Great result for the climate in council elections

Six out of nine of our new councillors support the declaration of a climate emergency. They have promised to take action at the local level and to put pressure on state and federal governments to remove barriers to action. These include our new mayor, Kim Le Cerf (Greens) and our deputy mayor, Gaetano Greco (independent), together with Susan Rennie (independent) and three other Greens - Trent McCarthy, Susanne Newton and Steph Amir. A seventh councillor, Tim Laurence also recognises we face a climate emergency and promises to take action. However, he didn't sign on to support the declaration of a climate emergency. 

Amazing things should be possible with our new climate-friendly council!


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It's time to declare a climate emergency

The earth is already too hot. It's time to declare a climate emergency. Please sign and share our petition

And find out more about the campaign at the climate emergency declaration website.  


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Darebin Council election scorecards

DCAN worked in partnership with the Darebin Community Network to develop a score card for each ward in the local council elections. This was our Rucker ward scorecard. Click on the 'more' button to see the scorecards for Cazaly and La Trobe. 

Rucker Ward Scorecard

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Creating a climate for change

Creating a Climate for Change presents a panel of expert speakers and Q&A followed by an interactive performance with Playback Theatre's ensemble of professional actors, musicians and MCs who will create a unique, improvised performance based on the audience's real life experiences, and perspectives.

Join us for a great evening of science, performance and robust conversation. For further details please see the flyer below.
Thursday 11th August,7pm at Northcote Town Hall.


Council election forum 2016

Once again DCAN is holding a forum to hear the candidates’ party climate policy. Please help us promote the event through your networks.
Tuesday 21st June 2016. 7.30pm to 9pm at the Northcote Town Hall Rooftop. Nibbles, tea and coffee will be offered at 7pm.

The forum will be chaired by Ms Alexandra de Blas, award winning environmental and science media communicator.

The evening will commence with a brief overview of the the latest climate science by climate policy analyst and author David Spratt, based on his latest publication Climate Reality Check - click here to download.

Home Grown Power Plan

The Homegrown Power Plan is a joint project between GetUp! and Solar Citizens. The plan shows how we can repower the country with 100% renewable energy by 2030. How? By rebooting our failing electricity system, removing the roadblocks holding us back, and investing in the renewables boom.

Read the plan and then send it to the MP for Batman, David Feeney.

Call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency

At the Paris Climate talks, activists set 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming as a red line that must not be crossed, but in February, the global temperature spiked to 1.65 degrees. Our red line has been crossed. Nothing but emergency action can preserve a liveable planet.

Call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency and initiate a massive society-wide climate action mobilisation.  Sign here.






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