Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable

“The climate emergency message will be unstoppable,” climate action campaigner Adrian Whitehead told listeners of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse in Geelong on 18 July 2018, as he talked about the significance of the work Darebin City Council currently is doing to address the climate emergency: “In Darebin, we’ve got a climate emergency Read more about Adrian Whitehead: Climate emergency message will be unstoppable[…]

Jane Morton: Why we should mention the emergency


If you are interested in the topic of how we get more people to listen and take action on climate issues, clinical psychologist and climate emergency campaigner Jane Morton’s 45-minute presentation provides some food for thought. We are at a point where the truth is frightening. Some say we must protect people from ‘doom and Read more about Jane Morton: Why we should mention the emergency[…]

USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution

“In 17 years from now, our community will be powered 100 percent by clean, non-polluting and climate-safe energy.” Montgomery County Council in Maryland, USA, that it has declared a climate emergency and intend to dramatically cut greenhouse emissions in the coming years. Under a resolution approved by the council, Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction now aims Read more about USA: Montgomery Council approves climate emergency resolution[…]

Melbourne: Climate emergency seminars at Sustainable Living Festival

Councils leading climate emergency WHEN: Saturday 10 February 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm WHERE: Off the Grid, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (near Fed Sq and the river) COST: Free Frustrated at the failure of State and Federal governments to respond effectively to the climate emergency? Campaigners led by CACE (Community Action in the Climate Emergency), RSTI Read more about Melbourne: Climate emergency seminars at Sustainable Living Festival[…]

Australia’s first Climate Emergency Plan

On 21 August 2017, Darebin City Council unanimously adopted Australia’s first local government-level Climate Emergency Plan, following a month and a half of public consultation. The Melbourne residents can now download the 84-page plan from the municipality’s website. Congratulations to Mayor Kim le Cerf, Councillor Trent McCarthy and all other Councillors of Darebin with this Read more about Australia’s first Climate Emergency Plan[…]

Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan

Darebin City Council has produced a 76-page draft Climate Emergency Plan. There aren’t many municipalities, if any, around the world which have done that – so this is a very noteworthy step. Now the councillors would like to know whether the residents of Darebin think they are on the right track, so the draft plan Read more about Darebin City Council launches draft Climate Emergency Plan[…]

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’s kayak trek on 25 February 2017. Well worth 45 minutes of your time. Ian Dunlop was an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chairman of the Australian Coal Association and chief executive of 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[…]