Ajaya Haikerwal

I want to be proud of the future we're creating. 

  • rsvped for Global Climate Strike 2019-08-30 15:23:52 +1000

    Global Climate Strike

    Stand Up with us!
    Climate for Change will be striking for climate action on September 20 in Melbourne.
    To everyone who cares about a safe climate future, this is your invitation to join us, as we walk together with people around the world standing up to confront the climate crisis when our politicians won’t.
    Australia is already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bushfires, severe cyclones and heatwaves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.
    So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for the biggest ever global #ClimateStrike.
    By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more.
    Everyone is invited, everyone is needed. On March 15, 1.6 million of us went on strike around the world. On September 20, we’re going to take our movement to the next level. If you’re an adult, please take the day off and invite your friends, workmates and families to join us.
    See you on September 20 to strike for climate justice.
    We will meet at the base of the Sir William John Clarke Memorial in the Melbourne Treasury Gardens at 1:30pm!
    We will be gathering to create banners on the Sunday afternoon before the strike - please RSVP to our Banner Making event if you would like to join us.
    To be alerted about our location and event updates sign up below, or check the Facebook event for more information.
    September 20, 2019 at 1:30pm
    Treasury Gardens, Melbourne
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  • published Volunteer in Join us 2019-08-14 13:08:53 +1000


    Climate for Change is powered by volunteers. Without their support, we simply would not be able to continue empowering Australians to make a deep commitment to taking action on climate change. And, as we continue to have conversations with more people across the country, the support of our volunteers is more crucial than ever.

    Our volunteer opportunities are varied: they can encompass anything from giving a couple of hours of your time at a working bee, through to managing whole projects over many months. There are a variety of front of house roles, such as hosting, facilitating, organising events and fundraising, and back of house roles, including data entry, web development, and administrative and research roles.


    We support our volunteers with training opportunities, connections to mentors and useful networking within the climate movement - and of course, opportunities to connect with like-minded people to inspire and support you!

    To get involved, fill in your details below. 

    We constantly strive to make our volunteers feel supported and fulfilled in the roles they are doing. The questions below will help us match you with a position that is right for you.

    By signing up below,you’ll also receive our fortnightly Volunteer Update newsletter, which keeps you up-to-date with all our current opportunities. 

    You can also join our Climate for Changemakers Facebook group and keep an eye out for what’s happening in the C4C community.

  • published Fundraiser Portal 2019-08-12 13:53:55 +1000

    Fundraiser Portal

    Run for Change and fundraise for climate action!

    Firstly, a huge thank you for stepping up and fundraising with us.

    Your support is crucial for engaging and inspiring Australians to act on climate change.

    Our fundraisers are absolute climate heros. Without you we wouldn't be able to continue building the Australian climate movement one conversation at a time.

    This is your one-stop-shop with all the resources you will need for fundraising throughout any of our campaigns, be it the annual crowdfunder or fun run.

    marta_headshot_c4c_round.pngIf you have any questions regarding the portal, resources or fundraising, please contact our Community Fundraising Manager, Marta, at marta@climateforchange.org.au.

    Every amount raised really makes a difference so we can’t thank you enough.

    Happy fundraising!

  • donated via 2019-05-07 11:25:12 +1000



    Our work is only possible because everyday citizens like you are stepping up and giving what they can to make it happen. Without your financial support, we could not support the people who volunteer, host and facilitate, and none of what we do would be possible.

    Because your gift supports these incredible volunteers, its impact goes a long way – even a small donation makes a big difference.

    Use this page to make a one-off donation of up to $1,000 (for larger donations please contact us), or maximise your impact and donate regularly.

    (Please note: donations are not tax-deductible)


  • published Privacy in About 2019-02-14 10:40:50 +1100

    Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy was last updated February 2019.


    Climate for Change (C4C) exists to support you to understand, and to take powerful action to stop, climate change. It is important to us that you trust us, so we promise to respect your privacy and your personal information at all times.

    This Privacy Policy sets out what information we collect, how we use it, why we collect it, and what to do if you have any queries, concerns or complaints. It’s based on the Australian Privacy Principles. We’ll update it from time to time as laws change.

    By visiting our website, signing up to our newsletters or other activities, applying for employment with us, making a donation or otherwise providing us with your personal information, you consent to your personal information (including your sensitive information) being collected, used and disclosed as set out in this Privacy Policy.



    We collect personal information about individuals including members, directors, supporters, volunteers, donors, employees, contractors, job applicants and other people with whom C4C or a third party has contact in connection with C4C’s activities.

    The personal information that we collect and hold generally includes your name and contact details (such as your phone number, email and/or address), date of birth, other information about you such as your interests and your opinions on environmental issues, and your interaction and donation history with us.

