• Mount Alexander Shire Climate Pledge
    This Pledge page is designed to work in conjunction with the campaign to ask Mount Alexander Shire Council to Declare a Climate Emergency. Please note, MACET intends the Pledge items as a non-exhaustive, thought-provoking list which may help spark community conversation, as well as self-reflection and behaviour changes. We are aware that there are other significant ways to reduce our emissions, e.g. eating sustainably. The Climate Emergency requires us all to step up and play a part in creating a more sustainable future. A safe climate will not be achieved if our behaviour remains unchanged. By taking this pledge, you are demonstrating to Mount Alexander Shire Council your commitment to being a strong voice and active participant in our community for climate issues.
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    Created by Heather Cummins
  • Declare Climate Emergency!
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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    Created by Chloe Scarpin
  • Burnside Council: Breakfree from Fossil Fuels
    We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support. This is an emergency and we must act now. Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community. By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
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    Created by Sripriya Sridharan
  • Save the Bight, Apollo Bay
    Oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight threatens the marine ecosystems and wildlife unique to our area. The local tourism industry of areas that would be affected by an oil spill would suffer huge impacts. Oil is an outdated form of energy, we need to transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. The ocean is central to our community's way of life; fishing, surfing, swimming and tourism. All of this will be severely threatened by oil drilling off our coast.
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    Created by Grace Gardiner Picture