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  • Sign the petition: Enshrine a duty of care that protects our kids from climate harm

    We’re calling on all Australian Parliamentarians to enshrine their duty of care to protect young and future generations in law.


    Building on our 2022 campaign, urging the current and former environment ministers to uphold their duty of care, we are expanding our appeal to all members and senators. And this is a critical moment!

    Independent Senator David Pocock is introducing a private member’s bill to call for changes to the Climate Change Act to force government to consider the health and well being of young and future generations when making decisions about projects that impact the climate. As parents concerned about their children’s climate, we strongly support this bill.

    Our love for our children is above politics. Add your support. And let’s ensure our kids are safe from climate harm caused by decisions today.


    Dear Federal Parliamentarians,


    We ask that you support the Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Equity) Bill 2023, and to enshrine a duty of care to protect the health and wellbeing of young and future Australians in government decision making on projects that could significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions.


    With our sincere support, encouragement and hope for the future our kids will inherit. Our kids and their families are counting on you.


    Australian parents, grandparents, carers and family members.


    885 signatures

    We will present this petition to all federal parliamentarians in support of the bill. Timing is of the essence. Can you sign now? 

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  • signed Sign the Solar Our Learning open letter 2024-03-09 15:22:24 +1100

    Sign the open letter to Solar Our Learning

    Solar Our Learning

    Energy costs are an increasing burden and too many schools and early childhood centres are missing out on the benefits of bill-busting clean energy installations.

    Solar and batteries for all schools and childcare centres can save schools money, reduce childcare costs, and employ thousands of people - it’s a win-win-win.

    This is Australia’s largest clean energy proposal that will benefit every community in the country.

    But it won’t happen without our support. We need to build an unstoppable wave of positive support for schools and early learning powered by clean energy. Add you name to the letter to state and federal leaders to show your support.

    Let’s Solar Our Learning, together!

    Solar Our Learning will:

    • Slash school and early childhood centre energy bills, freeing up more funds for learning resources and childcare places
    • Save large schools $114,000 in energy bills per year, small schools $12,700 per year and $12,400 - $14,600 per year for early childhood centres
    • Protect schools and early childhood centres from future energy price rises, reducing financial pressures on services and parents alike
    • Create at least 6,870 renewable energy jobs in all regions of Australia.
    • Save millions of tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

    Want to find out more? Check out the main Solar Our Learning campaign page for more information

    13,025 signatures

    Dear Federal, State and Territory leaders, 

    We call on all governments to work together to Solar Our Learningby funding solar and batteries for every school and early childhood centre in Australia (with means-tested grants for privately-owned schools and for-profit early learning centres).

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Parents for Climate meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.