Climate Emergency Darebin
Climate Emergency Darebin's vision is for the restoration of a safe climate for all. To achieve this we will be focusing on these key areas of work:
- Climate solutions (zero emissions across the economy and in community lifestyles, and CO2 drawdown)
- Climate adaptation and resilience
- Community and business mobilisation, engagement and education
- Climate policy and strategy advocacy to governments at all levels in Australia and internationally
- Climate solutions research (safe climate restoration and adaptation/resilience) and strategy development
The Climate Emergency Darebin Committee includes community volunteers, Councillors and Council's CEO. As it develops, Climate Emergency Darebin will draw on additional support from people within the community to achieve its goals.
Please see Climate Emergency Darebin's strategic plan for more information.
Climate Emergency Community Dinner
Darebin Council and Climate Emergency Darebin hosted a Climate Emergency Community Dinner at the Reservoir Learning Centre in May. Nearly 80 community leaders from across Darebin came together to learn about the climate emergency and to discuss strategies for advocacy and creating change.
The community leaders represented sporting and service clubs, environment groups, ethnic, faith and indigenous communities, neighbourhood houses, the arts and business, plus Council’s advisory groups. Talks about the climate emergency and what it means for our future provided background information and inspiration for some interactive, focused thinking and discussion about what we could do as individuals and as organisations. We explored which decision makers we might approach and ask to take action. And we discovered that there are huge range of actions we can all take to achieve an effective and meaningful response to the climate emergency.
For inspiration, here’s a few examples of actions identified by community leaders at the dinner:
- Start Hairdressers for Climate Change Action
- Get my apartment block to install solar
- Start a dialogue about climate emergency at work
- Declare a climate emergency at my business and call on staff to act on the climate emergency
- Dinner and climate conversations with my two pilates groups
- Joining climate action groups
- Visit local MPs with others to discuss the climate emergency
Council wants to continue to support community climate action. In particular we hope to reach 1000 people with the climate emergency message by 5 December this year, the third anniversary of the declaration. To sign up to learn more, to become involved, to let us know what action you are already taking, or that you intend to take, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download this booklet, 'Climate Emergency Action: Darebin Residents Taking Action in the Climate Emergency' to read more information about the climate emergency and how you can be involved.
Climate Emergency Darebin Executive Officer
Phone: 8470 8969