During 2007, the Change Agency collaborated with the Queensland Conservation Council to support and energise Brisbane communities around climate change. Eight climate change campaigners keen for first-hand experience in community organising were recruited as The Big Switch campaign team. As well as being a timely project to galvanise pre-Election community action, it was an excellent opportunity to apply and further shape our community organising tools and frameworks.
What are people saying about us?
Peter Archer, World Vision
Stu Bowen, Environmental Manager (Australia & New Zealand) Patagonia International Inc.
Kate Lardner, Doctors for the Environment Australia
Cherry Muddle, Australian Marine Conservation Society
John Hepburn, Outreach Manager, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Emilie Carey, Solar Citizens
John Edye, March 2017
Manny Pasqualini, Community Power Agency
The diversity present within this year’s cohort is another major highlight for me. To be able to spend this time learning and practicing day in and day out with people from right across the country and right across the breadth of the climate action movement has been an honour. To share this time and space with two wonderfully inspiring indigenous Australians has filled a gap in my education until now and opened up a real sense of belonging to an Australia that I want to be a part of.