Save the Planet is a new political party and community campaign seeking to provide real leadership in the climate emergency. We will not only build a heightened awareness of both the threats and the solutions that can save us from a climate catastrophe, but we will also work tirelessly to make the solutions a reality. Ultimately this will mean a rapid transformation of our society at emergency speed from one which is increasing the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases to one which is reducing them to a safe level. There is currently huge resistance to taking on this emergency approach because people can't see anybody in the political world willing to stand up for an emergency response. Without this leadership people believe an emergency response is politically unviable. Save the Planet will provide that needed leadership.
Save the Planet
Save the Planet has two current campaigns: the state election and the development of climate emergency plans aimed at local councils and communities. These campaigns are run by grassroot activists and people just like you. Join in!
School Strike 4 Climate
We are school students from cities and towns across Australia. Most of us have never met before but are united by our concern about our planet. We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis.
On 15 March 2019, one hundred and fifty thousand of us took to the streets across Australia and went on strike for climate action, along with 1.5 million all over the world.
Politicians can show us that they care by taking urgent action to move Australia beyond fossil fuel projects (e.g. #StopAdani's mega coal mine) and get the job done of moving us to 100% renewable energy for all.
Sign up to our mailing list to hear about our plans, create a group at your school and start striking with us for climate action.
Solar Citizens is a community initiated campaign working to build community and political support for renewable energy. In January 2009 over 500 community members from 100 local community groups came together in Canberra at Australia’s first Community Climate Summit and realised we were all asking the same questions. With such abundant sun and wind, with the impacts of climate change were hitting already, when thousands of new jobs would be created – why isn't Australia getting serious about renewable energy? We are calling for the introduction of a national feed-in tariff to really kick start renewable energy investment in Australia. One by one we are working to get every community, every business, every politician in Australia behind our vision. Today there we are a 104,465 strong community.
To get involved, find a local group, or start one of your own, write a letter to your local politician or have a chat to a friend, get some mates and take a photo at your town or suburb, sign or join the effort to have 20,000 conversations on renewable energy, sign our petition and join in. Together we are creating a groundswell of community support.
Adani's mega coal mine will fuel global warming, permanently damage the Great Barrier Reef, trash Aboriginal land and steal our water supplies. This is a massive campaign to stop the biggest coal mine in Australia, people from all states are taking part in all kinds of tactics to make sure the mine doesn't go ahead including shifting the politics, building a grassroots movement and diverting funding from the mine.
Join your local Stop Adani group or start your own. We'll give you all the information and support you need through our Action Station. Sign up to our list and join in local events and global protest.
Surf Coast Energy Group
Formed in 2008, the Surf Coast Energy Group is a diverse group of Surf Coast residents based in Victoria, united by a concern for climate change and sustainability and doing something about it at a local level. The group now has over 800 members. We encourage positive behaviour change and promote understanding of climate change and resource use. We play a part in state and national campaigns including Cash for Containers, 100% Renewables, Surf Coast Air Action and Solar Citizens.
We are always looking for new team members and volunteers to help out at events and contribute new ideas. Come to a meeting (rsvp first) or get in touch.
YCAN - Yarra Climate Action Now
Yarra Climate Action Now is a grassroots community group in inner-city Melbourne made up of people who want to see much stronger action on climate change. We are pushing for the urgent worldwide action needed to avoid runaway climate change and the associated impacts. We are interested in the possibility of making a difference in the community through education, lobbying, workshops and other activities. We are part of the Climate Emergency Network and a national network of grassroots climate action groups. This site will be a place for us to talk about climate change issues, exchange ideas, link to information and hopefully open a world of possibilities.
Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions - community input is always appreciated! You can email us if you would like to: know more about YCAN or join our announcements list; learn more about climate change issues and solutions; get involved in events (in a small or large way); gain or share some knowledge or skills; check out our general meetings (second Wednesday evening of the month in Fitzroy).