Help Merri-bek transition to efficient and 100% renewable power
Our community goals for 2025 are:
1. Our community is acting to reduce their carbon emissions and is engaged in collective action.
2. Merri-bek is recognised for our leadership in collaborative campaigning for a safe climate.
WHAT CAN I DO?
By working together we can create a cleaner, healthier and safer environment for all members of our community. There is much we can do collectively at a local and regional level to reduce our carbon pollution. Merri-bek has many vibrant community groups acting on climate and environmental issues. Get involved and meet like-minded neighbours. We can also help your group, community organisation or school take action.
GET ACTIVE WITH A LOCAL GROUP
Get involved with one of the many organisations working in Merri-bek who are advocating or taking practical action on climate change.
CREATE YOUR OWN SMART GARDEN
My Smart Garden is a sustainable gardening program to adapt your garden to a changing climate.
ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKS FOR EDUCATORS
If you are an educator in Merri-bek, there are networks that can provide resources and support for you to integrate sustainability education into your programs.
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
Merri-bek provides free incursions on a range of sustainability topics for schools and early-learning centres in Moreland.
JOIN AN INDUSTRY CLIMATE DECLARE GROUP
A number of industries have set up their own groups to declare a climate emergency and to advocate for change in their profession.
CERES has a range of online resources for use at school or at home covering a range of Victorian Curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, Design Technology, The Arts and Digital Technology.
Coalition for Community Energy
The Coalition for Community Energy’s knowledge hub has hundreds of free articles, resources, webinars, to help start and grow a community energy group.
Melbourne Water has a range of education resources for different levels and curriculum areas as well as games and citizen science census programs.
Merri Creek Management Committee
The Merri Creek Management Committee has resources for young and old on the preservation and ecology of Merri Creek including a Teacher’s Water Education Manual.
School Strike for Climate
School Strike for Climate organises actions including students striking from school to tell Australian politicians to take their futures seriously and to treat climate change for crisis that it is.