Events and actions

Upcoming Events

Imagine a clean energy future…

CLIMATE ACTION MONARO ART AWARDS THEME: Imagine A Clean Energy Future Exhibition held at Raglan Gallery , Cooma.

  • The artwork must feature or reflect the theme
  • 2 entry limit per person
  • $15 per entry
  • There is no time limit when the artwork was created
  • 2D art forms accepted only – painting, drawing, pastels, photographs, lino cuts prints, etc
  • Please read all Terms and Conditions on the Entry Form


Thurs 9th May 2024 – completed & paid Entry Forms to Raglan Gallery

Mon 13th May 2024 – Artworks delivered to Raglan Gallery

Tues 14th May – Gallery hangs artworks

15th May 2024 – Exhibition starts

18th May 2024 – Official Opening

30th June 2024 – Last day of exhibition + People’s Choice winner announced


Open Section 1st Prize – $1.500, 2nd Prize – $1,000, 3rd Prize $500

Youth Section (16 years & under) 1st Prize – $250, 2nd Prize – $150, 3rd Prize – $100

People’s Choice Award – $500

The Raglan Gallery Photographic Award – $500

Past events and actions

CAM AGM- Online Saturday 16 September

The CAM AGM and Members Meeting was held online at 2pm AEST 16 September. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm:
The project team from Someva Renewables told us about the contribution that the planned Coonerang wind farm will make to the renewable energy transition. Jamie Chivers – Managing Director, Tim Mead- Development Director and Greg Ley – stakeholder engagement lead (Co-CEO and Director of Lecroma), who are working hard to get the wind farm up and running, will present. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The presentation by Someva was followed by the AGM.

The meeting is only open to financial members all members should have received an email containing the zoom link on 2 September.

To join CAM, please fill in the membership form and return here: 

To contact CAM about the event contact

Past Events

The NSW State election is on next weekend, with pre-polling open now! To help Monaro residents make a good choice for climate we ran a survey on climate policies and the results are in – see our climate scorecard below!

Climate scorecard based on candidate survey
Climate scorecard based on candidate survey

While Steve Whan, the candidate representing the Labor party did not fill in our survey, he did provide us with a comprehensive response to our questions which you can read here.

EV-ent at Cooma Motorfest – 5 November!

For the first time ever, electric vehicles will be part of the day at Cooma Motorfest! So join car enthusiasts from across the region and beyond to explore a wide range of EV’s and talk to experts about the transition on 5 November at Cooma Showground. More info below and at

Climate Action Monaro is grateful to our sponsors Boco Rock, Snowy Regional Solar and ION DNA Electric Vehicles.

Online Public meeting Saturday 27 August at 2pm

The carbon solutions we need are hiding in plain sight – let’s accelerate this big transition.

The Committee of Climate Action Monaro Incorporated welcomed all members and friends to attend a Climate Action Monaro Incorporated Public Meeting followed by Annual General Meeting ONLINE on Saturday 27 August, starting 2.00 pm sharp. Climate Action Monaro has had a productive and rewarding year. It is vital to acknowledge our effort and success, while we continue supporting the industrial revolution scale transition our society needs to urgently reduce carbon emissions and drawdown carbon.


Speaker 1: Charlie Prell, Chair, Farmers for Climate Action. Charlie is a sheep farmer from Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He is one of four farmers under the Crookwell 2 windfarm and has had twenty years of experience in renewables, focusing on wind farms. Charlie is a founding member and Chair of Farmers for Climate Action that represents 5000 farmers for climate action across Australia (and 30,000 supporters). Charlie will join us fresh from the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 18-19 August in Albury.

Speaker 2. Jenny Goldie, President Sustainable Populations Australia, Founding member -Climate Action
Monaro. Jenny the author of our weekly climate bulletin will present about the impacts that climate change and
other external shocks are having on where we can choose to live.

More information is available in this flyer

Federal election candidates forum 4 May 7pm- Zoom

Ahead of the upcoming federal election, the NSW Nature Conservation Council together with Climate Action Monaro will co-host an online candidates forum on May 4th, 7pm- 8:15pm. 