    If you make a purchase from or donate money to us, we may collect your credit card details for the purposes of that transaction, but we do not hold that information. If you sign up to a regular donation, our third party merchant software will store the details for future transactions, but we cannot access them.

    We may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify you or anyone else. For example, we may collect anonymous answers to surveys or aggregated information about how people use our website.

    We use ‘cookies’ to track visitors to our website. If you are concerned about the use of cookies (see below) they can be disabled in your internet browser setting.

    You do not have to provide us with your personal information. However, if you do not provide us with your personal information, it will be difficult for us to contact you. Without your personal information we may not, for example, be able to issue you with a receipt, offer you employment or provide you with more information about our work or seek your feedback.

    We may also collect and hold “sensitive information”. For example, in the course of your engagement with us we might collect information about your philosophical or political views or your membership of, or affiliation with, organisations such as unions or religious groups. Knowing these things helps us communicate with you better and tailor information and actions to you. It also allows us to understand if you have affiliations which could assist in our efforts towards a safe climate.

    We will only collect sensitive information directly from you and by providing it to us you consent to us collecting, using or disclosing it as specified in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise authorised by law.



    We collect personal information that you provide to us directly. That includes information provided via a website, over the phone, in person, or by email.

    We may also collect your personal information from publicly available sources (including via social media), through the use of cookies on our website or from third parties. For example, we might partner with a company or organisation that shares your personal information with us.

    We will only collect personal information by lawful means and when possible, we will always collect personal information from you directly. If it is not reasonable or practicable to collect it directly from you, we will take steps to make you aware that your information has been collected. For example, a lot of our work is conducted through having conversations with people. If a friend or relative gives us your email because they think you might be interested in our work, we’ll let you know the name of the person who gave us your email.



    When you access our website, we may send a ‘cookie’ (which is a small summary file containing a unique ID number) to your computer. This enables us to recognise your computer and personalise your experience each time you visit our website. It also enables us to keep track of products, services, information or online actions you view so that we can tailor how often and what we contact you about.

    Our cookies do not collect personal information.

    If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can set your browser so that your computer doesn’t accept them.

    For more information on how our website uses cookies, please visit https://nationbuilder.com/cookie_declaration

    Whenever you use our website, or any other website, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the Web Server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your Internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its “IP address,” and is sent automatically each time you access any Internet site. From a computer’s IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise it is anonymous.

    We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. An example of this would be when proceeding to a checkout to finalise an order you may wish to make. After completing the form provided, your IP address will be stored along with a transaction number that allows us to track your order.



    As an environment organisation, all our actions aim to fulfil our ‘charitable purpose’.The same applies to collecting personal information.

    For example:

    • To provide concerned citizens with information relevant to them about climate change, its solutions and actions they can take, including ways they can support or get involved with our organisation.
    • To understand the impact of our engagement and improve the ways in which we work towards our mission.
    • Building a comprehensive understanding of people’s interests and habits to enable effective engagement with them.
    • Responding to their comments or questions and receiving feedback or complaints on any of the above functions or activities.

    If we obtain your sensitive information (such as your philosophical or political beliefs), we will only use this information for the purposes listed above, or other directly related purposes. However we only obtain this information if you provide it directly to us.



    While we respect your privacy, we sometimes have to share your personal information with third parties who provide services to us, such as web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses and couriers. We may also disclose your personal information to employees or volunteers who help us with tasks.

    If you sign an online petition that is being sent to someone (such as a government minister), then it’s reasonable to assume that person might see your personal information.

    Finally, we might disclose your personal information to like-minded third parties that are aligned with our charitable purpose or with our affiliate groups. This could include organisations or companies. If we do this, we will treat your personal information very, very carefully – including using confidentiality agreements where appropriate.

    We will only disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it was initially collected, other directly related purposes,  or for purposes to which you otherwise consent.

    C4C does not rent, sell or trade supporter e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. In addition, we do not rent, sell or trade information about what activities or donations supporters have undertaken on our website.

    Other than as stated above we will we never share your personal information. However it is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personal information in response to legal processes or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency's request.



    C4C will not adopt a government related identifier of an individual as its own identifier of the individual unless:   

    (a) the adoption of the government related identifier is required or authorised by law or a court/tribunal order; or   

    (b) C4C is a prescribed organisation, the identifier is prescribed and the adoption, use or disclosure occurs in prescribed circumstances.   

