Vote Climate Neighbours – Hawthorn East
Why I’m voting climate – Sarah Brennan
I am voting for climate action because while we have the solutions, we lack proper leadership. Individually, we can only do so much – we need climate driven governance.
What are your main concerns?
Holding big polluters to account for what they have done is a key part of climate action. .
While you can install all the renewable energy you want, you can’t keep subsidising the fossil fuel industry which must be phased out. This is a critical reason for accelerating the climate vote – getting the necessary political will for decarbonising our energy systems and our economy.
Tell us some more about why you are voting for the climate?
As a young person, the climate crisis will really affect my future. I came from a position of despair when I was 18, realising that I had to learn to act, to become the ‘adults in the room’.
It’s hard to do many things on your own, but in a group you can accomplish so many things you thought you could never do by yourself.
Voting climate will ensure our children and grandchildren have a more secure future.
What can we do to help?
Even though the future looks very difficult, I have been encouraged working with others, including letter writing, MP visits and in climate communications. As a community we can act, and create the leadership that is necessary to lower emissions.
I also have been able to dispense with a car, and enjoy cycling and use public transport as part of lowering my own emissions.
“Connecting with others is vital to effective climate action.”
Sarah Brennan is a graphic artist. You can read more about her climate journey in community pages profile here.