Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities

On 12 May 2017, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the legislated peak body for 79 local governments in Victoria, passed a climate emergency motion, with 77 per cent of voting municipalities in support. Darebin Councillor Susan Rennie put forward the motion: Motion 56. Climate Change Submitting Council: Darebin City Council Motion: That the MAV Read more about Climate emergency motion passed in association of municipalities[…]

Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential

Listen to what Ian Dunlop had to say at the Engineers Australia climate action seminar held in conjunction with the Canberra finale of Steve Posselt kayak trek on 25 February 2017. Well worth 45 minutes of your time. » See the full presentation on webcast.gigtv.com.au “Community, institutional and corporate leadership, in its own self-interest, is essential, as politics will never Read more about Ian Dunlop: Community, institutional and corporate leadership essential[…]

Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming

Local government as a way of getting climate emergency action through Photos by Julian Meehan, audio recordings by The Sustainable Hour Philip Sutton | Trent McCarthy | Mik Aidt | Bryony Edwards | Adrian Whitehead How councils can reverse global warming With State and Federal Governments failing to implement policies to reestablish a safe climate, this workshop at Read more about Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming[…]

Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

On 27 February 2017, the 18,101 signatures collected so far petitioning the Parliament to declare a Climate Emergency was handed over to Adam Bandt MP and presented to the House of Representatives on behalf of Steve Posselt who had gathered many of the signatures on a two month journey from Ballina to Canberra in his Read more about Acknowledgement of 18,101 Australians’ call for a Climate Emergency Declaration[…]

Newsletter no 4: Climate Emergency Declaration Canberra launch, and more

Climate Emergency Declaration Canberra launch, and more                           View this email in your browser A big welcome to all the new supporters who have joined the campaign at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne or at other events around the country. Over 40 groups Read more about Newsletter no 4: Climate Emergency Declaration Canberra launch, and more[…]

Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open

Interview with festival director about the climate emergency 16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency. The interview was broadcasted in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017. . . . . . Read more about Melbourne this weekend: The climate emergency out in the open[…]

Newsletter 3: Kayak to Canberra halfway mark, events, petition progress

Kayak to Canberra halfway mark, events, petition progress View this email in your browser Our campaign calling on the Australian government to declare a climate emergency started in February 2016 when global temperatures spiked past 1.6 degrees of warming. Today, our campaign is supported by over 40 environmental and climate groups, and we have reached Read more about Newsletter 3: Kayak to Canberra halfway mark, events, petition progress[…]

Questionnaire for council candidates


Darebin Climate Action Now are having a lot of success in signing up council candidates from across the political spectrum. You can do something similar in your council! Here is the material they sent to the candidates. Use it for inspiration. Questionnaire for candidates
 1. Climate science
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Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016

Presentations at the Victorian Climate Action Network forum – a ‘climate emergency campaigning workshop’ – held on 11 September 2016 in Melbourne. David Spratt: Why is emergency-scale action necessary? “We need to understand the gravity of the climate emergency and get to the bottom of what science actually demands.” David Spratt » More information about David Spratt’s Read more about Climate emergency campaigning workshop on 11 September 2016[…]