Communities, businesses, people – we all rely on clean water, air and soil, a healthy planet and a safe climate.
Protecting our living world is a shared responsibility, and because of people-powered movements like ours businesses are realising this and taking action, too. Just look at all our incredible work getting the Business Council of Australia to be a climate advocate!
Not to mention – 73% of Australians are looking to business to take the lead on climate change. That's the same level of expectation the Australian public has of the federal government.
This is also a critical juncture.
From extreme bushfires, a global health pandemic and an escalating economic crisis, the events of 2020 have also brought into sharp focus how dependent Australian businesses are on our climate and nature’s infrastructure – and how quickly a crisis can change everything.
So business is certainly open to doing good by nature.
Small businesses can play a big role, especially. We know that local MPs listen to community business leaders, and the Morrison government is swayed by the national small business community. If we can get the support of small businesses across the country we can build a wave of momentum and amplify our call to Recover, Rebuild and Renew.
Getting help from small businesses starts with asking them to put a poster up and publicly support Recover, Rebuild, Renew. From there we'll follow up with them on going renewable, pushing their super fund to divest from fossil fuels by 2030, and joining us at MP meetings to bolster our representation and push our demands.
Why start with posters? It's an easy and very public way for businesses to support our campaign. People and other businesses will see them, raising awareness and starting conversations in your community.
Keen to get involved? Keep reading on how to engage with and get small businesses on board.
Reach out to businesses by email and start the conversation digitally. You may even want to give them a call, too. When they're ready, ask them for all their details so you can fill in the business signup form then send them a digital copy of the poster for them to print and put up on their premises.
Most business websites and social media platforms should have an email address and a phone number.