A campaign to engage one million women to act against climate change was launched on Tuesday 19 May at Sydney University.
The campaign, launched by Natalie Isaacs and her Climate Coolers organisation, seeks to inspire a million women across Australia to take simple action to reduce their personal emissions by one tonne this year.
“Not since the women’s movement in the 1960s and ’70s has the call gone out to women of all ages and all backgrounds to unite around one cause. A million women represents one in eight Australian women, and it will be a force to be reckoned with, Ms Isaac said in a media release about the event.
“I am convinced that, once Australia’s women get started, it will become obvious that we can do far more than one tonne each. Opportunities will open up for more serious personal action, as well as community and political work to drive real emissions cuts.”
One of the ambassadors for the campaign, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne said it was a powerful strategy to become involved in.
“There is nothing more important than preventing climate crisis and I am excited and uplifted by the thought of a million women coming together to work towards that end.
“With Australia’s governments refusing to take leadership, it’s time for the community to demand the kind of action that the science requires.
“Who better than Australia’s women to stand up, demonstrate what can be done and lead the way to a happier, healthier and more prosperous Australia?”
“We can rebuild Australia to be a carbon neutral powerhouse that will make us happier, healthier and safer, and, with Australia’s women at the helm, this campaign can drive that transformation.