Kooyong Votes Climate
We made climate number one in Kooyong - join our new working groups!
Kooyong people want action on climate, and our new working groups are pushing ahead with effective local and national campaigns. Check out our pages for these working groups: Stop Adani, Local Power and Climate Emergency.
Jane Morton: Don't Mention the Emergency?
What a success! Climate Emergency Declaration plans and Extinction Rebellion Inner Eastern are underway.
As the earth heats up and tipping points pass, climate scientists are warning that we risk ecosystem collapse and human extinction.
- It's time to tell the truth about the danger we face
- It's time to declare a climate emergency
- It's time to rebel!
Accelerate our new working groups
Combined workshop: Sunday 28th July, 1-5pm, Hawthorn Library
Our campaign is ramping up with new working groups: StopAdani; Local environment issues/Local Council; Energy Transition and Preparing for a Climate Emergency Declaration. Save the date for a combined workshop with our new working groups and support groups. This is your chance to shape our ongoing campaign, and accelerate action in Kooyong and Boroondara - please support us on our Facebook Event page and RSVP to our KVC website Event page.
Report back: KVC Campaign PowerUp
National campaigners Charlie Woods, Nina Atkinson and Jane Morton guided us through an inspiring election debrief.
It is clear from voting patterns that this election was about misdirection and scare campaigns - not a mandate for new coal. Areas with strong climate campaigns gained noticeable swings - locally that was close to 8%. Per state, increasing LNP support did not correlate with coal - Tasmania (no coal there) had the strongest pro LNP swing, and the Greens did well in Queensland. It seems a "presidential" campaign that was turned against Bill Shorten, polarisation, our weak electoral laws that allow deceptive campaigns on, say, death taxes, and of course a massive spend by Palmer, were able to turn the tide, defeating the ALP. ALP's relatively confused presentation on climate was not enough, despite interest in climate action being the highest it has ever been.
The science is the same, we are very close to tipping into an unliveable future. We have affordable solutions right now, but the fossil fuel lobby has halted progress at a federal level. This gives us a clear lesson - our local climate movement must very much grow in size, and also in capacity and skillset.
We were very heartened to see many new faces at our planning day. We were able to form core teams and are in the process of drawing up next steps for focussed local and national climate action.
Join us to contribute to forming and strengthening our new working groups.
- Local emission reduction and preparation to elect climate Councillors. Local government is a powerful place for strong climate action - increasing PV uptake, making our dwellings more efficient and comfortable, promoting low carbon transport and improving our parks and wetlands. Join our campaign for accountable, responsible local representatives who are climate champions. Please visit and sign up on our Local Power page.
- Laying the groundwork for local Climate Emergency declarations. Time is short, but we can ramp up strong climate action. Now over 600 jurisdictions, including the ACT and 3 countries, have declared climate emergencies. Sign up on our Climate Emergency page.
- Join our powerful StopAdani Kooyong team as we ramp up our efforts to protect Australia from the threat of 29 billion tons of Galilee carbon. Sign up on our StopAdani page.
- Energy Transition. In our combined groups we have access to a great deal of renewables industry knowledge, and can help increase knowledge and shape the transition to clean energy. Projects including speaker training, industry liaison, forums, fact sheets and submissions. Keep tuned for our first working group meetings, and drive Australia past dangerous, unreliable and now too expensive fossil fuels. Please sign up on our Volunteer page.
It's time to put our kids first.
Go for Adani? NO - join our StopAdani working group to protect water, Country and our kids' future.
Now that the Palaszczuk government has succumbed to intense political pressure and signed off on a ground water management plan that has an 80% chance of extinction the sacred, 2 million year old Doongmabulla Springs, Adani say they will start work immediately. ACF have just defeated Adani over their Suttor River water plans, causing a further review. Adani have no agreement with the traditional owners.
We can't let billionaire profits trump our kids' future - the Adani mine will devastate water, farming, irreversibly damage the Great Artesian Basin and worst of all, completely wreck one of the oldest living cultures on the planet.
This project just can't go ahead - we can't afford to unleash the fourth largest source of carbon the planet just because mining magnates have the measure of the electoral process.
Sign up today to join our powerful StopAdani Kooyong team
Join our rapid response team on line next Tuesday 18th on Zoom at 8-9pm. Sign in here.
About the Kooyong Votes Climate Campaign
Kooyong Votes Climate extends a massive thanks to our 544 volunteers, including 300 of us who are new to climate campaigning.
Kooyong is no longer a safe Liberal seat.
Voters received over 85,000 scorecards from our campaign and we created dozens of new teams for door knocking and climate conversations. Thanks also to those who hosted hundreds of fence signs and contributed to a full scale grassroots preroll and polling day campaign. The community embraced the climate message, with a big swing (nearly 8%) towards climate candidates.
Kooyong people are some of the most informed and concerned about climate in the whole of Australia. The KVC campaign is a collaboration among local groups to help organise the community into action on climate through action teams working on critical local to national issues.
We would love you to volunteer for effective climate action!
CLIMATE VOTER PLEDGE
Vote for strong climate action to protect your future and our kids
Together we can elect climate leaders to progress strong climate action.
Wondering where the parties and candidates stand on clean energy and climate action? Check out our easily digestible scorecard - including attitudes responses and Expert Panel raters on climate policy, speed of transition to a clean energy economy, protection of carbon stores (read forests and wetlands), climate and health, and protection from fiscal risk.
Your vote can help accelerate Australia’s transition to clean affordable energy, protect our climate and help keep our kids safe.
Take the pledge: I will take action and promise to use my vote to elect a representative who will lead on climate.
You are welcome to leave feedback for our non-partisan, community group based Kooyong Votes Climate campaign. Given the seriousness of the accelerating impacts from fossil fuel emissions, we very much appreciate your concern for our children's future and desire to protect the natural world that sustains us.