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.WHENSeptember 20, 2019 at 1:30pmWHERETreasury Gardens, Melbourne
“I've been truly surprised by the lasting impact of my gathering amongst friends who were previously silent on the issue – we are still talking about it nine months on!” – Jarrod, host
Most Australians are concerned about climate change, but are confused and overwhelmed - they don't know how Australia should respond or what they personally can do.
Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust.
So we've taken the party-plan model and adapted it to allow meaningful discussions about climate change to happen at scale.
We start with a host, who invites friends to their home. We send a trained facilitator to present information, answer questions and facilitate a discussion about climate change.
At the end of the discussion, we invite guests to join us in taking regular action. We also invite guests to host their own Climate Conversation with their friends, so we can grow exponentially!
“I was pretty nervous to host ...But as soon as the night started ... it was really nice to see that everyone was impacted like I was even though climate change may not be a regular discussion amongst the people who came. I was also really excited that only one of the nine people I invited didn’t come. I feel re-inspired to act on climate change.”
– Carli, host
Hosts provide food and drinks for their guests; a trained facilitator does the rest. The ideal Climate Conversation size is 8-12 people. (The minimum number of guests for a productive discussion is four.)
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*Our Climate Conversations have become popular and our facilitators are quite busy; we are currently facilitating a Climate Conversation each night! If you'd like to host a Climate Conversation soon, it might be worthwhile signing up to become a facilitator instead.Sign up
Mike McEvoy donated 2018-10-14 12:31:18 +1100