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Climate in the Library

We’re hosting Climate in the Library for local families concerned about the impact of climate change.

(due to the rainy weather forecast on Sunday we've shifted to Marrickville Library from the original location of Petersham Park)


You’ll hear what Inner West Council is doing on climate as well as opportunities to get involved.


Ask questions and share ideas ahead of the upcoming Local Government elections in September.



Councillor Liz Atkins is a Greens Councillor for the Damun/Stanmore Ward. They were first elected to Council in 2021. Liz is a lawyer and former Deputy CEO of the Australian Government's anti-money laundering agency, AUSTRAC. They have been an active campaigner and volunteer in the LGBTIQ+ community for over 2 decades and have been active in campaigns for refugees, climate justice and local issues such as WestConnex.

Philippa Scott is a Labor Councillor for the Gulgadya/Leichhardt Ward, and former Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council. She was first elected to Council in 2021. Philippa is a Board Director of Metro Assist, a migrant resource centre serving the Inner West and Canterbury-Bankstown LGAs. She has worked for the University of Sydney, the Guardianship Tribunal of NSW (now a part of the NSW Department of Justice), and Salvos Legal Humanitarian. While living in the USA, she worked for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Disability Law Center, and the Human Services Research Institute.

Pauline Lockie is an independent Councillor for the Damun/Stanmore Ward, and former Deputy Mayor of Inner West Council. She was first elected to Council in 2017. Prior to that, she was a founding member of the WestCONnex Action Group. Pauline is passionate about liveable cities, local democracy, equality and sustainable development.  



Short presentations from Inner West Councillors and the opportunity for informal follow on conversation. This is a family friendly event - you can move in and out of discussion as needed. 


We are also supporting the 12 Days of Action against future coal and gas projects. We will take a group photo in support of the campaign (for those who wish to participate). 


The room has a large open space and there will be toys, colouring and books for kids. 


Bring your friends and a keep cup (if you'd like a tea :)). 


We look forward to seeing you!

May 05, 2024 at 10:00am - 12pm
Timezone: Sydney
Marrickville Library: Learning Rooms - Upper Level
313 Marrickville Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204
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Caroline de Dear Julie Leung Rieko Fujita Nic Seton Katinka Day Helena Read Philippa Scott Nicole Dennis Douglas McConnell Neva Frecheville Mamoon Reza Tim Stephens Emily Mitchell Robert Chan Rosanna Lledo

Will you come?

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.