Sunday, 28 April 2013

People power campaigning for Victoria's environment

From Environment Victoria ~~~

Imagine if you could create a brighter future 
for our environment and all Victorians 
just by talking to your neighbours. 

In the 40 years that Environment Victoria’s existed, we’ve never seen a state government that’s as bad for Victoria’s environment as this one.

They’ve paralysed growth in clean energy, dumped climate change laws and programs, reduced protection for green wedges, weakened the national plan to restore the Murray River, opened our national parks to development, and are aiming to create a new polluting brown coal export industry.

So it’s lucky that we’ve got a secret weapon. Something powerful, that’s going to help change the game and Reclaim Victoria’s Environment. You. 

The research is clear. All feedback from winning campaigns around the world says the same thing - nothing is more powerful than citizens, organised in teams, campaigning in their community. And nothing is more persuasive than a face-to-face conversation between neighbours. It’s that simple.

Only you can do that — you and others in your community, working together to win this campaign in your neighbourhood. That’s why I’m writing to you today.

Over the past six months we’ve been recruiting people to take action to Reclaim Victoria’s Environment. In the next few days we’ll send you more information about how you can help create a brighter future for Victoria, so keep your eyes peeled!

Now we’re taking it to a whole new level and this May we’re launching a month-long community campaign blitz in neighbourhoods across the state. Hundreds of people will be taking the campaign to the streets, knocking on doors and talking to friends and family. Will you be one of them? >

You can help build the force for change by:
  • Joining a street stall
  • Joining a doorknocking day in your area or one of our key campaign areas
  • Or asking five friends, family and neighbours to sign the petition

So many of the great wins in history have been won by people power – ordinary people taking action together. So let’s get going and make safeguarding Victoria’s environment the next big win.

Yours sincerely,

Mick Power
and the team from Environment Victoria

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