Empat Lima / Jess Rebeiro and the Bone Collectors / Aleister James / Nun of the Tongue / Alysia Manceau / Danny Walsh Banned / Cat Named Joe
Plus DJ Emma Peel (PBS) & DJ Knave Knixx (Shack Shakers)
WHAT? Raising funds to keep Yes 2 Renewables as a strong voice for renewable energy, campaigning in strategic electorates and consulting communities on the realities, benefits and future of renewable energy in Australia.
WHO? Empat Lima / Jess Rebeiro and the Bone Collectors / Aleister James / Nun of the Tongue / Alysia Manceau / Danny Walsh Banned / Cat Named Joe / DJ Emma Peel (PBS) / DJ Knave Knixx (Shack Shakers)
WHY? Dire news of global warming is published virtually every day. To take the problem seriously, Australia needs to shift to renewable energy sources ASAP. Although renewables are popular with the public, Coalition governments have put on the brakes--putting the climate and jobs at risk. Yes 2 Renewable is a Friends of the Earth campaign aimed at addressing these barriers. It is headed up by Leigh Ewbank, former drummer of local post-punk band Damn Terran. Taking the grassroots, punk rock ethic to campaigning, Yes 2 Renewables has emerged as one of the most effective climate change campaigns in Australia. The campaign has knocked up a solid list of wins. Yes 2 Renewables works with communities who support more renewable energy. In 2013, Y2R went head to head with anti-wind farm campaigners in Canberra and helped locals fightback against an anti- wind farm scare campaign near Seymour.
In 2014, Y2R has held the Abbott government to account for their attack on renewable energy as well as helping the Anglesea community fight to close a polluting coal power plant operating just 500 meters from a primary school. Yes 2 Renewables has turned it's attention to the Victorian state election where we're seeking a commitment from political parties to rip up laws that ban wind farms in the windiest parts of the state, and a commitment to support more renewable energy. With your support, we can raise enough dough to keep Leigh Ewbank and Yes 2 Renewables on the campaign trail.