Life on our beautiful planet is threatened by a climate pollution crisis.
The community is leading change, but it's easy to feel powerless as fossil fuel corporations take record profits and plan new projects to burn coal, oil and gas – intensifying heatwaves, fires and floods.
How can we build our courage, empathy and power to face our future and stand for climate justice?
It's not too late, and everything we do matters.
Kathryn McCallum – Climate justice advocate
Kathryn McCallum is a collaborative leader in climate justice campaigns, people-powered movements, civic engagement and public narrative.
With social movement groups, Kathryn has mobilised hundreds of thousands of people to take millions of actions.
She leads strategy with the Climate Action Network Australia – part of a global network of nearly 2000 groups working for change. Kathryn was Climate Justice Campaign Director for
GetUp and led communications and mobilisation with the Australian Conservation Foundation.
With community alliances, she has achieved shifts in public opinion and significant changes to government policy and budgets – raising climate action as a key voting issue and winning new laws to support clean energy and regulate pollution.
She's supported First Nations-led campaigns against fracking and nuclear waste, and backed advocacy by leaders from fire and flood-hit communities at critical moments.
As a journalist, Kathryn was published and broadcast nationally in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and on ABC Radio National. Her 44-day solo alpine walk was a feature in Australian Geographic. She is a nature connection mentor.
Kathryn is a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al Gore. She has studied environmental science at Monash University, collaborative leadership with the Groupwork Institute, rebuilding nature-connected communities with Jon Young, and leadership, organising and action with Marshall Ganz at Harvard University Kennedy School.
Facing the climate crisis is daunting, but together we can rebuild community, navigate uncertainty, speak out for justice and act with courage.
Strategies for change
Our future is radically uncertain and deeply daunting. Many people are alarmed about the climate crisis, but feel powerless as coal, oil and gas corporations heat our planet. As systems collapse it can be hard to hold our centre.
You might feel the fierce urgency to do something, and to be effective. Facing all this alone is exhausting.
There are strategies and frameworks to help turn the resources we have – which at first might not seem like much – into the power we need to win the change we want.
And if we listen and learn from courageous and persistent community voices, advocates, First Nations leaders and unsung heroes, we can start to see a path against all odds.
If we ground ourselves in community and the patterns of nature, we can renew our power to show up day after day. With patience, we can grow our awareness of the reciprocal, life-sustaining and earth-connected practices that are the keys to our survival.
EarthCrew supports the people who care about how climate damage impacts people and the living world. We work with leaders in networks and families and communities who want to play a creative and collaborative role in the change.
Check out our workshops, speaking, writing and opportunities to connect.
How might we orient our inquiry and action – and be part of creating a future we want to live in?
How might we build collaborative community power? People in connection are the foundation of a good life – and of a powerful social movement. What happens when we share powerful stories together?
When we listen deeply to places and connect with nature, we can find life-sustaining patterns. If intersecting crises are asking ordinary people to become visionary, how might we start?
How might we care for ourselves and other people in the face of uncertainty? Let's listen to people hardest hit by climate impacts. When we think of how to survive and thrive, how can we hold our centre and be creative?
The best science tells us fossil fuels are the biggest problem and temperatures can stabilise quickly when pollution stops. We can create strategies to take on the power of the fossil fuel industry, advocate to decisions makers and take creative action!
PEOPLE POWER IS OUR KEY
The best science tells us fossil fuels are the biggest problem and temperatures can stabilise quickly when pollution stops. This means that everything we do matters.
DOWNLOAD THE CREATIVE CLIMATE ACTION CHECKLIST
Are you concerned about climate damage harming people? Are you curious about the many different pathways to change? Download the checklist for 21 powerful strategies to stop climate damage.
We acknowledge Wurundjeri land and Traditional Owners, Sovereignty was never ceded. We pay respect to the climate knowledge and leadership of First Nations people.