That's why you hosting a community climate survey action is so important. Along with hundreds of others right across Australia, you'll make this a huge campaign for our planet and the people we love. Our plans are big, bold and ambitious – and by hosting you're helping others who care to stand up and get involved.
All resources are available at our Resources page.
Bring for each volunteer (including yourself):
Some other resources
Also bring a few spare pens, a clipboard for yourself, and your mobile phone (in case volunteers need to contact you).
Choose a time and a place for you to survey people in your community. Outside busy shopping centres are great, as are kids’ footy matches, markets, your church, local park or anywhere else you can think of. Plan on a three hour session, so you have enough time to meet, brief the other volunteers who join you, survey your community, then debrief.
Pick a good spot to meet the volunteers who join you – ideally somewhere that’s easy for people to find, and where you can sit down and have a chat when everyone arrives. Maybe some park benches, a rotunda or a cafe?
Register your community climate survey. If you created an event at Count Me In, we’ll register that event for you.
Recruit others to join you. Let your friends and family know what you’re doing, and share the link to your event widely. The more people in your team, the more people you’ll be able to talk to. Of course, you can do the action on your own too, and as often as you like.
Get everything ready for the day. Familiarise yourself with the conversation resources and make sure you have enough copies for each volunteer. Watch the training video so that you feel comfortable with the conversation. Remember you don’t need to know everything there is to know about climate change, you’re just talking to real people and empowering others to do the same.
Get in touch with your volunteers the day before – either send them a text or give them a call. Confirm the details, remind them to look at the conversation resources beforehand (especially the training video), and remind them to bring water, a pen and a clipboard or something else to write on.
Arrive 15 minutes early and as people gather, introduce yourself and others. 5 minutes after your arranged meeting time, brief your group. In summary:
Get out there and have conversations! Remind people to fill in their conversation reports as they go, and don’t forget to take a few photos so we can show how many of us are out across the country surveying our communities.
Debrief and collect each petition and conversation report. Hear how people went, and share things that went well or were difficult. Feel free to pass any feedback on to ACF by emailing [email protected].
Thank everyone and encourage them to host their own community climate survey, or come to another one! Let them know that in the week of July 15-20, there will be a national week of action where they can join others in the ACF community to deliver the results from their conversations. Make sure you collect everyone’s petitions and conversation reports, but they can keep their scripts for meeting with their MP. You might like to invite people to join you for a coffee afterwards – this is, after all, a social movement!
Feel free to email questions, feedback or ideas to [email protected] or call Joel Marlan-Tribe, ACF Mobilisation Coordinator, on (03) 9345 1123.