Macquarie Electorate Student Climate Activists (MESCA) organises Hawkesbury Climate Forum with Hawkesbury City Council

IF you want to learn more about Climate Change and its predicted impact on the Hawkesbury, then go along to the Hawkesbury Climate Forum, organised by the Macquarie Electorate Student Climate Activists (MESCA).

It will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Hawkesbury Central Library, Tebbutt Room, 300 George Street, Windsor.

United stand: Members of Macquarie Electorate Student Climate Activists (MESCA) who have organised the Hawkesbury Climate Forum with Hawkesbury City Council. Picture: Geoff Jones

United stand: Members of Macquarie Electorate Student Climate Activists (MESCA) who have organised the Hawkesbury Climate Forum with Hawkesbury City Council. Picture: Geoff Jones

Supported by Hawkesbury City Council, the Hawkesbury Climate Forum aims to raise broad discussions about climate change with the local community, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

"Council is assisting MESCA to conduct a local forum which will hopefully generate more involvement from all levels of the community," the Mayor said.

"From farmers to residents to businesses and environmentalists, from grandparents to their grandchildren, we all have an interest in our climate and how greenhouse gases are affecting our world, both from a local and global perspective.

"This is about Council, MESCA, climate related experts and the community talking together so we can build a resilient and adaptable community, and secure a better climate future."

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Macquarie Electorate Student Climate Activists, William Potter and Helen McCarthy: Why are school students going on strike?
  • Deputy Mayor, Hawkesbury City Council, Mary Lyons-Buckett: Why did Hawkesbury Council declare a climate emergency?"
  • Deputy Commissioner Fire and Rescue NSW (Retired), Ken Thompson: Life on the Frontline of Climate Change
  • Principal Brewongle Environmental Education Centre, Steven Body: Climate Science - Overview
  • School of Business Western Sydney University, Dr Neil Perry: The cost of climate action vs the cost of doing nothing
  • Forum Moderator, Damien Feneley, Greater Western Sydney Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, a United Nations endorsed program.

Register your attendance at hawkesburyclimateforum.eventbrite.com.au.

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