Make the Switch: gas community outreach
Take the next step into climate action! Calling for community outreach volunteers to join our gas campaign
If you are looking for a meaningful way to take the next step in climate action and connect with your community, come along to our information session. We are building a crew of community outreach volunteers to run occasional stalls informing Canberra households about how to make the switch from gas to all-electric homes.
4:30–6pm Tuesday 20 April
Conservation Council office: 14/26 Barry Drive, City
We will cover:
- Why gas is a problem
- The ACT’s leadership in transitioning away from fossil gas
- How Canberrans can be part of the solution by making the switch to all-electric homes
- The Conservation Council’s Make the Switch website project
- Gaining experience in running public stalls
- Learning skills to engage with people
We would love to hear from anyone who enjoys a chat and has an interest in gas, fossil fuels and climate action. No technical expertise is necessary – we will provide the training you need. If you have already made the switch, this is a great opportunity to share your experience of living in an all-electric home.
You will have the opportunity to join a team of other keen volunteers hosting stalls at shopping centres and markets throughout Canberra. Contribute as much or as little of your time as you have available.
Time required: each stall will be 1–3 hours, scheduled approximately fortnightly, shared amongst the team according to availability
Location: shopping centres and markets across Canberra
Helpful skills/interests: fossil fuels, energy efficiency, climate action, community engagement, event organising
What you’ll learn: regular event organising, engagement skills, environmental impacts of gas, electric alternatives
Your impact: helping Canberra homes switch from gas to electricity will reduce community greenhouse gas emissions and public demand for fossil gas, assisting with the transition to clean energy and a safer climate
Starting date: From April 2021
Register your interest using the volunteering form.