Help our community know how to vote for strong Climate Candidates!
Australia has so much potential to be a world leader in clean energy but our government is holding us back
Even though Australia has world leading solar and wind resources, and massive potential for renewables-led exports, our government still is promoting gas expansion and refuses to move past coal.
Australia has been castigated for having the worst climate ambition in the UN, and the Morrison/Joyce government has begrudgingly made a NetZero by 2050 promise, but offered no extra resources, details, modelling or legislation. Australia’s pavilion at Glasgow prominently featured Santos, Minister Taylor was spruiking Australia as “a great place to invest in fossil fuels”. When it comes to 2030, Morrison says will “over perform”, but refuses to formally increase our woefully inadequate targets.
A problem – our politicians are stuck on coal and gas
Time is running out. The rest of the world has got the message and is moving fast.
We have to shift our politics!
Let’s Vote Climate for our kids
Together with other local climate groups as part of the Kooyong Climate Change Alliance, we helped run the Kooyong Votes Climate campaign in 2019, sending a blue-ribbon Liberal seat to preferences for the first time in fifty years. The campaign included:
- Running candidate forums and events
- Letterboxing a candidate scorecard to nearly all of Kooyong
- Placing hundreds of placards on fences
- Handing out at train stations and shopping centres
- Staffing pre-polling stations and nearly all polling booths
If you would like to help shift votes for climate, fill out the form below, indicating your interests and skills.
Time is running out – Australians want climate action now
Even the very conservative International Energy Agency has called an end to new coal and gas by the end of 2021. The IPCC’s most recent Assessment Report is a wake up call for climate action. Even in conservative electorates, the vast majority of Australians want a rapid transition to clean energy and increased climate ambition.
The window for action on climate is closing rapidly. The government must be forced to put the interests of Australians ahead that of large fossil fuel donors. That means strong electoral pressure.
It’s time to shift our politics for climate action! If you are interested in learning more or want to help out, fill in the form below
In Kooyong? Order your #VoteClimate sign now!
We have done our first print run of fence signs for Kooyong. Fence signs are very important to increase campaign momentum and hold our politicians to account. We would appreciate a donation to cover costs.
If you want a sign for your front fence to put up now or closer to the election click here to order your sign.
Signs for Higgins and Chisholm are being planned.
Help us shift the politics!
Previous local Vote Climate campaigns contributed to a strong swing against national trends, and also helped elect a Council with a much more progressive outlook on climate.
The next Federal election is just round the corner, and we need volunteers
We are grateful for people who can put their hand up for phone calling, hosting placards, flyer distribution, pre-poll and polling day. Much of the campaign is likely to shift more online, so social media, fundraising and event organising and publicity will be vital.
There are many ways you can help in our upcoming elections. Sign up here!
Donate to our Vote Climate campaign!
Let’s make climate the number one issue in Kooyong and surrounding marginals.
You can donate to our #VoteClimate campaign here.
- Vote Climate campaigns blog!
- One minute VoteClimate video message from Lynn and Mick
- Lighter Footprints is assisting Chisholm local groups in running an energy focussed campaign in this very marginal seat. Find out more
- Chisholm one minute campaign video
- Lighter Footprints is assisting local climate groups in running a health and energy focussed campaign in Higgins. Find out more here.
- Check out our blog on street work
Kooyong Climate Change Alliance (KCCA)
Along with partner local climate groups, Lighter Footprints is a member of KCCA.
KCCA ran the non-partisan Kooyong Votes Climate and Boroondara Votes Climate campaigns in the previous Federal and local elections, with climate candidate scorecards, events and field campaigns.
Higgins Climate Action Network (HCAN)
Lighter Footprints is a member of HCAN, which is coordinating the non-partisan Higgins Votes Climate campaign.
This page is authorised by Lighter Footprints Inc, Register Number A0095302A, Kew Victoria
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