Here in the communities surrounding Western Port we already feel the reality of a changing climate. Storms are hitting us harder, destructive bushfires have been on our doorstep, sea level rise threatens our coastal villages.
We need our leaders at all levels to make deep and urgent cuts to our emissions to maintain a liveable planet for our children and grandchildren; and to ensure a just, fair transition. Victoria has already set a great foundation. In just four years large-scale clean energy has created 3584 jobs and attracted $5 billion in investment. Victorian wind, solar and hydro is generating enough energy to power almost 3 million homes.
Now, we call on our Federal political representatives and candidates to back this vision on behalf of people around Western Port by committing to climate action now.
Hailing from Wangaratta, Lucy studied climate change at uni and has volunteered with Climate 4 Change and on the Communities Leading Change publication. She's now an organiser - believing that we win when everyday people work together with a vision for a thriving future.
Hayley moved back home to Gippsland after 8 years working with communities on the frontlines of dangerous fossil fuel export projects. Hayley is passionate about reimagining our future beyond coal, strengthening our connections to place and people through the process.
Victor grew up in Aotearoa New Zealand where learned to organise through years of volunteering in the youth climate movement. Now on Bunurong Country in Frankston, he sees fertile ground everywhere for the radical change we need.
Right now, our climate and environment is in crisis. We’re already experiencing the impacts of a damaged climate, but we also have an opportunity to limit the damage create a better, cleaner future. We know that people power is key to inspiring the action we need and holding our leaders to account. So we’re building a network of Victorians like you to bring together local communities across the state and take action.
By joining the Westernport Action Network, you’ll be connected to a community of passionate people working to cut dangerous climate pollution, transition to clean energy and protect our beautiful natural places.
There’s plenty of ways you can get involved – no matter your skills, experience or location! Fill out the form below to sign up.