CLIMATE CHANGE IS

#OnMyAgenda

There are Reasons for Hope. Will you host a small gathering November 12-15 to say climate change is on your agenda?

We can't believe she did it in one take

Climate Change is #OnMyAgenda

On 15-16 November, Australia will host the G20 Summit. World leaders will gather in Brisbane for talks on the world’s most critical issues.

Except one.

Egged on by big polluters, who are telling G20 leaders that “coal is good for humanity,” Tony Abbott has refused to put climate change on the G20 agenda. But problems don’t just go away because you ignore them.

Together, we can show that climate change is on our agenda.

Here's the host toolkit.

Register your #ONMYAGENDA event here now!

ACF supporters will host events all over Australia between November 12-16, screening the Reasons for Hope video to demonstrate that the world is moving, and inspire their communities to action.

Reasons for Hope features world leaders, scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes. It shows that solutions exist, people are getting on board, and leaders are acting – but the Australian government is falling behind. We’ve chosen the best footage from the amazing 24 Hours of Reality global broadcast.

As a host, we'll give you a copy of Reasons for Hope to screen with your friends, family or community, as well as a support toolkit to help you organise your event.

GOOD NEWS

Host a watch party and show that climate change is on your agenda.

Your events will inspire conversations that matter with people who care. With hundreds of events and thousands of voices across social media, we can show the international community that climate change is on our agenda.

We’ll support your event by telling its story nationwide with social media, traditional media and advertising.

At this crucial moment, when the eyes of the world are on us, will you take action?

A sign of the times

We’re bringing the call for more clean energy to where it matters to politicians – in our communities.

They've heard from us online, but key politicians have told us the campaign to save our Renewable Energy Target just isn’t visible in their electorate.

We have a plan to change that! We've designed some cute posters. Will you commit to put up posters in at least 10 places? Sign up for your posters here and we’ll mail them out to you.

Sign up and make the clean energy message inescapable in your community.

Tens of thousands of people have emailed their MPs, and hundreds of you have called their offices to tell them you support clean energy. Now, our challenge is to build that message across our towns and suburbs.

And how better to do it than with the people who care, in the communities you love.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • The eyes have it. Identify areas with high foot and eye traffic. Can you poster a message board of your office, school, university, church or library? What about the counter or window of your favorite café, restaurant, laundromat or green grocer? Some supporters at the climate rally said they'll post it on their home window facing the street!
     
  • If you’re unsure if it’s a public space, ask for permission. Our message will have more traction if the sign doesn’t get removed soon after you post it.
     
  • Bring supplies! Have a roll of tape, pair of scissors and push pins handy. Put it up yourself to ensure it gets good eye traffic.
  • Let us know how it goes! Tell us where you placed the signs and, if possible, send us a photo at action@acfonline.org.au.

If you'd rather download the design and print it yourself hit reply and I'll send you a high res file.

Fill out this form if you have at least 10 places in mind to put up posters and we’ll send them to you by mail.

Happy posting!

Victoria

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
Climate Change Campaign Manager
Australian Conservation Foundation

P.S. A promising turn of events -- the federal Cabinet rejected the Warburton Review recommendations to weaken our Renewable Energy Target!

But it isn’t over yet. Your efforts in protecting the RET are working, and that’s why we’re asking you to step up again to get the RET over the line.

Join the global march for climate

Join hundreds and thousands of people rallying around the globe this weekend (Sep 20-21) to call for action on climate change, a world with good jobs, healthy communities, clear air and clean water.

We've drummed up four posters that you can download and print in full colour, or black and white. Please note the downloadable files are quite large, so they can be printed in colour at A3 size.

Find out where your closest rally is here: http://peoplesclimate.org/australia/

MELBOURNE 
When: 11am, Sunday 21 September 2014
Where: Meet at State Library, march to Treasury Gardens
* Staff from our head office will be meeting at 10:45am at the 'architectural fragment' on the corner of Swanston Street and La Trobe Street with a bunch of these colourful placards to give to ACF members. Meet us there!

SYDNEY 
When: 12pm, Sunday 21 September 2014
Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe

ADELAIDE 
When: 11am, Saturday 20 September 2014
Where: Rundle Park (Corner of East and North Terraces)

PERTH 
When: 1pm, Sunday 21 September 
Where: Russell Square

CANBERRA 
When: 10.30am, Sunday 21 September
Where: ANU University, Chifley Meadows (outside the library, near Union Court)

BRISBANE
When: 11am, Sunday 21 September
Where: Queen’s Park

HOBART
When: 1pm Sunday 21 September
Where: MONA, 655 Main Road, Berriedale