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Climate Emergency - Now What? Finding your role

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Central Hall, Melbourne

20 Brunswick Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Want to contribute and step into action to mitigate the climate crisis, but questioning how you can best contribute and make a difference?

About this Event

We believe that to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies we have to overcome democratic disconnect by removing the barriers to change. We can do this by re-engaging diverse voices of people through both a People’s Assembly framework (which is informed by social and ecological justice and a human rights agenda), and the need for formal Citizen’s Assemblies, through all levels of society and governance.

We are passionately motivated to facilitate outcomes to help us move beyond an emergency declaration.

Our ecological systems are in crisis. The fires, on top of droughts and floods last year, are putting unprecedented strain on our wildlife, on our food systems, on our ability to envisage a safe future for our children. Politics as usual is failing us.

The challenges we face are enormous, but can be tackled, if we all step up, together.

We acknowledge that First Nations people have been taking care of their country since time immemorial, are some of the first and worst affected by climate change and are leading powerful climate action. As Country has deeply changed due to colonisation and now due to global heating, including due to the unprecedented recent bushfires, we acknowledge the trauma and resilience of First Nations peoples.

Our heart goes out to all the people who have lost loved ones, seen their homes destroyed and been forced to flee communities, and to the billions of animals and their homes.

1% of ticket sales pays the rent on stolen land

How will it work?

Hear first hand from people who are actively engaged in climate action on how their working to reduce emissions..

Reflect on how you are currently responding to the climate crisis

Be walked through a sequence of steps in a supportive environment to work out how we can each enhance our efforts, so we can act in a way that is aligned with the climate emergency.

Why come?

Step into this new decade with clarity on what role/s you could play that you’re well suited to based on your unique experience, skills and passions and circles of influence. Maybe those around you in your family, community or workplace are taking actions aligned with the scale of what our ecosystems are facing. Or maybe you feel that you’re stepping up and into this challenge solo. Either way you’re a part of an exponentially growing community of people hearing the call to courageously act. This is not about activism, but ‘actionism’, and getting on with the job in front of us - to grow resilience, rejenerate, reconcile and rebuild our broken systems.

Who is it for?

Anyone wanting to identify the best fit for how you could become engaged and play a role/s that you’re well suited to or anyone wanting to refine and level up what your already doing.

Many people are feeling uncomfortable with business as usual.

Many people want to contribute to step into action to mitigate the climate crisis and bring emissions down to zero but are thinking “I’m just one person what can I do?” Feel familiar? Well what if “I’m just one person what can I do”, said 7 billion people.

If this is you in any way, come along to the People’s Assembly for the Climate Emergency.

Who will join you at this event?

Invitations have been sent to people working in First Nation groups, councils, climate and environment groups, science and sustainability experts, cultural organisations, architects and artists, farmers, faith organisations, businesses, social impact people, students, educators, academics, universities, emergency services workers, health care workers, refugee, migrant and other minority groups, community leaders, politicians, transport workers, journalists and media organisations, museums and galleries, unions and banks.

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Getting to the venue

Trams 11, 12, 30 and 109, St Vincents Plaza Stop 12. Tram 86 stops at the intersection of Gertrude St and Brunswick St, a short walk away.

Buses 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907, 908 and 961 all stop near the venue, get down near the Australian Catholic University.

We encourage attendees to use public transport or bike. There is limited on-street parking near the venue.

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To keep costs down, this event will have no catering. There will be regular breaks, including time for lunch, and tea and coffee will be supplied. Please bring your own water bottles.

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Central Hall, Melbourne

20 Brunswick Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Australia

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