Youth Climate Action Group
Council is committed to making change and taking action to reduce the impacts of the current climate crisis. We are looking for 10 young people to help lead the way as part of our Youth Climate Action Group.
If you are aged between 12 and 17, live in the Murrindindi Shire and
want to make a difference in your community, we want to hear from you!
Council's Youth Climate Action Group will
- Take part in four to six regular youth climate action sessions
- Develop and lead a Youth Climate Summit
- Receive on-going support from Council to develop and lead other climate initiatives in the community
- Be provided with free snacks and refreshments
No experience is necessary, just come along and lead the way for climate change action in Murrindindi Shire. If you want to express your interest, fill out the Youth Climate Action form below.
What is Climate change?
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions that act like a blanket wrapped around the Earth, trapping the sun’s heat and raising temperatures.
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What are the impacts of climate change?
Climate change can affect our health, ability to grow food, housing, safety and work. Some of us are already more vulnerable to climate impacts, such as people living in small island nations and other developing countries. Conditions like sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion have advanced to the point where whole communities have had to relocate, and protracted droughts are putting people at risk of famine. In the future, the number of 'climate refugees' is expected to rise.