Moreton Climate Action Now [MoretonCAN]
Represented by Harry Audus
How does your organisation address climate change?
The MoretonCAN campaign has evolved with support from individuals, groups and businesses, to put pressure on and work with the Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) to declare a Climate Emergency. A Climate Emergency Declaration (CED) by the Council is a critical element in responding locally to the climate crisis. The CED would align Moreton Bay with the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils, which declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
The broad actions MoretonCAN wants MBRC to take are:
- Declare a climate emergency, and join more than 100 other jurisdictions across Australia that have already done so to stimulate strong climate action.
- Set a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions to be achieved by 2030.
- Directly engage the community in planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet this target.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
Council engagement to determine Council's position on and elicit Council's support for a Climate Emergency Declaration, specifically with:
● the Mayor
● Individual Councillors
● Senior Council staff
● Manager, Economic Development
Communication with the public to raise awareness of climate crisis and support for CED campaign, via:
● social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
● our web site
● market stalls
● door knocking
Petition the Council:
● MBRC hardcopy format
● online (Change.org)
Conduct surveys to elicit community needs and concerns on a CED using:
● Survey Monkey
● web site
Work towards a Northern SEQ coalition for CEDs by liaising with groups in other council areas, e.g. Sunshine Coast, Noosa.