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350.org Australia

350.org was founded by U.S. author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public, and a team of university friends. In 2007 the group organised over 2,000 rallies at iconic places in all 50 of the United States. Centred around creative action calling for real action on climate change, the campaign now reaches all over the world with 5,200 actions in 181 countries taking place in 2009. In early 2012, 350.org helped the world connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather through their Climate Impacts Day. 350.org continues to grow across the world, become more strategic, and more focused on building an unstoppable movement for climate solutions impossible to ignore. 350.org also run climate campaign Fossil Free calling for people to divest their money from institutions with investments in fossil fuels, and campaign against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Sign up to 350.org and start your own action group, see which groups is closest to you on the 350.org website or get in touch with 350.org Australia to find out what's already happening here.

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Australian Forests and Climate Alliance

The AFCA purpose is to help empower environmental organisations and communities to affect change and to provide a common voice to encourage decision makers and industry to act to protect, connect and restore native forests for biodiversity, our climate, water and wildlife. We educate and establish networks by liaising with other groups, public, government and industry. We encourage a transition to ecologically sensitive forest stewardship and support this transition by managing relevant projects funded by in kind, government, corporate, or public donation.

If you are part of a community conservation organisations that is actively working to protect Australia’s biodiverse native forests, contact us to become a member of the alliance. Check out the Take Action page of our website to see how you can be involved as an individual.

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is building a generation wide movement to solve the climate crisis. We believe that the only way to solve the climate crisis is through a groundswell of support and momentum that is powerful enough to inspire the change we need and hold decision-makers to account. This will require thousands of people committed to changing hearts and minds and willing to take deep action. That’s why since 2007 we’ve helped thousands of young Australians take action in their schools, their universities, and their communities, and take part in campaigns that put climate change in the national spotlight.

The AYCC now has more than 80,000 members, 100 local groups, and more than 500 regular volunteers. Contact your state or territory coordinator, find your local group and get involved. AYCC holds regular social and campaign events, everyone is welcome.

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AYCC Seed

In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at the forefront of climate change, and as young people it’s our generation with the most at stake. It’s our communities on the frontline who need to be at the forefront of change; leading the solutions and building a society that is healthier, cleaner, more just and puts people before profits. That’s why we launched Seed: Australia’s first Indigenous youth ­led climate network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.

Are you an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person who wants to be a part of building a more just and sustainable world? Our movement is growing all across the country and we want you to be a part of it! Get in touch online to join the movement.

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Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group

BCCAG’S VISION IS ‘A SAFE CLIMATE FOR ALL’.
We are a non-profit community organisation that works to reduce the impact of climate change and promote sustainability. We do that by creating and delivering information, facilitating action and influencing decision-makers. We call for strong leadership and decisive action to meet Australia’s new commitments under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
We are a group that operates primarily within the municipality of Bayside, Victoria, Australia, but also become engaged in activities that have a wider focus.

You can e-mail us or go to the web site and go the Get Involved section. We look forward to hearing from you!
Meets monthly: Highett Community Centre, 2 Livingston St

Victoria

Beyond Zero Emissions

Beyond Zero Emissions is a research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emissions economy for Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive, economy to a 21st century renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy. Through the Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) research project, BZE is encouraging climate change policy that is in line with the latest science. By sharing this research with thousands of Australians via its public engagement program, BZE is engaging, educating and inspiring the community with real solutions to climate change.
In partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Energy Institute, BZE has published the Stationary Energy Plan, a fully costed transition plan for getting Australia to zero emissions in ten years using commercially available technology. Research in progress includes zero carbon buildings, transport with High Speed Rail, land use for carbon storage, industrial processes and export industries.

You can get involved with BZE by coming along to the regular discussion night, or volunteering. Volunteer opportunities are diverse, can evolve with the volunteer and be carried out as an internship.

Victoria

Carbon Arts

Carbon Arts is an arts organisation that is working to facilitate an increased role for artists in generating awareness and action on climate change. Straddling the arts, economics, science, and technology, our projects foster innovation and dialogue between disciplines and the public as a means to address contemporary environmental challenges. We do this through targeted and timely public art commissions, events, workshops, exhibitions and research.

“At the heart of our practice is the belief that creativity is essential in making the transition to a more sustainable society, and that the journey should be playful, fun and rewarding.” – Jodi Newcombe, Director Carbon Arts.

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ClimArte

ClimArte harnesses the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change by: producing, promoting and facilitating arts events; providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on sustainable Arts practice at an individual and organisational level; and creating an alliance of Arts practitioners and organisations that advocate for immediate, effective and creative action on climate change.

Sign up to the ClimArte newsletter to stay updated on events and opportunities to get involved. Tell us what events you have coming up and we will list and link to them in our What’s On section.

