Local climate action is powerful!
Even though the pace of change to renewables is accelerating, Federal policy paralysis such as the lack of a price on carbon or strong clean air or emissions standards means that Australia's emissions are going up not down, and our children's future is under threat.
We can reduce emissions at the local level.
Local climate action can reduce emissions powerfully, while making our cities and houses more comfortable. Join our working groups to help support more solar energy, better energy efficiency and heat protection with tree plantings and the restoration of wetlands and of course better public transport and promotion of low carbon transport such as walking and cycling.
Fossil fuels are risky, damage our health and break down in the heat. And they cost more, right now, and in the future.
We do have solutions - renewables with storage is now the most affordable kind of energy.
However our politicians are blocking effective action, and are even considering funding new coal fired power stations!
The recent KVC campaign was very successful in making sure climate was the number one issue in Kooyong, and this was reflected in a strong swing towards climate candidate against the national trend.
If we can build a big base across a number of inner east electorates we will be in a good position to influence policy, drop emissions and shift votes for climate across all three levels of government.
We would love your to volunteer for strong climate action to protect your future and our kids!
Please indicate the areas you are interested in by ticking the relevant check boxes below.
You are warmly invited to join our working groups and support groups
- Help us elect climate Councillors and reduce local emissions. Boroondara residents deserve accountable, responsible local representatives who will lead on strong climate action. Join us as we lay the groundwork to elect climate champions and improve our public transport, parks and wetlands, advocate for sustainable dwellings and increasing clean energy uptake. Visit our Local Power page and tick the check boxes, or call Joy on 0419 989 590 or Nicholas on 0450 696 848.
- Laying the groundwork for local Climate Emergency declarations. It started with Darebin in 2016. Now over 600 jurisdictions, including the ACT and 3 countries, have declared climate emergencies round the world, and its hard to keep up! Would you like Boroondara to ramp up climate action rapidly to protect our kids? Visit on our Climate Emergency page, tick the climate emergency check box or call Len on 0412409855 or Sally on 0426 171 733, and join our team.
- Now or never for the Galilee. Join our StopAdani Kooyong team as we ramp up our efforts to protect Australia from the threat of opening the fourth largest source of carbon on the planet - 29 billion tons. Visit our StopAdani page to sign up. Sally can be contacted on 0426 171 733.
- Help shape the clean energy transition. Join our Energy Transition working group! Projects including speaker training, industry liaison, forums, fact sheets and submissions. Keep tuned for our first working group meetings - please sign up below. You are welcome to call David on 0405 506 275 or Ed on 0428 775 758, or sign up below.
Support groups including recruitment, communications and social media and logistics - more soon.
Join our Communications, Social Media and Web Support team! Please visit our Support Online page to keep updated about our weekly training webinars, and sign up below for social media and communications to join our Facebook support group. You are welcome to ring our Comms Director, Sally on 0426 171 733.
Feel free to contact us
You are welcome to contact us with your ideas or questions: Len Goldsmith, our Volunteer Coordinator on 0412 409 855 - recruitment, field campaigns and climate emergency; Sally Newell, Comms Director on 0426 171 733 - support on line, help with writing, website, or content for blog posts, energy transition and moving beyond gas. Ed Adamson, on 0428 775 758 works across a number of areas including energy transition, finance and logistics and speakers and arts -feel free to give him a call on on 0428 775 758.