"A Greener Vision for the Suburbs of South West Brisbane" - Cr Jonathan Sri
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With the "predicted catastrophe" of our summer bushfires, the heartland of the struggle for effective climate action moves to the suburbs of Australia's larger cities.
Rejecting despair, more and more are now stepping even beyond the lifestyle changes of their household. They're joining the movement that's pushing our leaders to serious action. Clarity descends: unless we act now - with urgency and ambition - the prospects for our children's children are dire.
The political duopoly of the major parties offers only disappointment. Their leaders show scant interest in transitioning our economy to embrace the opportunities of sustainable and renewable energy technologies.
For the global climate emergency, we live in a vacuum of leadership from both Govt and Opposition benches in our Federal, State and Local Governments. The momentum for change must go beyond the slide into complacency, and somehow find real traction - especially here within the 'burbs.
To play our part, South West Brisbane Greens invite our neighbours to join us in conversation.
We need to build links locally to ensure these well-founded fears and concerns are heard. We need our elected representatives - in local, state and federal governments - to stop shirking from the task, and rather to initiate programs to ensure this transition of our economy is their first priority.
Jonathan Sri, is the Greens Councillor in Brisbane's Gabba Ward and is a thought leader nationally on how we foment this transition. Jono will offer us some of his thinking: (1) on the changes needed; (2) on how we can bring momentum to the debate; and (3) will invite comments and suggestions from all those present to contribute to our discussion.
Whilst building local connections amongst us, this dinner is also a fundraising event for South West Brisbane Greens. Tickets are $20 per person or $15 concession / unwaged.
Don't miss out: Venue size means we can manage a maximum of 40 participants. Tickets may sell quickly.
- Transort: Transport: Our venue is 13mins walk from Oxley Train Station, or message us here before 4pm if you need a ride from the station. We'll also proactively facilitate car-pooling to help get home.
- Dietary Needs: As part of practising the change which we advocate, most of the dishes served will be vegan (free of animal protein) - minimising emissions - though a small amount will be vegetarian. Options will also include gluten-free and halal.
- Drinks: Please bring whatever drinks you wish to enjoy - alcoholic or non-alcoholic
- Contribute: Our meal will be prepared and donated by Branch members
- Access: This event is being held in a member's home with stairs. We apologise that the house does not therefore have easy wheel chair accessibility, however we are keen to work to offer whatever support we can to be make this night inclusive.
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|Unwaged / Concession||$ 15.00|