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THE MILLION JOBS PLAN

Beyond Zero Emissions released their Million Jobs Plan, the first stage in their project to find and deliver one million new, good, secure, well-paying jobs, to help rebuild our economy after the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic and secure a strong future for all Australians. There are seven key sectors across our economy where strategic investment over the next five years would have the most impact and create the most jobs, including Energy, Building, Manufacturing, Transport, Recycling, Land Use and Training.

Tackles one of our planet’s biggest challenges: climate change, exploring where our energy comes from, health effects of transport and travel emissions plus the carbon footprint of what we eat.

The Earth Has Lungs

If we count all the leaves on all the 3.1 trillion trees on our planet and take a look at what they do collectively to the air around us.

The video tracks the flow of carbon dioxide across the planet over 12 months, starting in January. Most of the action takes place in the Northern Hemisphere because that’s where most of the land is, and so that’s where most of the trees are. The biggest temperate forests are in Canada, Siberia, and Scandinavia.

We know trees absorb air. Their leaves gobble carbon dioxide, and then, with help from the sun, the carbon stays in the tree (as branches, trunks). Oxygen gets released. Come winter, the leaves fall off, trees go bare. Without leaves, trees go quiet. Any extra CO2 is more likely to hang in the atmosphere—until summer.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2016/03/09/the-earth-has-lungs-watch-them-breathe/

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

The Citizens of the Colac Otway Shire Region proudly acknowledges the Gulidjan and Gadubanud peoples as the traditional custodians of the Colac Otway Region. We acknowledge that the Colac Otway Shire Region is located upon lands of the Gulidjan and Gadubanud people. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to their traditional lands, which continue to be important to them today and into the future.

Citizens for Action on Climate & Biodiversity

Our Climate Action Team is part of the citizens of the Colac Otway Shire concerned about the health of our environment and ecological balance impacting the biodiversity of this pristine part of Australia!