Fresh from the success of the Sustainable Prosperity Conference, a group of around eighty volunteers have started a Just Transition Action Group in Adelaide.
We met for the first time on Sunday 2 February, and the plan is to meet on the first Sunday of the month, 2-5pm at the Joinery in Adelaide – except for the 1 March meeting which will be at Adelaide University because of the Fringe. Connect with the MMT Facebook page for more event details.
Whether we call it a Green New Deal or a Just Transition or something else, it means no new fossil fuel projects, fair compensation and re-training for fossil fuel workers, rapidly taking the massive scale of action we need to combat climate change, and providing a job to everyone that needs or wants one through a federally funded Job Guarantee.
If your response is “Yes! Exactly!”, then please come along. If your response is “Sounds too good to be true”, then come along anyway and talk to us!
What will we be doing? A number of things to start with: a book club, an action group that organises forums with progressive local councils to talk about how a job guarantee could connect the untapped potential of people with the un-met needs of the the community (including climate action), and a group to reach out to allies and form connections in the broader movement.
Timetable of events
Policy and Alliances Discussion Group: Wednesday 26 February 6:00-7:30pm
March All-In Meeting: Sunday 1 March 2:00-5:00pm at the Barr Smith Library, room 2032, The University of Adelaide
Lunchtime Book Club: Tuesday 3 March 12:30-2:00pm
Action and Events Group: Thursday 12 March 6:00-7:30pm
Evening Book Club: Thursday 19 March 6:00-7:30pm
April All-In Meeting: Sunday 5 April 2:00-5:00pm
All events are at the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide (unless stated)
It is our belief that this kind of huge societal and ecological transformation is our only way forward, and right now we have the momentum to start something great.