Who is Act on Climate?

17626424_237625430038189_4342783682361481399_n.png‘Action is the release from fear’ - Anonymous

Who we are

Act on Climate is a team of citizens who are concerned about climate change and want to take action on it at a grassroots level.

We are a diverse bunch from all walks of life; from the inner city to rural areas, young and old, and from many professions, who see the impacts of climate change in our lives already in different ways.

Our aim and what we do

We aim to advance policies that prevent climate change from getting worse and also that prepare us for climate change adaptation. We want to support communities by helping them build resilience to impacts that are already locked in and protecting them from climate change emergencies.

Through community organising, political action and media presence, this campaign will build and demonstrate strong public support for climate change action. We aim to empower communities to win local campaigns that advance climate change policies for the state of Victoria. This will build a strong and diverse pro-climate-action constituency that governments can’t ignore.

 Our progress so far

The campaign is already kicking goals in Victoria, with a team of people old and new to the climate action movement excited to get to work. Just weeks old, in February our campaign targeted key politicians whose votes were needed to pass the Victorian Climate Change Act in parliament. Strategic media targeting, public demonstrations and meetings with these MPs saw us secure the extra votes needed, and the Act passed through Parliament in a huge win for climate action! As Act on Climate grows, we will be able to achieve more successes like this one.

 

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