WEAR RED and support the Surf Coast Climate Emergency Declaration – on Tuesday 23 July 2019 from 17:30 to 18:30 at the Surf Coast Shire Council.
Signatures are collected via three different petitions, two on change.org and one on this website. Status on 29 June was:
• ‘Surf Coast Shire Council: Declare a climate emergency’ – SCEG’s petition which is now closed as the goal of 1,000 signatures was reached in just two weeks
• ‘Surf Coast Shire Council: Declare a climate emergency’ – petition still open, 80 have signed
• ‘Climate emergency declaration petition to Surf Coast Shire Councillors’ – petition still open, 81 have signed
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Below are messages to the councillors that have ticked in during the last week:
Surfcoast Shire can be a leader and exemplar in the strong climate crisis action that is urgently needed.
22 JUNE 2019 AT 8:26 AM
There is a climate emergency, you need too implement a climate emergency plan now
22 JUNE 2019 AT 12:02 PM
The Surf Coast Shire Council has shown environmental leadership on many issues including waste reduction and fracking. This declaration of a climate emergency is more crucial to our common survival than anything else.
Vicki Perrett, Geelong Sustainability
23 JUNE 2019 AT 8:11 PM
Every Government that declares a climate emergency brings us a step closer to solving this existential crisis for humanity
24 JUNE 2019 AT 9:11 AM
Respect the science
24 JUNE 2019 AT 10:56 AM
It’s time to declare a climate emergency
24 JUNE 2019 AT 11:05 AM
Please declare a climate emergency and act now to ensure a safe future for our children and a healthy economy
24 JUNE 2019 AT 11:19 AM
Please declare a Climate Emergency and send a message to Parliament that there are people who are gravely concerned and wish to act on the behalf of our Climate and Environment. It is time to act and take initiatives towards a carbon neutral world.
24 JUNE 2019 AT 7:44 PM
I ask that councillors declare a climate emergency. The cost of inaction is already building. We must act now to sustain life on this planet for our children.
24 JUNE 2019 AT 7:47 PM
We need to make change now or our future generations will suffer the consequences of your mistakes!
24 JUNE 2019 AT 7:59 PM
Dear person voted to represent our future ….nature is where we came from,.. nature is where we return. Please respect and protect the source of our existence…..Humans need to control themselves. We need to join the rest of Europe in declaring a halt to rampant fossil fuel usage for our healthy world. This is absolutely necessary.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 8:43 AM
As more and more councils, towns, cities, states and countries around the world are making the declaration an area like the Surf Coast that has so much to lose from sea rises must follow suit.
Australia is a country that stands to be severely impacted by the present and worsening climate catastrophe; please, for your constituents and the greater good declare a Climate Emergency and follow this by enacting as much to ameliorate the emergency as possible.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 12:16 PM
It’s time to listen to the community and make our environment a priority. Please help safeguard our environment for the future and make the necessary changes to reduce our impact
25 JUNE 2019 AT 12:26 PM
The time is up. We must act now!
The effects from decades of humans fossil fuel consumption, excess consumption of meat and reliance on single use plastics is destroying our environment and the climate.
We have a federal government with it’s head up it’s own arse and a major party who are negligent to the needs of this country and the environment and so it’s time that we ask you the Councillors of the Surf Coast to step up and protect our community.
It’s time the Surf Coast Shire Council declares a climate emergency and bring the voice of the people that are screaming out for systematic change to our federal government to ensure a safe future for all future generations.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 1:21 PM
Please declare a climate emergency to send a powerful message to State, Federal and other local governments that this is urgent and a true emergency. We need war-time scale action to fix this.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 1:38 PM
I implore the council to implement the four actions described above.
Thank you in anticipation of a positive response to this petition.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 1:47 PM
Follow the councils and countries of the world by declaring a climate emergency and beginning the task of climate and social restoration.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 3:13 PM
Please listen and act now. Please do something, you have the power to change. I’m studying marine biology and strive to protect and support oceans starting with my home. Why is Australia so behind? Listen to the scientists and please act now. Lead the way of the future, the whole community will be behind you.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 5:56 PM
I care about the world we live in, looking after it for future generations is our job! Every living thing is dependant on the decisions you make from now on. Our future is in your hands!
25 JUNE 2019 AT 7:34 PM
Please declare a climate change emergency. There is no time to waste. Let’s be a leader on this dilemma.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 8:30 PM
I’m highly concerned about the lack of action at a government level to address climate change as an issue. It will be great to see the grass roots representatives leading by example and not waiting for our so called “leaders” to lead.
25 JUNE 2019 AT 9:57 PM
the World is dying and you have to act now to give our children a chance to survive this emergency
25 JUNE 2019 AT 10:41 PM
I love this planet. Everything we have been given is amazing and I hate seeing it slowly slip away. I don’t want oil spills in the bight, I don’t want the oceans levels to rise and the polar bears to die. I want my kids to surf the breaks I surf today and be able to travel to the places I have been and see that none of it has changed! So please I am 16 and I want to see a change now it’s an emergency!
25 JUNE 2019 AT 11:24 PM
Climate change is real. It’s having an impact globally. Declare an emergency now before it’s too late. Doing something now will potentially ease the burden later, doing nothing is not an option.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 4:59 AM
Let’s show Australia that we are not sheep- we do not follow a backwards, indulgently, selfishly ignorant government. We can think for our selves and we know that there is a climate emergency. Be at the forefront of this. You can make a difference.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 7:09 AM
Everybody should be onboard with this, I’m petrified to think how this will affect our future if it’s left to late.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 7:18 AM
This call for climate emergency is more than a hyper-reactive response to rapid industrialisation of our beautiful coastal towns – it’s a response to fears for our future generations and the lives they are due to live. We need to act now so that we don’t spend our retirement caring for our kids while wearing face shields.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 7:23 AM
I would appreciate not dying to global warming.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 9:49 AM
Please do something about climate change
26 JUNE 2019 AT 9:50 AM
if we don’t wanna make changes for the better we gonna be forced to make changes for the worst. we won’t have the things we take for granted and if we only realise this when the damage is done we will be slapping ourselves regretting the fact that we didn’t act. it’s disgusting that people actually think they can just sit on their bum and that money matters more than their actual quality of life. we’re blind to the fact that everything we value is in danger. including money. if we destroy the earth we will have nothing
26 JUNE 2019 AT 9:59 AM
don’t ruin our world. we are the ones who have to undo the damage you have done, don’t be selfish.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 10:09 AM
I’m a high school student and I want to see action
26 JUNE 2019 AT 10:11 AM
I’m a year 12 student and i don’t know whether i should be planning for a future i may not have. Thank you for creating change and awareness on climate change as without people like you there’s no point in me planning for a future that wont exist.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 10:14 AM
Please, act to protect our beautiful home for our children and their children.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 12:54 PM
Act before it is to late to do so.
26 JUNE 2019 AT 10:54 PM
Please implement a municipality-wide climate emergency response
29 JUNE 2019 AT 11:44 AM
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