April 4

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Climate Action Now

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – released in March 2022 – urgently warns us the window to limit the threatening impacts of climate change is closing and immediate action is needed. We know this is the critical decade for reducing emissions.

In early 2019 Blue Mountains City Council was the third Council in NSW to declare a climate emergency, recognising the need for urgent climate action. Since then Council has adopted the target of net zero emissions from operations by the end of 2025 and has joined the Cities Race to Zero which will see Council expand its focus into community emissions reduction.

In February 2022 Council reasserted its declaration of a climate emergency and called on the Federal Government to take greater and faster action to reduce emissions.

For today’s action I signed the Macquarie Climate Alliance’s Open Letter calling for urgent meaningful action on climate change and I put a Climate Action Now sign on my front gate.

If you’re looking for other meaningful ways to contribute to #AYearInaDay this Thursday for World Health Day, including joining with others to nudge the system to change, check out our list of actions here. 

We need to reach 365 actions, so feel free to do more than one action, and to ask as many people as you can to join in. You can already post the action you’re going to do on Thursday at our website here: www.ayearinaday.org

 

PLANT-BASED EATING: Cauliflower soup/mush

To me, paying $6 for a cauliflower, seems way way too cheap (although I’m not complaining). It’s just that it takes such a long time to grow one and so much effort over months – it’s hard to understand how that would only cost $6.

Today we had the most delicious cauliflower soup/mush for dinner with toasted sourdough. What a cheap, but scrumptious dinner.

The key was roasting the cauliflower first and then using the flavoursome stock powder I made last week.

 

 

Cauliflower soup/mush

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps veggie stock powder in 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk or alternative
  • ½ cup cream or alternative
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Coat the cauliflower with oil and bake at 180C for 40 minutes; then 140C for another 10.
  • Fry onion, add to cauliflower with all other ingredients and blend
    Serve with crusty rye bread
PRODUCE > CONSUME

Every night after dinner I plant seeds. Enough seeds to give back more than I consume in a day.

Tonight I planted seeds for Sugarloaf Cabbages. It’s easy to know what to plant if you check out www.gardenate.com

 

 

WHAT ACTIONS ARE OTHER PEOPLE TAKING?

Libby’s action yesterday was to watch the documentary- “kiss the ground” a fantastic movie showing how our health and the health of the planet are connected. How we can reverse climate change by our soils and how we grow and farm food- she recommends everyone sees it.

Carla’s action this week has been working through a fire hazard assessment on her backyard. “Very High” so there were no surprises for her there. It’s a uni subject and has meant re-visiting documentaries and reports on past fires which she found surprisingly upsetting. One of the keys to surviving well even in the worst fires is community organisation so Go Us!! She’s also re-reading “the Flywire House” https://store.holmgren.com.au/product/flywire-house/ She’s also been doing small things – they’ve been eating salads from the garden regularly: lettuce, sorrel, parsley, kale and mint

OUR HAVE YOUR SAY PAGE IS UP FOR WORLD HEALTH DAY IF YOU’D LIKE TO POST THE ACTION OR ACTIONS YOU’LL BE DOING ON 7 APRIL … you can post a photo too!

Share your action here: https://yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/world-health-day

The theme for World Health Day this year is Our Planet, Our Health – recognising that our health is totally dependent on the health of the earth’s natural systems.

We’re try to reach 365 actions in one day, the action of a whole year in a day, but we really really need your help. Would you consider doing and sharing one or more actions, and inviting everyone you know to join you, so that we can really show how serious we are about turning things around to create a healthier world.

Research by academics at Leeds University, engineering firm Arup and the C40 Cities climate group has identified that 73 per cent of all changes needed by 2030 to keep the world on course to meet the Paris agreement targets need to be made by governments and industry. But private citizens have considerable influence over the remaining 27 per cent. So let’s get cracking!


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