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?
Thea Ormerod, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
Govind Maksay, MarketForces organiser
In addition to the formal learning, the personal relationships I have formed with other participants and the facilitators will be extremely important to help me become a more effective and confident campaigner. Without hesitation I would recommend the Fellowship to other campaigners.
Sam Robb, Six Degrees
Jason Lyddieth, Greenpeace
Nic Clyde, Climate team leader, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Shani Tager, Friends of the Earth
Bob Bingaman, Sierra Club National Organizing Director
There is no better place to learn the craft of organizing, then immediately apply those learning to today’s most relevant climate and environmental campaigns, than the Community Organizing Fellowship. The program is an in-depth immersion into the craft of grassroots organizing. Going through this program will transform campaigners and how they think about and implement campaigns which build grassroots power to achieve significant environmental victories.