Energy Transition Working Group
The Energy Transitions Group meets fortnightly with a focus on pulling together energy data, latest innovations and submissions to government and making climate solutions accessible to a variety of audiences. Please contact Mick Nolan on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute to this project.
- Energy transition analysis & roadmaps
- Focus on innovation and solutions
- Submissions to Government
Speakers Working Group
Are you interested in building personal skills in communicating the climate message? The speakers working group is a place of support and opportunity as you develop as a climate communicator and is looking for people willing to be part of a group that can offer to speak at organisations around our community. Please call Brenda Tait on 0403 277 123 for more information.
- High quality training
- Climate speakers group development
- Supporting community climate education
Writers Working Group
Join a group of 60 committed writers who respond to articles in our papers with 344 punchy thought provoking letters published last year. The group also supports those who write to politicians on climate issues and policy. Read more about 2019 highlights and current directions here.
If you’d like to join the Letter Writing group, contact Ray Peck at email@example.com and we’ll add your name to the email list. In this way you will receive articles and editorials on climate, all our published letters and related cartoons, and we’ll scan the papers for your letters.
- Climate letters in the mainstream press
- Topics & issues resources and support
- Community climate education
Local Government Working Group
The Local Government group is a small but highly efficient group of people working together on local climate policy, submissions and climate action. We have many different opportunities this year, given council elections, to push for measures to drop emissions and improve environmental amenity. The group is meeting fortnightly, forging ahead – with good local networks we have already clocked up some impressive gains in this last year. If you’d like more information, please call Anne Young on 0408 586 811 or Joy Mettam on 0419 989 590.
- Local climate action focus
- Local government policy & solutions
- Submissions to Government
Climate Emergency Working Group
Local Council Emergency Declarations are not only a great springboard for powerful ways to lower emissions at the local level (read away from Federal inaction), protecting our health, changing public awareness, and providing a sound scientific basis for supporting climate candidates for our upcoming local government elections. We have many thousands of signature on our local CED petitions and are meeting Councillors and candidates right now.
- Raising support for local Climate Emergency Declarations
- Local government petitions
- Support climate candidates
Volunteer Coordination Support Group
If you are a people person, and take satisfaction in helping other find their place and thrive, we need you! Lighter Footprints runs many events each year all benefitting from dedicated volunteer support, across many areas of interest in the broader climate movement.
- Welcoming new volunteers
- Liaison, mentoring & skills development
- Events and stalls staffing support
Communications Support Group
Vital to Lighter Footprints’ mission to educate and influence, the Comms Group helps define Lighter Footprints’ overall climate message and shape individual events. Why would you come? What will you take home? What pathways can we provide to help you act on climate? Key questions involved in ongoing publicity, content creation and campaigns across the year. Please contact Julian Atchision on 0417 167 705 or Sally Newell on 0426 171 733 if you would like to help.
- Strategy, analysis and messaging
- Publicity and graphics support
- Social media and digital campaigns
Logistics Support Group
Whether it’s putting up our signage at big events, technical support or just a friendly cuppa, Logistics is at the heart of things.
- Infrastructure, equipment, signage
- Organising major events
- Core support
Get involved with our Action Groups – come to our Implementation Day on Sunday, March 15th
Join us for an afternoon program on getting involved with our action groups on Sunday March 15 from 2-5pm. If you are short of time you can drop in from 2.45pm for afternoon tea and a self paced tour of the working group tables and a chat. Come and meet fellow Lighter Footprints members and supporters who are the powerhouse of Lighter Footprints’ climate action at local, State and Federal levels. We would love to talk to you about what kind of volunteering would work for you. RSVP for our action group event here.