YCAN recently held their 2019 AGM. At the meeting, Geoff Golden was elected the incoming YCAN Convenor. This follows the decision by Kerry Echberg, after six years of passionate service in the role, to take a step back. Kerry will continue as an active member of the committee.
YCAN congratulates the other re-elected office bearers, including Carole Wilkinson (Deputy Convenor), Kevin Cato (Treasurer) and Sarah Deasey (Secretary).
Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN) invites Yarra residents and their friends to a free screening of the documentary 2040, from award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau.
To build on the momentum from the global climate strike (on September 20), join us to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we change the way we live and rapidly accelerate the climate and energy solutions already available.
Envirucation is a series of eight workshops to enable participants to increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of issues around climate change and environmental destruction. On Sunday 15 Sept climate expert David Karoly (just returned from an IPCC meeting in France), plus author and YCAN member Carole Wilkinson will be talking about Empowerment and Climate Change.
5-8 pm, Sun 15 Sept, Bargoonga Nganjin Library, 182 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy.
It’s a free event, but booking necessary for catering at Trybooking.
If you live in the City of Yarra (or somewhere close by!) and would like to have one of these Climate Emergency posters for your front fence, let us know asap, for maximum exposure before the Election.
It was great to see the Richmond Town Hall full of people who are concerned about the Climate Emergency. Karl Braganza from the Bureau of Meteorology explained the latest climate science, the rapid changes to our climate that have already happened (and their disastrous effects) , and the challenges ahead to avoid runaway climate change. Fiona Armstrong from the Climate and Health Alliance, discussed the devastating health implications of climate change, what the health sector is doing and what we all can do.
YCAN was there, of course, and Kerry, our convenor, encouraged people to take action (by joining YCAN!) The mayor endorsed our actions and commitment. Let’s hope that the clear and shocking facts on climate change and its effects will persuade people to not only do whatever they can in their own lives, but also take that extra step of convincing government at all levels to act with urgency.
YCAN was proud to be at the School Strike for Climate Action last week to show our solidarity. It was inspiring. The students were so committed and had so much energy.
I’ve never before been to a rally/march where the chanting was non-stop for two hours solid. My reaction cycled between laughter and tears. I was proud, inspired and ashamed that my generation has let them down so badly.