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[…]

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[…]

Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position

Building a road out of soft climate denial: “The effective fight against climate change requires a new understanding of the connections between macro-scale policy and our micro-scale subjective experience,” writes Michael Hoexter, PhD, in an essay published by New Economic Perspectives on 6 September 2016, ‘Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial’. He describes Read more about Michael Hoexter: Movement from soft denial to an emergency position[…]

Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity

Ian Dunlop’s Engineers Australia keynote address starts at 34:38 in this video. Duration: one hour “We have to change the fundamentals of society in a way which is much deeper than we are currently thinking. We are not going to see growth in the conventional sense – it will be a different form of growth, I would Read more about Ian Dunlop: What we need is a Government of National Unity[…]