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We are an alliance of people and groups in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains who want to see Australia take urgent, meaningful action on climate change.

Our communities are being increasingly ravaged by fire, flood and drought. Many of us have already been impacted. Yet Australia’s current climate policy is nowhere near good enough to protect our communities from devastation.

We aim to demonstrate to all federal political parties, that in the seat of Macquarie there is overwhelming support for urgent action on climate. Macquarie is the most marginal Federal Electorate in Australia and what we think really counts.

We are inviting everyone from across our communities who feels the same, to join us.

Sign our open letter - get a free yard sign - help out as a volunteer - and share this website with your family and friends. Let's leave no room for doubt - that the people of Macquarie want climate action now!

A group of people of various ages pose in front of a rotunda, smiling and holding yelloe diamond shaped signs that say "Climate Action Now".

 

Our platform

We are Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains people who care about the future of our communities, our homes, and the natural world. We are working together for the protection and improvement of these places, through ensuring global temperatures are kept below 1.5 degrees warming. Our vision is for thriving communities within healthy ecosystems, where no one is left behind

To achieve this we are calling on all Federal candidates to advocate for urgent action on climate change through supporting:

  1. A much stronger 2030 emissions reduction target for Australia
  2. Fast tracking clean energy and ending fossil fuel subsidies 
  3. Support for workers and communities transitioning from fossil fuels
  4. Integrity in politics

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we live - the Darug, Gundungurra and Darkinjung people - and we acknowledge their connections to culture, land, water and community. We pay our respect to the Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Join in

Do you live in the Hawkesbury or Blue Mountains? Would you like to join us in demonstrating how important urgent climate action is for the people of this region?

Help us get the message out by:

Open letter to candidates

Will you join us? It's crucial our political parties understand just how widespread the support is for urgent climate action. Please sign our open letter to the candidates for the Federal seat of Macquarie.

(By signing below you are agreeing to add your name to the hard copy letters we will provide to our Federal candidates.)


 

Dear candidate for the Federal seat of Macquarie, 

We are residents of the Macquarie electorate who want to see Australia take urgent, meaningful action on climate change.

The effects of climate change have led to our communities being increasingly ravaged by fire, flood and drought. Many of us have already been severely impacted, yet Australia’s climate policy is nowhere near good enough to protect our communities from increasing devastation.

We respectfully request that if elected, you consider and respond to our platform. In particular, we would like to know what your party's policies are and how you believe they will address the four priority actions set out in our platform:

We are residents of the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains who care about the future of our communities, our homes, and the natural world. We are working together for the protection and improvement of these places, through ensuring global temperatures are kept below 1.5 degrees warming. Our vision is thriving communities within healthy ecosystems, where no one is left behind. 

To achieve this we are calling on all Federal candidates to advocate for urgent action on climate change through supporting:

  • A much stronger 2030 emissions reduction target for Australia
  • Fast tracking clean energy and ending fossil fuel subsidies 
  • Support for workers and communities transitioning from fossil fuels
  • Integrity in politics

If you are elected, we would appreciate a written response to this letter within four weeks of your swearing in.*

Thank you in anticipation of your prompt response.

Yours sincerely,

People of the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains.

*The original version of this letter requested a response within two weeks of receiving this letter. The letter along with signatures was presented and emailed to candidates on the 13th and 14th of May, a week before the federal election.

Will you sign?
1,414 signatures so far. Help us get to 1,500

Get your own Climate Action Now yard sign

Show your climate colours with these free eye catching yard signs!

These bold "Climate Action Now" corflute signs are springing up all over the country as Australians demonstrate that we want urgent action on climate change. 

We have distribution points across the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains where you can grab yours. Enter your details to find out where you can pick one up...

While you're here - please sign our open letter to candidates!

(Hey - not local? No worries! If you are from NSW visit Nature Conservation Council to order a sign, and for outside NSW goto the Climate Action Network Australia)

 

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