The forum will give candidates the opportunity to state their position on taking action to deal with climate change. A major part of this forum will be focused on a Q&A to give you the chance to quiz candidates in more depth. All candidates need to know how important this issue is to their community. 

Please register at the following link to be sent the Zoom link for the event Eden-Monaro Federal Election Candidates Forum – Nature Conservation Council of NSW

Electric vehicle event on 12 March 2022
More info at

Climate Action Monaro together with Nature Conservation Council NSW hosted a candidates forum on 9 February at 6pm-7pm on Zoom

When you vote in the Monaro state by-election on February 12, who will you trust to be responsible for accelerating urgent action on climate change and protecting the unique environments of the Monaro NSW state electorate?

Find out at our candidates forum. Register now at

This forum will give candidates the chance to state their position on key climate change and environmental issues. Voters will also have a chance to quiz the candidates in more depth.

Please only RSVP if you are a registered voter in the Monaro electorate. You will be sent a Zoom link in an email after you register. 

Written and authorised by: Jo Oddie, President, Climate Action Monaro, P. O. Box 175, Jindabyne 2627

Climate Action Monaro online AGM Saturday 16 October at 2pm

The Climate Action Monaro will hold a public meeting and online AGM on Saturday 16 October at 2pm via zoom: |

Presentation: The National Electricity Network and the road to net zero

In Snowy Monaro Regional Council area, electricity contributes to 32% of our emissions.  While community and household generation can play a role, to tackle climate change, we will have to get more renewable generated electricity into that big grid market. To explain how the National Electricity Market works, and what will need to change on our road to net zero emissions, join us at 2pm on October 16 to hear from Carlo Botto.

Carlo Botto is currently a director on the board of Hydro Tasmania (largest renewable energy generator in Australia) and SolarShare (Canberra a based community solar company). Previously he was General Manager in Energy Australia responsible for its wholesale trading – spot and forward trading electricity and gas into the National Electricity Market.

The schedule for the meeting is as follows:

2.00 pmOpen and welcomeJo Oddie, President, Climate Action Monaro (CAM)
2.05 pmPresentation, followed by Q and ACarlo Botto, Energy Market wizard
3.00 pm15 minute Afternoon tea and bathroom break
3.15 pmAnnual General MeetingMeeting Open
 Attendance, Apologies 
Minutes of last AGM
Presidents’ Report
Financial Report
Election of Office Bearers: President, Vice President Secretary Treasurer Committee members (one to three)To be eligible to vote you need to have joined or paid your membership renewal since 1 January 2021.
4.15 pm Meeting Close

Online Meeting connection details

The Zoom room will open at 1.45 pm. Please join the Zoom meeting before the start time of 2.00 pm sharp, with your microphone muted.

Join Zoom Meeting | |

Meeting ID: 868 5392 6238

More information on the event can be found in the flyer

ZeroSE Launch with Dr Ken Henry – Tuesday 21 September 5:30pm

Climate Action Monaro is proud to support Zero SE- a Citizen’s Alliance dedicated to reducing carbon emissions below zero in south east NSW. A number of CAM Committee members, including President Jo Oddie, have been integral to this project, which uses evidence-based research to show how to reach our emissions target and create local jobs and a healthy environment for the future. ZeroSE are lobbying for policy change and individual, local and
community action to accelerate our transition to a low carbon
economy. They have developed resources that match current
scientific research to our local areas. The link to the Zoom recording and presentations from the launch are here

The fact sheets Zero SE have developed to support our region’s renewable energy transition are here.

Public Meeting – Professor Mark Howden and Member for Waringah Zali Steggall

When: Saturday 21st August, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Where: Watch the recording here – just download from the Dropbox

Who: Professor Mark Howden is Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australian National University.

Professor Mark Howden is Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australian National University

He is also an Honorary Professor at Melbourne University, a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and a member of the ACT Climate Change Council. He was on the US Federal Advisory Committee for the 3rd National Climate Assessment, was a member of the Australian National Climate Science Advisory Committee and contributes to several major national and international science and policy advisory bodies.

