Join together with other Friends of the Earth members for our annual general meeting. There are the usual formalities but we also love the opportunity to catch up and celebrate what is shaping up to be a huge year for grassroots environmental activism!
This event is open to Friends of the Earth Melbourne members only - If you are not yet a member of FoE you can sign up as a member here!
Our special guest speaker this year will be the wonderful Jo Dodds from Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action.
Jo is the President and a founding member of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action, a role she embraced after being impacted by the Tathra and District fire of 2018.
Jo came to national attention after calling out the then PM, Malcolm Turnbull’s inaction on climate, standing in the ashes of the forest where she lives. She had watched her friends and neighbours lose their homes and treasured possessions, and seen the absolute devastation of wild places she loves.
She has supported and participated in dozens of climate actions, meeting with elected representatives, business and industry leaders, and community members to speak about the importance of urgent action on climate. And she has pushed back against the voices who try to shut down the critical conversations we must have, placing the pain and suffering of ordinary Australians as central to all considerations of the costs of action, and most importantly inaction, on emissions reductions.
Her work with Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action now enables many more people who’ve had direct experience of the impacts of climate damage, to speak out about the danger we are all in, and press for action.
Jo’s also worked in mental health, community services, for the ABC, and is a local government Councillor with Bega Valley Shire Council. She continues to live with her partner in the forest near Tathra, NSW, in a hand-built, mudbrick house, fully powered for over twenty years by an off-grid solar system and wishes she had more time for cycling and lying in her hammock.
We can't wait to see you there!
DATE: Thursday November 12th
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This event is inline only. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email.