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  • "I knew I wasn't alone." - Simone's Break Free story

    23 August 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    This coming Monday 26 August at 6.30pm, the Central Coast Council will vote on whether to declare a climate emergency; a powerful first step to building a sustainable Central Coast.

  • Unanimously carried: an emotional moment - Jason, Mornington Peninsula

    12 August 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    On Tuesday 13th August, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency. Not only did each councillor vote to support the motion, but each took the opportunity to voice strong support for this action, to stress the importance of timely and ambitions activity to combat climate change, and to highlight the crucial need for collaboration between all levels of government to enact the required change.

  • The passing of Steve Sawyer: Greenpeace IED 1988 - 1993

    1 August 2019

    Steve Sawyer passed on 31 July, 2019 shortly after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was the Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Wind Energy Council. For over 10 years as the organisation’s General Secretary, Steve tirelessly represented the wind industry and worked to convince governments to adopt wind as the solution to growing energy demand and carbon emissions.

  • The water came from everywhere but the sky

    30 July 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Brisbane City Council is about to vote on whether to declare a climate emergency: a powerful first step to building a future free of disasters like the 2011 floods in Brisbane. Local Break Free Action Group member Jo Owen shares her story and explains why this one matters so much.

  • The climate emergency revolution is underway!

    17 July 2019
    Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    From Kingborough in Tassie, to Wagga Wagga, to Sydney, Paris, London and New York: the wave of councils, towns and cities declaring climate emergencies is growing by the day.