On Friday 29 November gather with your community in support of everyone affected by bushfires and the climate crisis.

Right now, so many communities are hurting deeply from the bushfires.  

But right behind the waves of fire are waves of courage, kindness and resilience. Communities are coming together, cooking meals for firefighters, opening homes to strangers and tending to injured wildlife.

These fires must strengthen our resolve to come together, demand climate action and look after each other and the planet.

That’s why the young leaders behind the massive September 20 #ClimateStrike have called snap actions in support of everyone affected by bushfires and the climate crisis.

Will you join the students and others in your community for a solidarity sit-down?

*Canberra's event will be held on Thursday 28 November – the other events are Friday 29 November. 

Join young people and your community outside the local MP office or fossil fuel company, to hear from people on the frontlines of the climate crisis. This strong community presence will demonstrate to politicians and coal, oil and gas corporations that we hold them accountable for their inaction on climate change.

Now, as emergency experts, local communities and mayors demand strong climate action, our Government refuses to talk about the link between climate change and extreme fire events.

This lack of leadership fails communities experiencing bushfires, firefighters on the frontline, and the children and teenagers facing their futures in an increasingly damaged and volatile climate.

But when communities come together – to grieve, rest, share concerns, talk, listen, and to hold one another close – there is hope. Hope that we can stop the climate crisis – and commitment, together, to do so.

Join a sit-down to demand real action for people and the planet, including:

  • Increased support for Indigenous land management
  • Increased support for rural fire services
  • No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine
  • 100% clean energy and support for renewable energy exports
  • Funding a just transition and jobs for fossil fuel workers and communities.

If there is no event near you, the students invite everyone – young, old and anywhere in between – to organise an event for your community.

On Friday 29 November let’s sit shoulder to shoulder and peacefully demonstrate to our politicians and fossil fuel corporations that we hold them responsible for their inaction on climate damage – they need to end digging and burning dirty fossil fuels to stop tragic events like this from getting even worse.

Bring your favourite comfy cushion, your best signs, your friends, colleagues and family, and together let's show solidarity with everyone impacted by the fires and the climate crisis.

 

These are independently run events held by our allies at Friends of the Earth.

 

Gavan Mcfadzean

Climate Change and Clean Energy Program Manager, ACF