How to talk about climate effectively and build community power
Hear inside Darebin's remarkably powerful climate success story.
Jane Morton has been, over the last decade, a dynamic force at the forefront of climate action in Melbourne’s inner north. She has built the Darebin Climate Action Network (DCAN) into an action powerhouse with 5000 members. DCAN recently led a Stop Adani door knocking campaign, talking to over 4000 Batman voters - an unheard of feat for a local group. DCAN has steadily build support for climate action over the last few election cycles with a unique lean and effective 'Vote Climate' campaign making Darebin the world's first council to sign a climate emergency declaration to bring in 100% clean energy and rapid climate action across the whole municipality.
A new approach to climate communication
What has made the difference? Part of the answer is a refreshing change in the way the climate challenge is approached. Jane Morton, an experienced psychologist and co-founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate, has been researching effective ways to talk about climate.
The earth is already far too hot, and climate change is affecting our health and regional security with massive effects right now. What we need is a way of talking about climate that is honest, powerful, effective and leads people into personal action, wanting to implement solutions, while creating community power and successful campaigns to make these solutions possible.
Come and listen to Jane Morton on Wednesday 23rd of May, at 6.30pm followed by community questions and next steps.