Climate Emergency

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As part of Surf Coast Shire Council’s climate emergency, we are hosting a community climate mobilisers program, to work with community members to co-design the community climate emergency response.

Thanks to all those who signed up to be involved. Applications have now closed. 

To stay up to date on the community climate mobilisers program and our climate emergency response, visit Towards Environmental Leadership.


About the Community Climate Mobiliser Program 

The program involves:

  • participating in a series of workshops and skill building opportunities
  • working with other passionate and motivated people
  • co-designing and initiating opportunities for community conversations and action on climate change

The program is made up of a series of workshops, to take place in April and May.

Read more about the program(DOCX, 29KB)


What else is happening?

We have an exciting schedule of online climate and sustainability workshops and events planned for the first few months of 2021 as part of the Surf Coast ReimaginED series. Keep an eye out on our What’s On page for updates.

In August 2019 Surf Coast Shire Council declared a Climate Emergency in response to two petitions with over one thousand community signatures. The declaration demonstrates commitment from both Council and community to respond to climate change. Council has developed a corporate response plan, including how it will reduce emissions through its operations and services, and how it can prepare for climate change risks. You can find out more about Council’s work here.

In making this declaration, Surf Coast Shire joined local Councils across Australia and the world in taking this step towards action on climate change. Declaring a Climate Emergency recognises that climate change is an urgent issue, caused by human activity, and that immediate action needs to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts.