Our Vision

We accept the scientific consensus that:

• global average temperatures have increased since the industrial revolution primarily as a
result of burning fossil fuels;
• the world must urgently and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero as a matter of highest priority to maintain a climate suitable for human civilisation, plus
employ strategies for drawing down carbon dioxide already emitted.

We demand our local, state and federal governments do their utmost to ensure:

• Australia plays a positive role in international strategies to prevent global temperature
increases exceeding 1.5C
• Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are reduced in line with the targets of the Paris
Agreement and successive international agreements
• Australia does not approve or allow any new fossil fuel projects for domestic or export
• Our local community is kept well informed on the climate crisis, what impacts they will
experience, and the steps each level of government is taking toward both climate
mitigation and resilience
• The essential transition to a clean energy future ensures positive economic benefits and
opportunities for communities in both our local area and other parts of Australia,
particularly those communities most at risk of job loss.

Our Goals:

1) To educate our members and the local community on:

  • what the climate crisis is, and why it’s so serious
  • the latest climate science;
  • the role of fossil fuels;
  • the solutions available to reduce emissions
  • why we must also plan for a changing climate

2) To inspire & empower local residents and businesses to:

  • take effective action such as writing to your MPs
  • stop your own money supporting fossil fuels;
  • reduce your own emissions eg. by switching to renewable energy

3) To lobby councils, state and federal government representatives to :

  • declare and act upon a climate emergency;
  • educate the public on the latest climate science, the need for rapid emissions reduction, and how it can be done,
  • continually reduce emissions as per the latest climate science;
  • plan to end fossil fuel use and exports,
  • invest in clean energy industries, with jobs for Australian workers
  • make sure the transition to a clean energy future is socially just, and creates opportunities for Australian communities, particularly those who are vulnerable to job losses.

4) To build our capacity and alliances, by

  • being an active member of the Climate Action Network Australia;
  • working with any groups or people who share our vision;
  • being inclusive and reaching out to a wide range of locals, including people from culturally and socially diverse communities.