Victoria

Climate Action Canberra

We are a group of people in the Canberra region who are concerned about climate change and want to catalyse an emergency response to the climate crisis. We often focus on whats happening in Federal parliament. We are the Canberra chapter of several national campaigns as well as working with other Canberra groups to cut the cities CO2 emissions . We aim to act as a hub for information and an entry point for people to facilitate their productive engagement in climate change issues.

Join us and get involved with lobby our federal and territory governments, writing submissions, organising forums, rallies, films, stalls, media events, conferences and social gatherings.

Climate Action Network Australia

Climate Action Network Australia is an alliance of over 75 local, state, national and international environmental, development, research and advocacy groups from throughout Australia. CANA was formed in 1998 to be the Australian branch of the global CAN network, with representative groups in over 70 countries. CANA’s core principle is that a cohesive, mutual and cooperative civil society is an essential prerequisite if Australia is to effectively and justly meet the challenges posed by climate change. CANA provides the behind-the-scenes work necessary to ensure that such cooperation is possible.

Does your climate action group or civil society organisation want the benefits of being part of a supportive and collaborative network dedicated to helping amplify your efforts to secure effective climate change action here in Australia? Find out more and download an application form from our website.

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Climate Action Now Wingecarribee

CANWin works to minimise climate change and prepare for the effects of peak oil in the Southern highlands of NSW. We recognise that none of us can do this alone, but together we “must be the change we want to see in the world” (Mahatma Ghandi). CANWin runs regular public events, such as speaker nights, film nights, and our recent Clean Energy Future workshop. We research and prepare information sheets for members and the public on scientific and technical matters that affect the sustainability of life on the Highlands. CANWin initiatives include programs such as Fruit Rescue and Community Exchange Southern Highlands, and we collaborate with many other local groups that share our vision for a united, resilient and sustainable community.

One of our oldest and most exciting ventures is Transition Shire Wingecarribee, part of the world-wide Transition Network.

We welcome your involvement in any form and to any level. You can volunteer for a current working group or for one-off activities as they come up. You can become a member of the group, or even stand for the committee, and play a very active role. Contact us to find out more.

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Climate Council

After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia's biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council. We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available. We're a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change.

Get informed about climate change! Visit the Climate Council website to see stacks of reports on all different climate issues. Support the Council by becoming a member to make sure Australia has strong independent climate research.

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Climate Emergency Action Network SA

The Climate Emergency Action Network of South Australia (CLEAN) is a grassroots climate action group, linked nationally with the Community Climate Network. CLEAN organises community actions, outreach and education in Adelaide and Port Augusta. CLEAN aims to help build a broad, popular climate movement and can assist Adelaide communities to start climate action groups, conduct presentations, or access information. CLEAN believes in a fast transition to a zero carbon economy, with a just transition for Australian workers in affected industries.

Contact the organisers to find out when the next CLEAN meeting is.

South Australia

Climate Emergency Declaration

We call on our elected leaders to declare a climate emergency and initiate a society-wide mobilisation. As of October 2019, Climate emergency declarations have been made in 1,169 jurisdictions and local governments cover 290 million citizens in 23 countries.

On the Climate Emergency Declaration website you can keep up to date with who has declared a climate emergency, find resources to campaign for your local government to declare a climate emergency, find local climate action groups ad petitions and find lots of other resources and articles about the global mobilsation for climate action.

CORENA - Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc.

The CORENA fund is people-powered and donation-based. It enables people all over Australia to get on with the job of building more renewable energy capacity instead of just waiting on government action.

Contributions to the QUICK WIN PROJECTS pay for energy efficiency measures and solar PV and/or solar hot water at the premises of non-profit community-serving organisations. We provide an interest-free loan which the recipient will pay back to the Fund out of the subsequent savings on their power bills. Since the solar panels and other measures pay for themselves over time, it reduces our collective carbon emissions without ever costing the recipient organisation a cent. Loan repayments are then 'recycled' to help fund subsequent similar projects, so each donated dollar gets used over and over again.

Contributions to the BIG WIN PROJECT will build a citizen-owned 50MW solar thermal plant with storage. If 720,000 people each contribute $8/week for ONE year, we will have $300 million (the approximate price tag).

To get involved, choose which project you want to support and chip in!; help spread the word to others who you know want real climate action; see if a group you belong to wants to collaborate on our projects; volunteer your skills - social media, graphics, promotion, video, etc; identify a non-profit community org near you for a Quick Win project and help us liaise with them; become a financial member and have a say in what we do; like us on Facebook; or sign up for our e-news.

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ECOVOLUTION

Ecovolution - The philosophy to evolve, learn to live, respect and protect our ecosystem through the sustainable management of resources.

We have come up with a carbon accounting global scheme which will balance our emissions, is really simple to implement, will boost the social development and reduce social class fracture.

It's about putting back the power of decision in the hands of the consumer while educating and beneficiating of economic returns when you live with a low carbon footprint. It's the best and fastest and more efficient incentive for a change. It's a concrete, real solution that everyone can understand and manage.

