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MEDIA ALERT – PRESS CONFERENCE SPRINGFIELD, QLD TODAY

Vets for Climate Action 2 mins read

When: TODAY MAY 8 1030 AM (full launch from 11 am)

Where: Greater Springfield Veterinary Practice , 5 Commercial Drive Springfield, Qld 4300

What: Dogs, cats and vets launching the Climate Care program, a world-first program to reduce waste and energy use

Vision available: Dogs, kittens and examples of how a clinic reduced waste and water and energy use

 

Vets available for interview in Springfield today:

Jeremy Watson - Climate Care Program co-creator

Elise Anderson - Vets for Climate Action

Jeannet Kessels - Vets for Climate Action Chair and practice owner

Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Disaster and Energy Solutions

 

Background:

Vets for Climate Action is today (May 8) launching a program to help veterinary practices take action on climate change, lower their power bills, reduce waste and water use and more.

 

The Climate Care Program has been tested at 20 sites with impressive results, and is now available to all veterinary practices around Australia. It is the first program in the world designed specifically for the veterinary profession to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste.

 

Melbourne vet Dr Jeremy Watson has saved more than $6000 per year in power bills since switching off gas and installing solar panels at his Brimbank veterinary clinic.

 

For more information / interviews contact:  

Jacqui Street 0498 188 528  / jacqui.street@climatemediacentre.org.au

Sean Kennedy 0447 121 378 / sean.kennedy@climatemediacentre.org.au

 

 


About us:

About Vets for Climate Action

Vets for Climate Action represents concerned vets, vet nurses, vet receptionists, vet techs, animal carers, pet owners and animal lovers who want strong and immediate action on climate.

We promote sustainable veterinary care. 

We inspire and educate within and beyond our own profession.

We protect biodiversity and recognise that the health of people, animals and the environment are interconnected in line with the One Health concept.

We advocate for strong climate action.

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