Did you make it to our letters to the editor media training?

With the once-in-a-decade review of our environment laws coming to an end, we have a great opportunity to elevate the extinction crisis and the need for stronger environment laws when the government releases the final report of that review.

Quality letters to the editor are a tried and tested way to get important issues into the public view. They’re a useful tool for getting our issues on the agenda when it matters most – and this will be a decisive moment for the future of environmental protection in Australia.

Together, we can get timely, quality letters to the editor in local and national newspapers – using all the skills and knowledge we picked up on the training.

Check out all the training resources – then get practicing! 

Watch the recording

Download the slides

Download the slides used on the training webinar. 

Lighter Footprints resources and mentoring service

On the training we met Ray Peck who heads up Lighter Footprints' letter-writing group. This year, the group has had nearly 550 letters to the editor published in local and national newspapers!

Read lots of useful tips for getting your letter to the editor published on the Lighter Footprints blog

The group has also generously offered a free mentoring service for those wanting guidance and feedback on their letter writing. If that's you, please get in touch with Ray at [email protected]. Or if you're local to Boroondara (VIC) and surrounding suburbs, consider joining their letter-writing group.

Header photo: Douglas Gimesy

Taryn Sadler

Wild At Art Lead at Australian Conservation Foundation