meet some of our members
dr peter jones
Social Work Educator
“This is the time for social workers to engage in collective action that may extend beyond their individual practice. Actions to address climate change are aligned to our ethical responsibilities to address issues of social justice and human rights.”
Social Work Researcher
“If social workers want to see change and make a positive contribution to people’s lives, we need to practice in a way that is not only inclusive of an ecological justice perspective, but carries this understanding of peoples’ place in the natural environment at its heart.”
"Environmental issues are social issues and the hardest hit are the already vulnerable. The climate crisis is the leading cause for displacement. Issues such as food and water quality and insecurity, droughts, extreme weather, for example, are all human rights issues."
Social Work PhD Scholar
"I am passionate about climate change as I believe we are part of the environment, not separate from it. The current climate crisis affects not only the environment, but also humankind."
"I feel I have a responsibility to future generations; climate change is a social justice issue and its impacts are already being felt here in Australia. I want to be able to tell my daughter that I didn't just stand by."