February 2017 Forum Facing the Climate Crisis: Challenges for Government, Business and the Community

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Prof. Tim Flannery, acclaimed writer, scientist and conservationist,

Alison Rowe, CEO of Moreland Energy Foundation and Chair of the Future Business Council,

Laura Sykes, AYCC National Schools Program Coordinator

and our MC for the evening:

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, President of the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA).

On the topic:

Facing the Climate Crisis: Challenges for Government, Business and the Community.

speak on

Why we must declare a Climate Emergency

Tim Flannery

Professor Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist.  An author of many books and presenter of several TV documentaries, Tim was named Australian of the Year in 2007.

Alison Rowe
will speak on

“Untapped Opportunities for business in the shift to a zero emissions economy”

Alison RoweAlison Rowe is the CEO for Moreland Energy Foundation Limited. She has been in the sustainability field for over 12 years with global responsibility for strategy development, program design & delivery, product development, consulting, marketing and advocacy. Alison is the Chair of the Future Business Council and a Non-Executive Director for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia. She completed the Business & Environment program at Cambridge and holds an MBA and Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management. She was Climate Alliance  Business Leader of the Year in 2013 and is renowned globally for her public speaking.

Laura Sykes
talks about the

Repower our Schools campaign

Laura SykesLaura is a dedicated advocate for sustainability and climate justice and passionate about empowering young people to take meaningful action on climate in their communities. She coordinates the Australian Youth Climate Coalition ‘Switched On’ Schools Program and has worked with youth-led campaigning organisations for the past 7 years on a variety of social and environmental justice campaigns. She was awarded the Southern Cross Young Achievers Entrepreneurship Award in 2012.


Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
will be our MC for the evening

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg

Victoria McKenzie-McHarg is an environmentalist who has led community driven campaigns for government action against fossil fuel subsidies, on climate change and sustainable transport and putting a price on pollution nationally.

In 2012, Victoria was listed by the Melbourne Age as one of the top 100 most influential, inspirational, provocative and creative Victorians for her work leading a successful legal and community campaign against a proposed new coal-fired power station.

She is the current President of the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA).

The venue for this Forum is:

The Rosstrevor Hall
Brighton Grammar School
Allee Street Brighton
Wed 15 February 2017, 7.15 pm  for a 7.30 pm start

Booking information

Notification of this event is being circulated by many environmental groups so you will need to make a booking – click on this link book here to register, obtain your ticket and bring it with you to make sure you have a seat at this important event.

The event is FREE but your gold coin donation to help offset the expenses would be appreciated.

Helen Keller

Following the Forum on the 15th, the BCCAG Board invites you to join with other concerned citizens from Bayside and surrounds in a follow up meeting the next week. For our climate emergency petition to be effective we need to mobilise a large group of volunteers to work with us to spread the word, staff stalls, write letters and gather as many signatures as possible.

The current rate of change in the climate system highlights the immediacy of the climate crisis for us – it’s no longer our grandchildren’s problem. The old argument – that we have to act now for our children – is no longer the case. The real sense of urgency in the scientific community is that we must act now or never.

The only way this climate emergency petition will work is if it’s driven from the bottom up by people like you.

The meeting will be held:
Wednesday 22nd February, 7.30pm
Uniting Church Hall
21 Trentham St, Sandringham

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