JCJ News

JCJ renewal

At our recent AGM, a new committee was elected unopposed. Helen Dobbyn is now President, Christina Leslie is Vice-President, and Jack Schmidt continues as Secretary. Ordinary committee members are Colin Long, Holly Dillabough, Shweta Mukherjee and Jim Crosthwaite. Many thanks to Jim Crosthwaite and Kanchana Weerakoon, formerly President and Vice-President, for their contribution since 2010 in […]

JCJ successful Asia partnership

Stephen Bygrave’s visit to Sri Lanka in September was a great success. In his words, ” lots of goodwill, big hearts, open minds. Great relationships between NGOs. Government also open to input. Very few negative statements or feelings”. Stephen is CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions, which has demonstrated the technical feasibility of 100% renewables in Australia. […]

Bon Voyage Stephen Bygrave

Join JCJ and BZE supporters over a drink to wish Stephen well on his trip 6pm Wednesday 2nd September Naked for Satan bar, 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy Come to their top floor with views to the city   What is this trip about? We are building links with people and groups here in Australia and […]

Event – Seeking 100% renewables in Asia

Come and hear Stephen Bygrave of Beyond Zero Emissions. Stephen will talk about the first of his planned trips to Asia to promote 100% renewables not coal. 12.00 – 12.45pm, Wed 22 July Ground floor meeting room 60 Leicester St, Carlton  (the environmental hub near Victoria Market) Bring your own lunch.  Donations towards the cost of the […]

JCJ membership 2015-16

We encourage everyone to join JCJ as a way of showing support. Your dues pay for our admin costs. This includes room hire for our weekly activist meetings and AGM, Consumer Affairs registration fee, and more. 2015 – 2016 memberships are now due. It costs $AU30 per year in countries like Australia, and $AU10 in Sri […]

Tea & cheese tasting – successful fund-raiser

Our Matched Tea & Cheese Tasting was a great success. 17 JCJ supporters packed out Porcelain in Carlton. It was to raise funds to send Stephen Bygrave of Beyond Zero Emissions to Sri Lanka to network with locals to help bring about 100% renewables in that country. Thanks to our great supporter Scarlett Killaly for […]

Fund-raising – tea and cheese tasting

Join JCJ for a unique event – a combined tea and cheese tasting on Wednesday 24th June. It will be hosted by tea connoisseur Scarlett Killaly at her new cafe Porcelain in Carlton. (Scarlett is shown here as co-host of our 2013 tea tasting). We’re raising funds to send Stephen Bygrave, CEO of Beyond Zero […]

Renewables over Coal in Asia

Help us send a technical expert to Sri Lanka in September 2015 to link with environmentalists, experts, NGOs, government and industry leaders to empower them to bring about alternatives to coal. Our project aims to contribute to the wave of interest in clean energy that is building across Asia, and help to neutralise Australian attempts to expand […]

Sri Lankan dinner

Join JCJ for a great Sri Lankan buffet in Melbourne on Wednesday 27th May. Hear Stephen Bygrave, CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions about his work and the planned trip to Sri Lanka in August to promote 100% renewables. Come and help us raise the necessary funds to make this happen. See our other posts, and the Donate […]

Appeal – Oil spill in Bangladesh

Please help us act on this appeal from BGreen Project founder Fadia Hasan. In Bangladesh, in December there was an oil spill in the fragile and internationally recognised Sundarbans. This event focused the minds of participants at the January BGreen conference, which JCJ supported financially. Can you take appropriate action by Thursday (cut-off date for […]