I just received this 350.org email on a new mine in NSW that’s a climate catastrophe!

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Dear Friends,

As you have probably heard, construction on the Maules Creek Coal Mine in central New South Wales has started. This mine is a climate catastrophe – emitting almost the equivalent to the yearly pollution of New Zealand’s entire energy sector. And that’s not to mention the numerous health, agricultural, cultural and ecological impacts as well!

As the the bulldozers have moved in to destroy the forest, so have we. You may heard about the mass convergence on the forest happening this weekend. If you are free, we hope to see you there.

But if you can’t go this weekend there are two ways for you to learn more about this crucial campaign, meet like-minded people, develop new skills and get involved from Sydney.

On Thursday 30th January, from 6pm, an information and planning session is being held at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

You’ll hear from folks that have been involved on the front line and learn about the various opportunities to get involved — from travelling out to the forest, holding your own info night, or running a fundraiser and much more.

Register your spot and find out more here.

The second event is a full day workshop on Nonviolent Direct Action. If you’re feeling inspired to join the blockade or another form of peaceful protest – then this workshop presents a brilliant opportunity.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 8 February at the Quakers Meeting House. More information and registration details can be found here.

The session is being organised by two highly experienced campaigners — Donna Mulhearn and Justin Whelan. Our thanks to Justin and Donna for letting 350.org share this opportunity.

We hope to see you at one of these upcoming events — if you aren’t able to make it along but want to learn more about supporting the Maules Creek campaign from Sydney, drop Josh a line at: josh.creaser@350.org.au

Warm wishes,

Josh and Simon on behalf of the 350.org Team and Maules Creek Alliance

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