    C4C will not use or disclose a government related identifier of an individual unless:

    (a) the use or disclosure of the identifier is reasonably necessary for C4C to verify the identity of the individual for the purposes of the C4C’s activities or functions; or   

    (b) the use or disclosure of the identifier is reasonably necessary for C4C to fulfil its obligations to an agency or a State or Territory authority; or   

    (c) the use or disclosure of the identifier is required or authorised by or under an Australian law or a court/tribunal order; or   

    (d) a “permitted general situation” as defined in subsection 16A of the Act exists (excluding items 4 & 5) in relation to the use or disclosure of the identifier, including:   

    1. where it is unreasonable or impracticable to obtain consent and C4C reasonably believes that the use or disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious threat to the life, health or safety of an individual or to public health or safety; or   
    2. C4C has reason to suspect an unlawful activity or misconduct of a serious nature that relates to C4C’s functions or activities has been or may be engaged in and reasonably believes the use or disclosure is necessary in order for C4C to take appropriate action; or   
    3. C4C reasonably believes that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist anyone to locate a person reported as missing and the use or disclosure complies with any rules made under s16(A)(2) of the Act; or   

    (e) C4C reasonably believes that the use or disclosure of the identifier is reasonably necessary for one or more enforcement‐related activities conducted by, or on behalf of, an enforcement body; or   

    (f) the use or disclosure arises because C4C is a prescribed organisation.   

    In this section “identifier” includes a number assigned by C4C to an individual to identify uniquely the individual for the purposes of C4C’s operations. However, an individual’s name or ABN (as defined in the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999) is not an identifier.  



    If you don’t want to hear from us anymore, then it’s easy to opt out. Our main form of communication is email, and each email we send has an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom. If you’ve heard from us in another way (via a letter or phone call, for example) you can opt out by using the contact details provided below. (Or, if it’s a phone call, you can just tell us.)

    If you wish to be removed from our database completely, please contact us via the contact details below.



    We'll take all reasonable steps to ensure any personal information we collect, use or disclose is up to date and accurate.

    If you would like to see any personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the details below and we will provide you with the personal information we hold, unless we are not permitted to do so by law. If we are unable to provide you with any personal information we will notify you of the reason why.

    If you believe personal information we hold about you is not up to date or accurate, you may ask us to correct it.



    We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date. To help us, please advise us of any changes to your personal information.

    We will also take commercially reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, interference (including computer attacks) and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

    If we no longer need your information, we will take all reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify it (unless we are required to retain it by law or a court/tribunal order).

    When providing your sensitive information online, such as financial information to make a donation, we redirect you to a secure server. Your credit card information is never stored by us or our website.

    We (and our service providers) sometimes use overseas or cloud storage facilities, but this does not change our commitment to safeguard your privacy.



    In the event of any unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal information (including where information is lost in circumstances where unauthorised access or disclosure is likely to occur) that is likely to result in serious harm to you and/or a breach of your privacy, we will immediately investigate and notify you, all relevant authorities such as the police, and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as practicable, in accordance with the Privacy Act.



    C4C may revise or amend this policy at any time at our discretion or as privacy laws change. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our web site home page and post the changes on this page.



    If you have any queries or concerns about personal information or its treatment by C4C; you would like to make corrections to inaccuracies in that information; or you have any questions, comments, concerns or complaints about this policy please contact us in any of the following ways:

    By Post: Level 2, 673 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

    By Email: hello@climateforchange.org.au

    If you are not satisfied with our response, you may contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner at its website http://www.oaic.gov.au/ or by telephone on 1300 363 992.

  • published Host an MPEG in Join an MP Engagement Group 2019-02-06 10:52:30 +1100

    Host an MPEG


    Thank you for expressing your interest in hosting your own MP Engagement Group! Please enter your details below, and our MPEG Coordinator will be in touch soon to give you some more information and help you get your first meeting off the ground.







    MPEGs exist because:

    • Policies, technologies and practices already exist that, if taken up at scale and speed, could slow, stop or even reverse global warming. What we are missing is the social and political will needed to act. We need to tell our political leaders they must do what it takes to address climate change. 
    • The MPs we have spoken to have told us the more “noise” constituents make (as in emails, calls and visits) the more they take notice, so we’re helping people make a lot of noise.
    • We’re privileged to live in a representative democracy - everyday people like us have the power to help shape this democracy when we actively engage as citizens. MPEGs are a way to enable this engagement - helping people to actively participate and demand climate action from our governments through citizen democracy. 


    For more information and to view our resources on engaging with your MP, please click here.

    To find other MPEGs, please visit the MPEGs Venues page.




    Sign up

  • donated via 2018-10-30 17:47:03 +1100

    Volunteer membership

    Thank you for choosing to become a member of Climate for Change. 

    This page will sign you up as a volunteer member. Volunteer membership is for people who have volunteered with Climate for Change for a total of twenty hours or more over any three month period in the last year. 

