We aim to take individual and collective climate action - at individual, community and societal levels.
Social Workers for Climate Action is our antidote to fear, overwhelm and eco-anxiety.
Our individual and collective action enables us to remain actively engaged in environmental and climate issues, as we know that a) the solutions exist right now and b) it's not solely up to us, and us alone, to fix it; combined individual and collective action is how we will turn this around.
Climate change is happening now. This is why we are taking action now.
This is a call to action for all social workers.
Will you join us?
Our Recent Climate Actions:
'Park Art', November & December 2021
Park Art has been created by our passionate member, Emma. Speaking about what sparked the idea, she said, "With so much doom and gloom surrounding the topic of climate change I thought it would be beneficial for the social workers of Townsville to be able to come together for an uplifting activity. As we casually walk along we can discuss climate change and other social issues, thus developing our relationships with each other and our environment. By creating a natural mandala together, we share ownership of it together, just as we all share the benefits and responsibility of our land together."
*** Note: Park Art is currently running - please reach out if you'd like to join in! ***
AASW 2021 Practice Standards Review
We collaborated on suggestions for the Australian Association of Social Workers' 2021 Practice Standards Review.
School Strike 4 Climate 2021
We stood in solidarity with School Strike 4 Climate at the Townsville action. #FundOurFutureNotGas
World Social Work Day 2020
Dr Peter Jones gave a detailed presentation regarding climate change and social work.
Climate Change Bill Submission
Some of our members caught up via Zoom to work on our submission in support of the 'Climate Act Now' Climate Change Bill.
'Healthy, Renegerative and Just' Signatory
We are a signatory to Climate and Health Alliance's climate and health policy framework, 'Healthy, Regenerative and Just', and called on our Prime Minister and Health Minister to demonstrate climate action.
Read more here: CAHA
School Strike 4 Climate 2020
We supported the "Fund Our Future Not Gas" Global Day of Action.
Global Climate Change Week 2020
We shared our individual stories as an awareness raising activity for eco-social work.
Queensland State Election 2020
We ran a social media campaign seeking to increase awareness of political party policies regarding our natural environment.
We Supported Renewables
We called for action from our Federal Government.