September 24, 2017, 1:00pm - September 24, 2017, 3:00pm
• Family friendly campaign launch
• Music and speeches
• Come and hear what Mik is up to
• Meet others who share Mik’s call for united leadership in Geelong
• Find out how you can support this campaign
• Bring your friends
• Help spread the word
If you’d like to support Mik’s campaign and help our crowdfunding campaign for advertisements in Geelong’s two newspapers and on Facebook, then bring a little extra cash.
Darebin City Council shows what responsible leadership in 2017 looks like. Geelong Council is not far behind, having endorsed the One Planet Living framework with its Zero Carbon principle, and by already having committed to achieving zero carbon emissions for council operations.
Darebin’s new Climate Emergency Plan provides a tangible and action-oriented framework for the entire community – homes, business, organisations or community groups – which the new Geelong Council can look towards, learn from and then launch its own Geelong-version of: www.yoursaydarebin.com.au/climateaction
» Geelong Council’s Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2017-2020: www.geelongaustralia.com.au/zerocarbon/documents/item/8d4907ba88b12ba.aspx
In the introduction to the 84-page plan, Darebin City Council writes:
“Council recognises that we are in a state of climate emergency. Unless we restore a safe climate at emergency speed, there will be dramatic and negative impacts on our community and around the world. In Australia we are already seeing more intense and frequent heatwaves, heavy rainfall and flooding, the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef and extreme weather leading to more bushfires.
Around the world, ecological tipping points are being reached. The vast ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland have started to melt, with the potential to raise sea levels enough to flood some major cities and the river deltas where much of the world’s food is grown.
Climate change has the potential to contribute to conflicts and mass migrations, as natural disasters and scarcity of food and water increase. There is therefore an urgent need to take action on climate change to ensure safety for ourselves, our future and all other life on the planet. Darebin Council is committed to taking action to preserve a liveable planet for our children and the generations to follow.”
~ Excerpt from Darebin City Council’s Climate Emergency Plan