    Thank you again!



  • published Join our Board in Join us 2019-08-12 16:26:37 +1000

    Join our Board

    We’re seeking two individuals who share our vision, values and with either of the following professional experiences to join our Board:

    • Legal and Governance
    • Fundraising, Philanthropy or Supporter Engagement

    About the Board

    The Board works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and plays a key role in the governance of the organisation, serving as the guardian of C4C’s mission and values while ensuring
    compliance and effective risk management.

    As a Board member you will be responsible for:

    • Organisational adherence to C4C’s constitution
    • Development of a strategy that aligns with C4C’s vision and values
    • Maintaining compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations
    • Ensuring strong financial management of C4C’s finances
    • Supporting C4C’s programs through direct involvement, fundraising and ambassadorship
    • Providing the CEO and the broader team with support, guidance and feedback to ensure their professional and personal development
    • Consistent attendance and active engagement at Board meetings
    • Timely engagement with online communications

    According to our rules, Board members are required to be financial members of C4C, membership fees are $48 per year. 

    About You

    • Passionate about tackling climate change and environmental sustainability
    • Strives to work with humility and integrity
    • Experience in non-profit governance or compliance (preferred but not essential)
    • A willingness to go above and beyond
    • A basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts
    • Networks useful to the development and growth of C4C

    About the Commitment

    • A minimum 2 year term
    • On average 8-10 hours per month, including meetings and important events
    • Active participation on at least one of the Board’s 5 sub-committees (Fundraising, Governance etc)


    About the Application Process

    To express your interest in this position, please complete the following application form by 11:59pm on 20th September 2019: https://bit.ly/2KDEfmT

    Although C4C is a Melbourne-based organisation, we will consider applications from around Australia.

    If you are approved by the Board, your nomination will be put forward at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 17th November.

    If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please email board_admin@climateforchange.org.au.



  • published Facilitate in Join us 2018-03-15 13:41:36 +1100

    Become a Facilitator


    Having more and better conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do to stop it. Climate for Change volunteer facilitators are key to making such conversations happen at a scale large enough to really shift the social climate on climate change in Australia.

    If you are looking for something meaningful and effective (and fun) to do to stop climate change, read on.

    "I used to find talking about climate change extremely confronting and had struggled to share my concerns with others. Now I have started facilitating conversations and I don't intend on stopping. The people involved with Climate for Change constantly give me the energy and buzz to keep going!" – Charles, facilitator
    “Facilitating Climate for Change Conversations has been an incredible experience. I have learnt a lot about myself and about how to have effective conversations on climate change, which has been extremely valuable. During the Conversations, it was amazing to see people learning and empowering each other to take real action and the discussions were inspirational and exhilarating.”
    – Oli, facilitator
    “I have been a climate activist for 10 years and given lots of talks about both the science and the emotional aspects of engagement and disengagement, but this event did both in an integrated way and was the most satisfying I have experienced.” – Carol, facilitator

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    What do facilitators do?

    Climate for Change facilitators are trained to run our Climate Conversations in people’s homes. These Climate Conversations are part presentation, part facilitated discussion. The facilitator’s role is to help guests understand:

    • what climate change means for them and the things they care about most
    • what needs to be done to stop climate change and how quickly
    • what they can do that is most powerful and effective, then inspire them to take action.

    Being a facilitator also involves supporting hosts prior to their Climate Conversations to ensure their success.

    The best facilitators are not climate-change experts but people who are good at listening and passionate about making a difference. Most of the climate-change information presented at a Climate Conversation is shown in a video; we provide training and ongoing support for everything else.


    We ask facilitators to commit 3-5 hours a week for a minimum of six months, during which time you should aim to facilitate two Climate Conversations each month.

    We match you with an existing Climate for Change "Mentor" facilitator so you have “on the job” support as you get started.

    We encourage facilitators to find their first host or two among their networks. After that, your hosts will come from the Climate Conversations you facilitate.

    To find out more, click on the relevant button below and head to the FAQ section.

    By signing up on the pages below, you are expressing your interest in becoming a Climate for Change volunteer facilitator. Check your email for your next steps. We're looking forward to supporting you to get started!

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    If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

  • published Leave a testimonial in Contact 2018-02-06 16:45:23 +1100

    Leave a testimonial

    C4C_Icons_ReachOut.png   If you've attended a Climate for Change Conversation, seen us at an event, or have worked with us - we would love to have a testimonial.

    When you give us your kind words, we would love you to include the event or Conversation that you attended and the speaker or facilitator.

    By submitting this form, you are consenting to Climate for Change using these words in promotional and training materials, such as our website, social media and print materials.

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