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We’re a group of people living in the Merri-bek area (formerly known as Moreland)  who are working locally to take action on climate change. Our members have come together out of concern about the lack of meaningful political action on climate change, and a recognition that we need to take responsibility for our future.


We believe that we need a rapid transition to a zero carbon society to prevent severe climate change that will have a devastating effect on our lives and those of future generations. Current scientific evidence indicates that to avoid this we need to stabilise atmospheric carbon at 300 parts per million, which is below the amount of carbon we currently have in the atmosphere. To achieve this we need to transition our energy supply as rapidly as possible to 100 per cent renewable energy.

Science indicates that for Australia our energy system needs to be zero carbon by 2035 if we are to meet the ‘well below 2 degrees and strive for 1.5 degrees‘ target set in Paris in 2015 at COP21.

Our objectives

Some Climate Action Moreland members at the St Kilda Human Sign which read ‘Our Future is in Our Hands.’

  • To put pressure on political leaders to take serious action on climate change via activities such as protests, attending rallies and engaging in discussion with local politicians, and to show that there is a strong community support for serious action
  • To provide a focus and outlet for residents wanting to take action
  • To provide community education and awareness on climate change and what we can do about it on individual, local, national and even international levels
  • To create networks with other community-based organisations as part of a broader, more coordinated environmental movement

Our organisation
Climate Action Merribek are just regular people from Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner, Pascoe Vale and Glenroy – wanting action on climate change. We’re a non-profit group that is community based and not affiliated with any political party. We have monthly meetings to which any member of the community is welcome to attend. The group has a non-hierarchical structure, and decisions are reached democratically.

Working with communities
We have developed strategic partnerships with many of Melbourne’s climate action groups including Yarra, Darebin and Bayside to name but a few, and have good community bonds with both Friends of the Earth and The Wilderness Society. To date, we have hosted several community events and talks on climate change, with more to come. And we are developing an extensive community outreach program within Merri-bek, connecting with community groups and individuals to educate, inform and work together to form sustainable solutions.

Don’t live in Moreland?
See Environment Victoria List of active climate groups, Victorian Climate Action Network list,  or the Climate Action Network Australia partner organisations to find a group you can work with.

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Statement of Electoral authorisation
Any political statements, candidate statements or reporting by our group on this website, or our social media sites (@Camoreland on Twitter), Facebook page, are authorised by our Convenor: John Englart, 2B Dowling Street, Fawkner, 3060.

6 Comments Add your own

  • […] also joined the Moreland Climate Group, a grassroots community group dedicated to fighting climate […]

  • 2. Kate Roberts  |  April 14, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Website looks great! Good on you all for taking this issue on. We look forward to the forum on the 20th and the street stall on Saturday

  • 3. Peter Robertson  |  May 20, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Fabulous stuff here – thanks

  • 4. a casual observer  |  December 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Hey I saw your banners at the Walk Against Warming. They’re really awesome. I had a great chat with one of your members and it sounds like you’re doing lots of exciting things! Goodonya.

  • 5. glenn sargent  |  July 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Are the meetings still happening

  • 6. Mark Riley  |  November 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    It’s 2013 and any gains in reducing CO2 are being wiped out by Abbott MP and Enviro Minister Greg Hunt (MP For Flinders) and the corporate interests behind this government.


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