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Parents are respected and trusted members of Australian society. Driven by the desire to care for and protect children, we know that parents' voices are powerful.
Your voice can help to build and maintain the political will needed to act on climate and safeguard our children's future.
Would you like to be empowered to be a parent climate action spokesperson?
We now have a comprehensive online training portal which takes you on a step by step journey to enable you to have great climate conversations, create a great local pitch for climate action, be a media spokesperson, and meet with your Member of Parliament with concise non-partisan asks that will help enable more political action on climate.
The online course is designed for busy parents in mind, to be done in manageable bite-sized chunks.
Australian Parents for Climate Action has empowered scores of parents to become national climate spokespersons, through getting opinion and profile pieces published, journalistic interviews, local news features, and even a regular monthly newspaper column.
"Support from Australian Parents for Climate Action has been amazing to give me the confidence to speak about protecting my children's future" - Deanna Hayes, Sydney
"Whilst I've felt a bit apprehensive to speak up I have been willing to because I know it's for my kids. I've had a lot of encouragement from Heidi and Nic (AP4CA staff) and never felt pressured to do more than I was capable of. It's felt energising to speak up" - Louise Sheperd, Sydney
"Having a family-friendly and apolitical brand like AP4CA to represent in the media has given me something I can be confident and proud to speak for, even in a regional community" - Yolanda Dasgupta, Sunshine Coast
Welcome to Australian Parents for Climate Action's spokesperson training!
We have created this resource because parents’ voices are powerful, as we have a moral responsibility to protect our children.
Right now in the face of a climate crisis, we need parents and grandparents like you to step up to the microphone and share your concerns, and lobby for solutions. Your voices can give our politicians the political will to act on climate.
And we are here to help you. This is why we have designed this easy-to-use online spokesperson training program. It's broken into bite-sized chunks, for a busy parent to fit in. You can work through it in the order we suggest, but if you need to skip ahead to get the information you need right now - it's all here.
We’ve road-tested these training documents with parents around Australia already, and we know they have gone on to nail it in the media and with their meetings with politicians.
We believe in you, and your ability to help change the future.
Become a parent spokesperson - act now for the greater good for climate.
Heidi Lee Douglas, Communications and Campaign Director