With the escalating effects of climate change and ecosystem collapse, alongside increasing repression of public protest, we need to know we are not alone in the actions we take to build a better world.
This is a register to help connect people in showing up in solidarity for people taking action on climate, the environment and for Country.
Due to years of stripping back workers rights to the benefit of employers, the ability for workers to take action for a just transition, climate action or for the environment is extremely narrow. Workers shouldn’t be at the point of suffering the effects of climate change, ecosystem collapse, or an unmanaged just transition before they can fight for better jobs and a livable world.
Colonisation has been, and continues to be, a project of taking something for nothing. This has been disastrous for the environment, climate, and Aboriginal people. Country for Aboriginal people is more than just land, it’s spirituality, connection, culture, and ancestry. The climate crisis is a direct consequence of colonisation and the exploitative, extractive systems it enables. To fight ecosystem collapse it is essential that First Nations people have sovereignty and cultural caretaker rights restored to help heal Country and our climate.
For the environment
We rely on the natural world for all of our basic needs - water, air, and food. When we allow ecosystems to collapse we harm ourselves. For example trees draw carbon, protect our water catchments, and safeguard biodiversity needed for crop pollination. We must stand with those taking action to protect the environment, as they stand in solidarity with all beings - both plant and animal.