Here is the Act on Climate crew's update on what we're up to, what's coming up, and ways you can get involved!
This past month, the community has been dialling up the heat on the Dirty Dozen Polluters, and putting the question to the Albanese government: will it Safeguard Our Climate or Protect Polluter Profits?
RSVP for an upcoming collective meeting if you're keen to get in on the action - no experience required, just passion for climate justice.
Our window of opportunity to make the case for the Albanese govt to rein in the big polluters with a strengthened Climate Safeguard Mechanism is closing fast.
Want to help us ensure that the community's voice outweighs the Dirty Dozen polluters' lobbying? Here are two actions you can take right now, wherever you are:
|Send in a Selfie to Safeguard Our Climate|
|Send an email to your MP|
Here's what we've been up to this month...
Info Night: Safeguarding Our Climate against the Dirty Dozen
Act on Climate supporters and local climate activists got together at Black Spark Cultural Centre to discuss the details of the the Climate Safeguard Mechanism, brainstorm plans for actions to hold the Dirty Dozen polluters accountable, and workshop the best way to approach MP meetings.
Street action: What's the Dirt on BHP?
On Tuesday, community members staged a creative stunt outside BHP to shame it and the rest of the Dirty Dozen polluters for 'holding us back' on climate action, and leaving the community with the burden.
It's been energising to take action alongside other climate groups across Narrm/Melbourne, calling on the Albanese government to rein in the big polluters and make them pull their weight on climate.
Read on further to hear about how you can join us in the next one!
We've been getting out and about to do some stalls at community events, including the Melbourne Girls College Pedal-Powered Cinema - what an epic high school environment team they have!
Meeting with Ged Kearney
Local Cooper constituents met with their Labor MP to discuss the Climate Safeguard Mechanism.
The Albanese government was elected with a strong mandate to act on the climate crisis. We've been assisting community members to meet with their MPs and convey the message that we need them to make up for the last nine years of Coalition government inaction on climate and stand with us, the community, rather than the big polluters.
This means not letting the Dirty Dozen polluters off the hook with unlimited use of offsets to avoid making real emissions cuts.
Upcoming Actions: Exposing the Dirt on the Dirty Dozen
Here are the actions we've got coming up to target the three Dirty Dozen companies with headquarters in Narrm/Melbourne:
Local grassroots community groups have been hitting BHP for four weeks now, weekly on Tuesdays, with two more to go.
We're demonstrating to BHP that we're watching them and the rest of the Dirty Dozen polluters closely, as the Albanese government prepares to impose stronger emissions cuts on their operations.
Join us for a street rally to hear about Shell's global history of environmental damage and dodging responsibility, and see if we can coax a Shell representative to come out of the building and tell us...
Will they salvage their legacy and support a strengthened Climate Safeguard Mechanism?
And remember, you're always welcome to join Act on Climate's weekly meetings. Register here for the details.
That's all from us for now. Feel free to call us with any questions or queries.