Mark has worked on climate variability, climate change, innovation, and adoption issues for over 30 years in partnership with many industry, community and policy groups via both research and science-policy roles. Issues he has addressed include agriculture and food security, the natural resource base, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, water, and urban systems. Read more here.

Zali Steggall OAM is the Independent Federal Member for the seat of Warringah in Sydney’s North.

She is also Australia’s most successful alpine skier, winning a bronze medal in slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, and a World Championship gold medal in 1999.

From 2008, Zali was a practising Barrister, specialising in commercial law, sports law, and family law. In 2019, Zali contested the Federal Parliamentary Seat of Warringah as an Independent Candidate. The seat had been held for nearly 25 years by former Prime Minister The Hon. Tony Abbott. On 18 May 2019, Zali won the seat with a two- candidate preferred vote of 57.24%.

Zali introduced the Climate Change Bill to the Federal Parliament on 9 November 2020 and will update us on current status and next steps

This will now be a purely online event to ensure all our safety. The AGM has been postponed until October.


2.00 pmOpen and welcomeJo Oddie, President, Climate Action Monaro (CAM)
2.05 pmPresentationProfessor Mark Howden
2.40 pmPresentationZali Steggall OAM
3.10 pmJoint Q&AProfessor Mark Howden &  Zali Steggall OAM
3.30 pmClose 

Online Meeting connection details

The Zoom room will open at 1.45 pm. Please join the Zoom meeting before the start time of 2.00 pm, with your camera turned off and microphone muted.

Join Zoom Meeting | | Meeting ID: 840 6035 2022

Electric Vehicle Day – 11-3pm 22 May 2021

On 22 May CAM will host special event focused on renewable energy
powered Electric Vehicles and equipment at Cooma Car Club.

Look and learn about this exciting and evolving
technology. See how you can reduce your carbon footprint at the
same time. Talk to EV drivers and find out what is possible.
11.00 am – 3.30 pm: Trade display and exhibition
e-cars, e-bikes, e-motorbikes, e-ATV and e-farm/garden tools
12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: EV-ent opening and presenters
• Peter Gorton, Australian Electric Vehicles Association
• Giles Parkinson, National EV commentator ‘The Driven’
• Cr John Castellari – EV enthusiast
The full program and list of exhibitors is saved here

$5 per adult, kids entry is free.

A screening of I am Greta was held on Friday 5 March in Jindabyne

A CAM strategy and planning workshop was held in September 2020

Public Meeting 8 August 2020 Berridale Community Hall and on Zoom

A dedicated group of Climate Action Monaro  members appreciated an excellent presentation by Jenny Goldie, President Climate Action Monaro  “Where shall we live in light of bushfires, climate change and pandemics?” Jenny described the future opportunities in Australia, and across the planet, for liveable areas under the current scenario of global heating. A sobering story. Please find a copy of the presentation here:

Annual General Meeting 8 August 2020

The Annual General Meeting of Climate Action Monaro was attended by twelve members. At the meeting Jenny Goldie retired from being President, after 9 dedicated years at the helm, and Elizabeth Price, retired from the Secretary role. While we thank Jenny and Elizabeth sincerely for their work so far over the life of CAM, we are very fortunate that these two foundational members will remain on the CAM Committee, joined by several new arrivals. We are also fortunate that Jenny will continue to prepare the highly regarded and super informative weekly CAM newsletter. Thank you so much Jenny.  

The new CAM Officer bearers and Committee are:

  • President – Jo Oddie
  • Vice President – Karen Porter
  • Secretary – Jenny Goldie
  • Treasurer – Mary Ziesak
  • Committee Members –
    • Elizabeth Price
    • Rachel Clarke
    • Peter New
    • John Boyd
    • Nick Goldie

Lessons from the fires – Saturday 14 March 2-5pm

The presentations from this event will are available below.

Climate Action Monaro member Nick Goldie also had this article published on the event.

Associate Professor Dr Kevin Tolhurst, University of Melbourne – Setting the Record Straight on Hazard Reduction Burning 

Professor Jason Sharples, School of Science, University of NSW Climate change increases the potential for extreme wildfires 

Major-General (ret.) Peter Dunn AO, Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, Volunteer recovery coordinator, Conjola- Bushfires: prepared or not?