The first time I ever doorknocked I was scared. I felt like the only person I knew who cared about the environment, and I was worried people would be hostile.
I discovered something surprising and empowering though, which is that way more people care than I'd ever realised. Most people were just unsure how they could make a difference, or didn't trust their ability to help make change. And even the ones who weren't interested were polite.
I had some great conversations, recruited lots of people to sign our voter pledge, and had a lot of fun.
Today I'm inviting you to join ACF, AYCC, TWS and Lighter Footprints for our Community Day of Action on Sat June 25 - one week before a big federal election. We want to make sure people are thinking about voting on climate and for our environment when they head to the polls.
We'll be knocking on doors and talking to people about what the election means for our environment. If you've never doorknocked before, don't worry - we'll start the day with training at 10am. If it's your first time, we'll pair you up with someone more experienced, and finish with food and a chance to share stories from the day!
Research shows that speaking to people face-to-face is one of the most effective things we can do to get them to take action, and it's one of the most powerful ways you can contribute in this election period. It's also a chance to meet other people from your area who care enough to act.
I hope you can join us!