Nillumbik Shire Council: Declare a climate emergency!!! Make History!!!

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Dear Councillor Clarke,

Animals (including humans), plants, insects, fish and all other life forms are imperiled and at immediate risk of suffering, death and ultimately extinction because of climate change. 

Above is a photo, courtesy of The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com showing a huge iceberg that has broken off in Greenland and this is happening with greater frequency because of climate change

A recent United Nations Report warns us that every single member of each of ONE million species is at threat of extinction (https://www.ipbes.net/

That's why I am calling on Nillumbik Shire Council to declare a climate emergency.  Join the United Kingdom and be one of the first jurisdictions in the world along with Darebin Shire to declare a Climate Emergency! If any Shire in Australia should be leading this effort, it should be Nillumbik!!!

More than 60 per cent of Australians agree with the sentiment that "Global warming is a serious and pressing problem." The UK became the first country in the world to declare a national climate emergency in May 2019. Here in Australia, it was Darebin Council in Melbourne who became the first council in the world to recognise the climate emergency in December 2016.

We have been given 12 years to drastically reduce emissions, lest our world warm to the point where humans face an existential threat.  We cannot wait until the next Federal election. We need all action at all levels of government.


I am calling on my local council to respect the will of the people and embrace climate action. We request that you declare a climate emergency.  This would demonstrate a concrete commitment, a willingness to stand together and fight to prevent the largest threat of our times.


Please, sign and share this petition and send a strong message:

Edwina Wright


Save us from a climate crisis, before it’s too late. Declare a climate emergency, today.