History

FOF formed early in 2008 and was incorporated in April 2009. It now operates as a legally constituted, selffunded community based organisation for the purposes of opposing coal mining in the Felton Valley. n late 2009 FOF had more than 80 ordinary members and 14 associate members and continues to enjoy widespread community support. The organisation has had formal meetings every two weeks since its formation with an average attendance of more than 30 people at each meeting. In addition to scheduled meetings FOF have organised or participated in the following activities listed in chronological order World Environment Day, Toowoomba, May 2008 Queensland Day, Toowoomba, May 2008 Photographic Exhibition, Nobby, Aug 2008 Climate Emergency Rally, Brisbane, Sept 2008 Carnival of Flowers parade, Toowoomba, Sept 2008 Two Film nights, Toowoomba and Pittsworth, Oct 2008 Protest at Premier's electoral office, Brisbane, Nov 2008 Pittsworth Show, Mar 2009 Wheelbarrow protest, Toowoomba, May 2009 Trivia Night, Toowoomba, May 2009 Queensland Government Carbon Challenge ongoing FOF stall at the Pittsworth Show, March 2009 World Environment Day, Toowoomba, June 2009 Renewable energy seminar in Cambooya, August 2009 Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Mining in the Murray Darling Basin, Oakey, Sept 2009 Float in the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Parade, Sept 2009 Presentation to the Toowoomba Regional Council, October 2009 Presentations to High School students and Landcare groups ongoing

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Founding Year:

2008

Ended:

Still active

Type of Group:

Friends of

Primary Focus:

Mining

Geographic Sphere:

Local

Primary Location:

Australia

Felton