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"I have been fortunate enough to work closely with Parents for Climate for a couple of years now and I have seen first-hand their unique ability to have a significant impact on a distinct part of the community  that is quite often overlooked by conventional climate change advocacy. Parents for Climate also have been able to have very impactful cut through with Members of Parliament, due to their ability to speak to young families, which is a demographic that every MP is very concerned about. Moving forward, Parents for Climate will play an essential role with moving middle Australia and the political class to a sensible position on action on climate change."

                                                                              - Lachlan Crombie, Director - Political Engagement, PremierState

 

"In the short time Parents for Climate has been around, the group has grown from a squeak to a roar. The potential this group has in both engaging and empowering new audiences across Australia is enormous. From meeting with politicians to sharing lived experiences and concerns with the media - be it a local paper or a national morning news - the Climate Media Centre is excited to continue to support and work with the team to help advance meaningful and credible action on climate in Australia."

Jolee Wakefield, Director, Climate Media Centre

 

 

"Australian Parents for Climate Action (AP4CA) are probably the leading grassroots organisation working for a safe climate right now. Their brand and digital media is professional, well targeted yet accessible, their tactics and activities are well developed and deployed

Their target audience – everyday Australian parents who are concerned about climate change - is the most important in order to persuade our political and corporate leaders to lift their ambition commensurate with what scientific opinion tells us is required. AP4CA is an essential part of the climate movement in Australia, and one of the most effective."

                                                                              - Gavan McFadzean, Program Manager – Climate & Energy, Australian                                                                            Conservation Foundation

 

"AP4CA is an important new constituency-based group with a quickly growing membership-base and passionate volunteers. Its talented and outcome oriented team have demonstrated that they can achieve significant policy impact while growing this new organisation into what could eventually be one of the most influential in the country. The voices of thousands of parents will continue to highlight both the threat of the changing climate and the many opportunities associated with the transition we must make."

- Daniel Pediaditis, Senior Program Manager - Environment &                                                                                       Sustainability, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 

"Australian Parents for Climate Action plays a key role in engaging parents across Australia who are concerned about climate but not yet active, by making climate action accessible to busy parents. This is a key constituency to engage if we are to achieve bi-partisan support for the solutions required to urgently tackle the climate crisis. This is why I am proud to support their professional and inspiring work."

- Eytan Lenko, Lenko Family Foundation

 

 

"Australian Parents for Climate Action are a young, but fast-growing advocacy organisation. I think they have particular potential to add significant value in influencing the toxic partisan block on good climate policy at the federal level

AP4CA’s supporters and target audience cross the spectrum of conservative, swinging and progressive voters. Climate spokespeople who are parents can powerfully influence candidates of all stripes to increase their party’s climate commitments. Parents make especially powerful spokespeople in their local communities and local media, as the protectors of their children, and through being closely connected to their communities. I would love to see their parent climate spokespeople work expanded as a critical part of the climate movement’s                                                                     federal plans, both short and long term."

                                                                    - Dr. Barry Traill, Moving to Bipartisanship Federal Advocacy Project,                                                                         Climate Action Network Australia

 

"Organisations such as AP4CA play an essential role in educating and building support in the community for climate action. Thank you for your continuing advocacy."

- Hon. Matt Kean, NSW Treasurer, Minister for Energy and Environment, MP for Hornsby. Dec 2021.

 

 

"I think you're really important crew and can continue to make a big difference over the next couple of years. You're right in the middle of it."

- Rob Oakeshott, former NSW Independent MP. Nov 2022

 

 

"I run a consulting business providing advice to nonprofit leaders on how to develop impact strategies that inspire sophisticated philanthropic funders. I base my advice on my experience as both a funder and a fundraiser. I have analysed and worked with a large number of climate and environment organisations over the years. 

I was happy to take on the volunteer role as Advisor to Australian Parents for Climate Action because I was so impressed with their strategy and team. I don’t have much capacity to do volunteer work as I am also the primary carer of two awesome girls, but I had to make an exception in this case. 

In my view, Australian Parents for Climate Action have an excellent strategy, talented staff, amazing volunteers and relentless passion and energy. The incredible outcomes they have achieved in such a short time are proof to me that they are a high impact organisation."

- Dr Samantha Hardy, Sam Hardy Philanthropy. Advisor to Australian Parents for Climate Action. 

 

"I selected Australian Parents for Climate Action as a high-potential young organisation to join our 2020 Progress Labs incubator, and in 2021 as a priority group for Australian Progress mentorship. Their rapid growth and impact in their short 2.5 years has been extremely impressive. 

They carefully considered theory of change, messaging and campaigns serve to powerfully reach a huge untapped target audience of parents not yet engaged on climate. The size, geographic spread, moral, economic and voting power of this audience holds considerable potential to influence climate politics at all levels of government. AP4CA have demonstrated their ability to engage, empower and amplify this audience in the media and to MPs.

I’ve found Suzie, Marie and the Australian Parents for Climate Action team an absolute pleasure to work with. They’re dedicated, perceptive, supportive leaders who nurture and inspire a passionate team of staff, volunteers and supporters. I’ve found them very open to alternative ideas, constructive criticism, and a collaborative approach, which has served them well in building a broad network of support and allies within the climate movement and beyond.

Over our six-month incubator program, I saw them carefully research, develop, test, revise and roll out their ambitious Solar Our Schools campaign, which has produced remarkable results in terms of public and political support over a short time frame. I am excited to see what they can achieve as their capacity increases - and Australian Progress is proud to continue to support them."

- Elise Dalley, Impact Director, Australian Progress

 

"I know that the power of collective community action is the most effective way for our country to move forward towards a safer and healthier future - together... Parents for Climate gives a voice and support to families... Our leaders need to see the groundswell of community support for climate action, and Parents for Climate are a proven vehicle to empower a community to stand up and make progress happen."

- Andrea, Local organiser South Australian action group

 

"I’m so glad I have found a group of people who understand. This group has already made me feel more hopeful than I have in a long time and I’m inspired to get active."

- Michaela, Mum and Teacher, Gold Coast QLD.

 

"Living in a regional community this group makes me remember I am not alone and that every action, big or small, makes a difference. This group is full of valuable information, simple and inspiring actions to take and optimism. And as a parent to young kids, it caters to me. Thank you Parents for Climate."

Hannah, mum of 2. Wynyard, North West TAS.

 

"It feels good to know there are other people concerned about our children’s future and who are acting on that. It is nice to meet up with other active people at marches etc, it encourages me to attend knowing I’ll be part of a group even if I haven’t met them yet. I also find the social media posts informative and I like the way they make writing to politicians about climate issues easy. I feel better informed and stronger in my action thanks to Parents for Climate."

Caileen, parent of 3, Bradfield, NSW.

 

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.