(~10 minutes)


Acknowledge Country (as appropriate, learn more about this here), give some context for the hour, and invite people to introduce themselves.

SAY: “Thank you all for coming today!" (If you'd like to acknowledge Country, you could say something like: "I’d like to begin by acknowledging that we are meeting today on Aboriginal land. I’m on the lands of the <NAME OF TRADITIONAL OWNER GROUP(S)>. I pay my respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.”)

“Today we’re here to talk about climate change, and take action together to encourage business and our elected representatives to step up. We’ll spend about an hour together, and we’ll be using a computer or smartphone to use some resources provided by the Australian Conservation Foundation to take action.”

“Before we get into it, I’d like to invite each of you to introduce yourselves.”

Invite each person to introduce themselves. You might like to ask each person to answer a question prompt, something fun like “what’s your favourite dessert?” or something more serious like “what’s brought you to the conversation today?”

“Thanks everyone, it’s great to have you all here.”