Three actions to combat your climate change anxiety and build a better future.

As the urgency and scale of the climate crisis becomes clearer, sadness and anger can be overwhelming. 

Climate damage events are happening more often, and a report released by IPCC this week shows we can’t wait any longer for serious action from governments to cut pollution.

It’s natural when confronted by distressing news to want to switch off, but when we take action and connect with community we are at our most resilient. 

Taking action helps to combat climate grief and it builds a safer and healthier future for all of us.

Together we can solve the biggest challenge humanity faces and make things better for everyone. 

Solutions to the climate crisis are here, now and ready to take off. We have huge opportunities to cut climate pollution, restore nature and create thriving communities. The action we take right now matters. Every fraction of a degree of warming we prevent will save lives and create a safer future.

Here are three ways you can make a difference:


1. Start a conversation

Conversations are a powerful way to connect with your community, join the dots between this crisis and the big polluters who are damaging our climate and talk about action we can take together for a safe future. 

The majority of Australians are concerned about climate change, but many of us need some support and encouragement to start raising our voices.

Start the conversations today!


2. Send politicians a sign

Call on our elected representatives to work together and do better. Sign this open letter to all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament. The letter urges politicians on all sides to act now to secure and create climate-positive jobs and do our part to cut pollution this decade.


3. Join a thriving community 

There are more than 40 community groups all over the country coming together to speak out for nature and a safe climate.

Together we’re  growing a powerful movement, running local strategies under our big national campaigns and ensuring elected representatives work for us and our planet.


Here are some tips and excellent resources on sustaining you – and those close to you – for the long haul of building a better world.

How to cope with climate change anxiety

Coping with climate change distress 

Psychology for a safe climate