The Government is pursuing a climate change policy that will not result in swift and effective emissions reductions. We have held-hands around parliament, and now its time to take our protest directly to our elected representatives.
The Exposure Draft Legislation for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will be released in the coming weeks. Join communities around Australia sitting-in at their MP’s offices to demand better.
On this website, you can download a simple guide to help you plan your protest.
You can also visit Flickr and see how colourful, fun and family-friendly sit-ins can be.
If you’re on Facebook, find the March 27th events here.
There are other resources on this site to help you, and plans are already being made right around the country. Be part of history and take action to protect our children’s future.
In December, the Government released a White Paper about their Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – the central plank in Australia’s emissions reduction strategy. It was widely criticised as too generous to polluting industries. At the same time, they announced that Australia would only aim to reduce carbon pollution by between 5 and 15% by the year 2020. This target would guarantee the loss of the Great Barrier Reef and the Kakadu wetlands. It would wipe out the homes of millions and would drive perhaps 39% of terrestrial species to extinction.
We must act together to show the Government that the community wants more ambitious, more just and more hopeful action. We have less than a year left to turn history around. You will be stepping it up by taking part in this project, but there is lots more planned in the coming months, and more opportunities to plan together, and make our advocacy more effective.
Join us in ‘stepping in’ to our MP’s offices this March, and stepping up community action on climate change.
This kit Step-in to Step It Up on Climate Change contains information to help you take part in this exciting community project. Just ‘right-click and save’ to download the kit!