I’ve been asked to share the details of a series of community events being run by Coalition of Everyone which will be held over the month of February, 2020 in Melbourne Australia.
Booking for the following free events on Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/coalition-of-everyone-29170287605
Apocalypse fashion: How do we dress in a climate crisis?
4 February 2020, 6.30-8.30pm, venue tbc
The first mock Citizens’ Assembly in the Sustainable Living Festival is on the issue of fashion. The fashion industry’s emissions are estimated to be around the same as Russia’s. How do we move fashion onto a sustainable footing? Come and be part of the solution and learn how sortition works, and how we can all contribute to policy answers for this complex problem.
How do we live like this? Fire policy in a changing climate
11 February 2020, 7.30-9.30pm, Boyd Community Hub
This fire season is unlike anything Australia has experienced before. The scale and size are beyond comprehension, the impact on homes, on animals, on food security, on communities, have all to be assessed. What policies do we need in place to protect life and property from fire? Come and be part of the solution, learn how sortition works and how we can all contribute policy answers to this complex problem.
“Why we need new forms of democratic renewal to come together through the climate emergency”
13th February 2020, 6.30-8pm, Central Hall, 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
An interactive panel discussion – don’t expect to just sit and listen! – addresses how we can refresh systems of decision-making in our time of climate emergency, to renew and deepen democracy, in the truest sense of the word. You will join experts exploring how rethinking governance can help us find and implement the just, local and tangible solutions needed to mitigate the climate and ecological crises, build resilient and engaged communities, broaden who is involved in climate action and hear and robustly navigate diverse perspectives so we can catapult ahead, together.
Building soil, building soil carbon, building an agricultural future: Regenerative agriculture in the climate crisis
19th February 2020, 6.30-8.30pm, Kathleen Syme Community Library
While factory farming has come under fire for its carbon footprint, agriculture can play an important role in drawing down carbon, keeping water on the landscape and feeding the nation. How can policy support a shift to regenerative agriculture? Come and be part of the solution, learn how sortition works and how we can all contribute policy answers to this complex problem.
Climate emergency, now what?
22nd February 2020, 10am-4.30pm, Central Hall, 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Hear first hand from people who are actively engaged in climate action on how their working to reduce emissions.
Reflect on how you are currently responding to the climate crisis.
Be walked through a sequence of steps in a supportive environment to work out how we can each enhance our efforts, so we can act in a way that is aligned with the climate emergency.
How do we revive our water system in a changing climate?
27th February 2020, 6.30-8.30pm, Kathleen Syme Community Library
Drought is again ravaging our landscape, with knock-on effects for wildlife, for fire, for food security. In an increasingly hotter world, we need to look at innovative ways of managing water. Can we keep the water in the land? Come and be part of the solution, learn how sortition works and how we can all contribute policy answers to this complex problem.