Notice: Climate Action Blue Mountains is no longer an incorporated association, as of 1 April 2016. The committee took the difficult decision in 2015 to disband the formal organisation and pursue local climate action initiatives through other existing bodies, in particular the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. We encourage all existing supporters and interested individuals to join with the Consveration Society, Transition Blue Mountains and other local groups to pursue local action for a safe climate. We plan to maintain our Facebook page as a means of sharing information and promoting local climate action initiatives.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Climate Action BM (aka Katoomba Climate Action Now) over the years and helped make our campaigns, initiatives and events a success.

Thank you for your understanding.

About

Climate Action Blue Mountains was a non-profit community-based group with no political party affiliations.

100pc Renewable Energy in the Winter Magic ParadeIt was formed by a small number of concerned Blue Mountains residents in 2006, with assistance from Friends of the Earth. Although small in number we were big on action, as you will see by exploring this site.

We incorporated in 2009 with the object of our association being:

“To mobilise the community to fight global warming and to act on issues related to climate change.”

We also sought to:

  • Raise awareness of the environmental and social issues associated with the use of fossil fuels as our current main energy source
  • Educate young and old about energy efficiency and sustainable energy alternatives
  • Empower people to create a world that is based on renewable, sustainable energy options.

Our philosophy

We endeavoured to educate and empower the community, by providing information regarding the large-scale global problems associated with climate change and then demonstrating in practical ways the profound and positive impact that individuals’ choices can have.

We believe it is up to all individuals to take responsibility for their actions and be proactive within their own lives and that of their communities.

We also believe in collaboration with like-minded groups to more effectively reach our goals.

KACAN surveying Springwood residents, May 2011We welcome new members who support these broad aims. Most of our members lived between Blackheath and Lawson but we welcomed members from all over the Blue Mountains.

We organised local events, provided relevant information to the community via brochures, articles, stalls and workshops, collaborated with Blue Mountains City Council and community groups to raise awareness about relevant issues and projects and took part in co-ordinated lobbying and actions by the broader climate movement.

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