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Our climate is changing. What can I do?

How to join the Climate Ready Communities Project in South Australia.

Australian Red Cross, in partnership with councils in South Australia, are coordinating an exciting project to help communities prepare for intensified extreme events and a changing climate.

The Climate Ready Communities Project is empowering people to understand the risks they currently face, the way these are changing, and what they can do to build their resilience.

The project is calling for Climate Ready Champions. These community champions will be supported by Red Cross through free training about how you can support others take action to become ‘climate ready’, practical guidance to deliver activities and events in their communities across South Australia, and the opportunity to get involved in Red Cross’ emergency response and preparedness activities.

Red Cross has developed Climate-Ready Communities: A Guide to Getting Started to support communities to have their own conversation about how the things they value will be impacted by climate change, and what they can do to continue to thrive.

If you’re in South Australia and you think your community needs to get ready as a community for changes in our climate, you can join the group of Climate Ready Champions.

Climate Ready Champions are trained to help people understand how the things we value may be affected by our changing climate, and explore what we can do to take action.

You will be supported by Red Cross through:

  • Free training about how you can support others to become ‘climate ready’
  • Practical guidance to deliver activities and events in South Australia
  • Opportunity to get involved in Red Cross’ emergency response and preparedness activities.

We’ve partnered with a great cohort of councils (below) to offer face to face training and we’ll be offering an online training for those across South Australia. For more information on our upcoming trainings, head to our event page.

Resilient Hills & Coast
Mt Barker, South Australia Hills, Kangaroo Island, Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla

Resilient East
South Australia City, Unley, Burnside, Prospect, Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Tea Tree Gully, Campbelltown, Walkerville

Resilient South 
Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, Onkaparinga

For more information, to register, or to have us come along to your group to talk about becoming climate ready, please contact: Cristel Chambers: cchambers@redcross.org.au and 0415 695 836.