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To: South Gippsland Council

South Gippsland Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels

South Gippsland Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels

We ask the council to address the climate crisis by:

1. Declaring a state of climate emergency;
2. Committing to a target of 100% Renewable Energy for Council Operations by 2025; and
3. Committing to a target of net zero carbon emissions for the community by 2040.

Why is this important?

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.

9 Smith Steet, Leongatha VIC 3953

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Reasons for signing

  • It is of vital importance to act now! We have messed around for long enough.
  • I am consciously aware that global warming is caused by the way we live and I believe than by making a concentrated community and global effort we can stop and prevent the destruction that the choises we make is having on our world.
  • If you live in Sth Gippsland, get onboard with this!


2019-07-25 08:29:43 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-07-10 14:27:12 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-07-03 10:49:24 +1000

10 signatures reached