented by Dr Dennys Angove – retired CSIRO Atmospheric Scientist.

Wednesday 4th September 2019.
Mission to Seafarers, Newcastle
96 Hannell St, WICKHAM

9.30am Cuppa.
10.00am – 11.00 am Lecture.
30 minute Q&A
Cuppa and Cake to finish.

Who is Dr Dennys Angove?

Retired as a Principal Research Scientist from the CSIRO in August 2014 where I was a research project leader as well as the manager of the indoor smog chamber lab which was set up to study tropospheric ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation. Recently joined the UNSW as a course convener for 2017-2018 summer session and now continuing as a casual lecturer in the course Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions as well as providing educational outreach talks at the WEA and to the public on air quality and the science of climate change.

Climate Change & Economy - 2019

The Green New Deal & Modern Monetary Theory with special guest: Bill Mitchell.
Wednesday 1st May 2019.
6.30pm for soup, curry (VG GF) and pizza.
7pm – 8.30pm for event
Croatian Wickham Sports Club – hosted by Climate Action Newcastle
Entry by donation.
A night of short videos and discussion on two big movements emerging in the world of climate action – featuring guest expert Dr Bill Mitchell.

Who is –
Professor Bill Mitchell?

Professor Bill Mitchell holds the Chair in Economics and is the Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), an official research centre at the University of Newcastle.

Movie Screening - Accelerate 1 - 2019

Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
6.30pm for Soup dinner by donation.
7pm – 8.30pm movie.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club – hosted by Climate Action Newcastle
Entry by donation.

This is a movie by Bill McKibben and about the devastating effects of Global Warming and the real affects it will have on our planet’s environment.
Our planet’s environment includes everything. Us, them, that, everything!!

CAN Annual Lecture Series - 2010

June 2010
Clive Hamilton – “Why we are ignoring Climate Change”.
Clive Hamilton spoke on – why we, as a populace, are ignoring climate change.

Who is Clive Hamilton?
Clive Charles Hamilton AM FRSA is an Australian public intellectual and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor’s Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University.

CAN Annual Lecture Series - 2009

28th May 2009
John Kaye – Climate Change & Politics.

John Kaye was an Australian politician. He was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council at the 2007 state election and represented the Greens. He was a vocal critic of electricity industry privatisation and a strong advocate for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

People's Blockade - World's Biggest Coal Port - 2009

21st March 2009
Newcastle Harbour Blockade.

CAN assists infrastructure and members to attend the People’s Blockade of the biggest coal port in the world.

CAN Annual Lecture Series - 2009

Monday 16th March 2009.
Hugh Mackay – “What we say & what we do”.
CAN launched an Annual Lecture Series to offer scientific and educated information to the people of the Hunter. 360 people turned up to our first lecture held at Newcastle City Hall.
Hugh Clifford Mackay AO is the founder of the Australian quarterly research series The Ipsos Mackay Report. He is a psychologist, sociologist, social researcher, writer and former teacher. He is a regular columnist in The Age and a regularly appearing commentator on radio and television.

Climate Change White Paper - 2008

15th December 2008.
Office of Greg Combet MP & Sharon Grierson MP

CAN members help deliver Climate Change White Paper to the offices of Greg Combet MP and Sharon Grierson MP.

Climate Emergency Rally - 2008

28th September 2008.
Parliament House – Canberra.

CAN members travelled to Canberra for the Climate Emergency Rally.

Movie Screening - An Inconvenient Truth - 2007

February 2007.

CAN hosted Al Gore’s movie – An Inconvenient Truth at the Tower Cinema in Newcastle as a fund raiser. We filled the 250 seat cinema.
Entry by donation.

CAN's Annual Lecture Series - 2006

December 2006.
Newcastle – Conservatorium of Music.
Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe AO.

Ian Lowe – President of the Australian Conservation Foundation spoke on Climate Change and it’s affects on our environment.
Over 400 people attended this inspiring event.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society and former Head of the School of Science at Griffith University, as well as an adjunct professor at Sunshine Coast University and Flinders University.

Walk Against Warming - 2006

Beyond Coal - Human Sign on Nobby's Beach - 2006

December 2006.
Wheeler Place to Nobby’s Beach – Newcastle.

 CAN coordinated the 2006 Walk Against Warming for Newcastle and the Beyond Coal human sign action on Nobby’s Beach in Newcastle.
Over 800 people walked from Wheeler Place in the Civic Precinct and then formed a human sign on Nobby’s Beach that read “Beyond Coal”.
The rain did not stop the enthusiastic concerned community.