Which Australian capital city will be the first to declare?
Petition by Heidi Edmunds and friends
After you sign, particularly if you live in Brisbane
Please email the Brisbane Lord Mayor and some or all of the Councillors asking them to declare a Climate Emergency. Just use your own words! It is much more effective than automated emails that are all identical.
We are starting to work towards presenting our ideas to the Council in some kind of presentation if possible, and working towards a suggested motion for the Council to vote on.
To find out more how you can help, please consider joining the Brisbane Climate Emergency Declaration facebook group.
In your emails to the Council, you could mention things like:
- BCC’s leadership position on carbon neutrality, becoming a carbon neutral organisation in February 2017. (https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/governance-strategy/vision-strategy/reducing-brisbanes-emissions/carbon-neutral-council)
- The IPCC 1.5C Special Report that was released in October (https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/chapter/summary-for-policy-makers/)
- 425 (and rising) local councils globally that have already declared a Climate Emergency (global list and map here: https://www.cedamia.org/global/)
- why you think it is important that BCC declares a Climate Emergency eg. the influence it will have on the public and other councils and hopefully other levels of govt
- if you live within the Brisbane City Council area, please mention that you do!
Find your local council electorate:
Lord Mayor and Councillor contact details:
- Lord Mayor, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bracken Ridge Ward, Councillor Amanda Cooper, LNP, email@example.com
- Calamvale Ward, Councillor Angela Owen (formerly Cr Angela Owen-Taylor), LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Central Ward, Councillor Vicki Howard, LNP, email@example.com
- Chandler Ward, Councillor Adrian Schrinner, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Coorparoo Ward, Councillor Ian McKenzie, LNP, email@example.com
- Deagon Ward, Councillor Jared Cassidy, ALP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doboy Ward, Councillor Ryan Murphy, LNP, email@example.com
- Enoggera Ward, Councillor Andrew Wines, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forest Lake Ward, Councillor Charles Strunk, ALP, email@example.com
- Hamilton Ward, Councillor David McLachlan, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holland Park Ward, Councillor Krista Adams, LNP, email@example.com
- Jamboree Ward, Councillor Matthew Bourke, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- MacGregor Ward, Councillor Steven Huang, LNP, email@example.com
- Marchant Ward, Councillor Fiona Hammond (formerly Cr Fiona King), LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- McDowall Ward, Councillor Norm Wyndham, LNP, email@example.com
- Moorooka Ward, Councillor Steve Griffiths, ALP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Morningside Ward, Councillor Kara Cook, ALP, email@example.com
- Northgate Ward, Councillor Adam Allan, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paddington Ward, Councillor Peter Matic, LNP, email@example.com
- Pullenvale Ward, Councillor Kate Richards, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Runcorn Ward, Councillor Kim Marx, LNP, email@example.com
- Tennyson Ward, Councillor Nicole Johnston, IND, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Gabba Ward, Councillor Jonathan Sri, GRN,
- The Gap Ward, Councillor Steve Toomey, LNP, email@example.com
- Walter Taylor Ward, Councillor Julian Simmonds, LNP, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wynnum Manly Ward, Councillor Peter Cumming, ALP, email@example.com