Care for our Common Home.

A climate change and sustainability discussion took place Thursday 11th Oct. at the Geelong West Town Hall from 6.30. The event had a youth focus, with school children speaking and performing. A whole community approach is needed to tackle this problem.
Climate Change Forum

“There is a hunger in the community for information about what we can do about climate change. Young people have different questions than older generations, but everyone is on the lookout for action and for learning about how we can step up to the challenge.” Mik Aidt of the Sustainable Hour and Geelong Sustainability tells us.

Invigorate our city
“Do we actually know where we are regarding climate change? Because if we don’t, how can we make the right decisions?,” asks Ian Yule, a former principal and a TESOL teacher, who is the President of the Network and coordinator of the event:

“If we want to be Clever and Creative #geelong, we have to know our starting point and what our options are. This event with a panel of people at the forefront of their fields will open up opportunities for real action that can invigorate our city. We need to be better informed about what options we have individually and together, and what other people, groups and cities are doing who are leading the way,” he says.

The evening was about inspiring local action on climate change in all sectors – local government and business as well as the community – and in all areas.

Story: Jacqui Bennett Photo: Mik Aidt