An update for contributors
When I took on being a full time climate campaigner I never realised the rollercoaster ride I was in for.
I had no idea of the incredible people I would meet, the tremendous amount of information I’d be sifting through or the events I would be participating in. Yikes!
Here’s just a few highlights of the last few weeks:
I attended the second workshop of the Climate Campaigning and Community Organising training facilitated by The Change Agency. A key focus for myself from that training has been on recruitment and engagement of volunteers and alliance building. I also attended an excellent training session by some financial experts exploring corporate campaigning and I’ll be running some local training on that in coming weeks.
The 350 Perth team is growing and on the 2/3rd May we participated in the National Days of Divestment Action. You can see a short film here. It’s been inspiring to work with so many incredible people both locally and nationally on this campaign. We’re already planning our next national events and folks are keen to hit the streets and advocate within local organisations for divestment.
I was lucky to be invited to speak alongside Dr Sallie Forrest and Prof Fiona Stanley at an event organised by Drs for the environment and WA Medical Students where they discussed Climate Change and health particularly with a focus on Children’s health, including the co-benefits of transitioning to clean energy and I discussed Divestment. Thanks to the excellent work of the organisers we even managed to get some coverage in The West and radio.
Some of the events and projects I’m working on in coming weeks include:
A Strictly Hypothetical, 30th May – “Perth 2050: Post Climate Change in the most isolated City in the world”. Click here to find out more and book
Better Things to Do, 10th June – A Forum showcasing the renewable energy revolution currently taking place. For more info and to register click here
Chasing Ice and Divestment 17th and 18th June – Dunsborough and Busselton
Stage 2 Crowd Funding – We’re coming up to the end of the financial year and we’re aiming to raise another $10,000 before the end of June (to donate click here). It’ll be a challenge however this will ensure I can continue building the climate movement here in West Australia. Given the outcomes of the budget we cannot wait for our political leaders to act on climate. Now is the time to provide leadership and direction, to challenge the social license of the fossil fuel industry and to build our strength as a broad and powerful movement. In coming weeks I’ll be inviting you to share the campaign amongst your networks and encouraging people to contribute in any way they can.
For now I thank you for your contribution and continued support. As always if you want to discuss any of my work or get involved further please get in touch.