NTEU Vic supports 10:10 Global Movement
The 10:10 Movement aims to encourage people, organisations, schools and universities, businesses, and governments to commit to reducing their carbon emissions by 10% a year starting in 2010.
10:10 was initially launched as a UK campaign on the 1st September 2009. Since then, 10:10 has taken off in 45 countries, and over 112,600 individuals and organisations have taken the pledge to reduce their carbon emissions.
- 10:10 is a voluntary emissions reduction campaign for any person, organisation or business to commit to cutting 10% of their emissions in a 12 month period.
- 10:10 is an inclusive campaign. Every person, business and organisation is welcome to join.
- Offsetting or emissions trading can in no circumstances be part of 10:10, as the aim is to reduce emissions directly.
- Successes are celebrated, rather than failures highlighted, so as not to discourage people/organisations from signing-up for fear they will be criticised for failing to achieve 10%
- Everyone who signs up should be actively encouraged to spread the word
- Emissions savings should wherever possible be locked in for the long term
- All campaigning organisations are free to run with 10:10 if they choose
- 10:10 must not be used as a vehicle for personal or organisational profiteering.
- 10:10 is a campaign for immediate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and should not be used to push any other moral, social or political agenda.
- People can add principles and policies but they can't change these basic Ten Tenets.
The NTEU is committed to improving its sustainability, and at the last NTEU Victorian Division Council, the Council resolved:
“That the NTEU Victorian Division supports the 10:10 Global Movement and its Ten Tenets and that the NTEU Victorian Division commits to reducing its carbon emissions by at least 10% in 2011 (on 2010 levels), and at least a further 10% each year.
Further, that this commitment and the 10:10 Global Movement be promoted to members with the view of encouraging employers to commit to reducing their carbon emissions.”
Moved: Brian Long
Seconded: Neil Robinson
To become involved in the NTEU's climate change activities, please visit our Sustainable Campus website.