We need your power to share, spread the idea and vote this into the house of parliament. Asap.

Read the concept, think about it, talk about it with your friends.

Contact us directly.

Get motivated to organize public events.

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End Coal

We are environmental, social justice and health advocates who are concerned about coal’s heavy toll on human health, our natural environment and the planet’s climate. We come from around the world – from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States – and together we share a vision of a sustainable future powered by clean renewable energy delivered by the sun, the wind, the oceans and the heat from the core of our earth. We developed this site to provide a resource for local communities, activists, students and researchers who would like to learn more about why coal is not the solution to the world’s energy needs and how you can work to stop the expansion of coal and promote better alternatives for meeting energy needs.

Use our resources and reports to support your own campaign, sign up to End Coal's mail list to stay up to date, take part in actions listed on the website and get in touch to become more involved.

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International

Extinction Rebellion (XR)

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.The time for denial is over. It is time to act. Conventional approaches of voting, lobbying, petitions and protest have failed because powerful political and economic interests prevent change. Our strategy is therefore one of non-violent, disruptive civil disobedience – a rebellion.

Historical evidence shows that we need the involvement of 3.5% of the population to succeed. Join your local Rebellion group and take part in civil disobedience. The global Spring Rebellion starts 7 Oct 2019.

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Fossil Free

If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that educational and religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels. We want institutions to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years. Fossil Free, a campaign run by 350.org are supporting local collectives to run campaigns at their universities and other institutions across the globe.

There are local groups in WA, NT, Vic, NSW and the ACT. (The Australian Student Environment Network have also started the Lock the Campus campaign to make our universities fossil free.) Take a look at the Fossil Free website to see if there's a campaign on your campus or institution, join in or start your own. Contact ASEN or check out the Lock the Campus campaign for local support.

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Front Line Action on Coal

FLAC is committed to community-led, non-violent direct action (NVDA). As part of a strategy to achieve climate justice and create meaningful change in the world, we take action to directly disrupt the status quo. Using our collective power to bring attention to and highlight injustices, we are on the frontlines of transforming the way we relate to our world and each other. We also aim to support community and grassroots groups on the front line of dangerous fossil fuel development and expansions, through solidarity, training and resources.

FLAC has been peacefully obstructing constructions works for the Adani coal mine in central Queensland since works began. Now the mine is approved, we need you now to stop the construction.

Hills Community For Climate Action

Hills Community For Climate Action is a grass-roots community group made up of residents of the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds who hold grave concerns about the current climate crisis, yet are motivated to seek community solutions to inspire change from the bottom up.

Our vision for the future is a fair and connected society, a safe climate and a thriving planet. Our mission is to grow the climate action movement in the hills to take meaningful, positive action towards a safe climate future.

Join our Facebook group to keep up with discussions, events and actions!

Victoria

Journeys for Climate Justice

Journeys for Climate Justice support local communities to build projects that raise awareness of climate change across the Asia Pacific. JCJ have organised river journeys, bike rides and youth projects in Sri Lanka, a climate solutions conference in Bangladesh and exhibitions and educational materials in Vietnam. JCJ is currently focusing on organising a journey down the Yarra River in Australia.

JCJ are currently seeking expressions of interests to send volunteers abroad to team up with our local partners on many exciting projects, and for interns to join the organisation and overseas projects.

LIVE

LIVE (Locals into Victoria's Environment) is a climate change action group campaigning for a transition to a sustainable future for all. We are based in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip. Our focus is on raising awareness of the need to protect our world’s vulnerable ecosystem and halt climate change; encouraging our society’s transition to a more healthy and sustainable economy; and motivating and supporting others in our community to collectively minimise our ecological footprint.

Join the LIVE email list through the website or get in touch to become involved.

Victoria

Lock the Campus

Part of the global Fossil Free campaign, Lock the Campus run by the Australian Student Environment Network offers resources and excellent information for students wanting to make sure their university stops investing in the fossil fuel industry. The website offers a critique of the relationship between public institutions and industry and information on how to expose the links your uni has with the fossil fuel industry and pressure them to change.

To get involved, visit the website, sign the declaration, investigate your university and find out how to organise on your own campus.

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Quit Coal

Quit Coal is a collective campaigning against the expansion of the coal Building new coal infrastructure means many more decades of dirty, old technology, when we should be moving towards clean, renewable energy. We use a range of tactics to let the broader Victorian community know about plans for new coal projects in Victoria, and pressure our government to stop investing in them. We focus on being strategic, creative, and as much as possible, fun! We hold rallies and public forums, do outreach at festivals and community events, lobby politicians, and speak to the media. We also take peaceful direct action – from creative street theatre to office occupations, and many things in between.

We are a volunteer run collective that is committed to non-violence. We are a rapidly growing, open and inclusive community group. Come to a meeting or
contact us to get involved.

Victoria

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