Friday 4th June 2021, 9:30am – 2:30pm AEST
Saturday 5th Jun 2021, 9:00am – 2:30 pm AEST
Help build stronger communities and support each other to take action on climate change.
NOTE:Due to the lockdown in Melbourne the schools steam has been delayed until later in the year.
This World Environment Day, help build stronger communities and support each other to take action on climate change.
This online conference will bring together community organisations, school groups, emergency service workers and traditional owners to share the most up to date strategies and actions for reducing emissions and keeping our communities safe in the face of climate change. Featuring a special guest key note address by Professor Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu.
Day 1 – Friday 4 June
Stream 1 – Designed for community and welfare sector staff. The Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action will facilitate scenario planning and demonstrate existing initiatives that help keep our most vulnerable community members safe during emergencies.
Watch the video of the Day 1 session.
Day 2 – Saturday 5 June
Stream 1 – Victorian Traditional Owners Fire Strategy and examples of how cultural burns can help prevent bushfires. Hear about how you can get involved in volunteering for the SES, CFA, and Fire Services Australia.
Stream 2 – Community-led initiatives to reduce emissions and act on climate change. Grass roots community groups are playing a crucial role in connecting our communities and advocate for meaningful action on climate change.
Watch the video of Day 2 Session: What Can I Do in an Emergency?
Watch the video of Day 2 Session: Local Climate Action and How to Get Involved
Organised by Hume City Council, Merri-bek City Council, City of Whittlesea, Brimbank City Council, City of Moonee Valley Council, Maribyrnong City Council, with support from the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action, CERES and Environment Education Victoria.