On 19 August 2019, an alliance of community groups handed in the petition to City of Greater Geelong councillors: 1,589 local residents calling for Council to declare a climate emergency.
The signatures were collected by a number of different community groups, including Greenpeace’s Break Free Geelong, CACE Campaigners Geelong and Surrounds, Centre for Climate Safety, Thrive For Future, Persistent Presence, The Sustainable Hour, and more.
Will Geelong’s councillors make a decision on this on their fortnightly meeting next Tuesday? We’ll know on Friday, when the agenda for the meeting is published. Stay tuned!
→ You can read the more than 200 letters and messages to the Geelong Mayor and Councillors here: