At the end of November, I spoke at a climate conference at the University of Toronto, about a union climate campaign I organised from 2008 to 2011. The presentation was a case study on the NTEU Climate Champions campaign, which aimed to empower members to take action on climate change.
Here’s a quote from my abstract:
Most workers think their workplace could do more to reduce their carbon footprint and combat climate change. Substantial reductions in a workplace’s carbon emissions can be made through the collective action of the workforce, either through a workplace campaign or formal collective bargaining. Barriers to workplace action include lack of awareness about practical steps that can be taken, assumptions that ‘someone else’ is responsible, or lack of conviction that anything can be done.
Behind the presentation I gave is a longer case study, which I am re-writing for inclusion in the post-conference book.
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You may recall that earlier in the year, I put out a call for support to attend this conference. I am very, very grateful to the people who contributed to my fund to fly to Toronto; without their support, I would not have been able to go.