Greenpeace isn’t just our staff, and it isn’t just our crew –Greenpeace is all of us who are working together for a green and peaceful future. We have active social media platforms, mobilisers who work with volunteers, and an actions team that supports individuals who want to stand up for their beliefs. We organise trainings and skill shares; bring people together for meetings, rallies and marches; and engage all different kinds of people who are impacted by environmental issues. Greenpeace is committed to working together with other environmental groups, impacted communities, and groups and individuals working for social justice because fair and just treatment of people is intrinsically connected to a healthy planet.
Questions that will be addressed include: what do you want to campaign on – how do you decide? What is power? What is a theory of change? Which audience matters? Why is campaigning a kind of super-power? How can people overcome the vested interests of polluters? Participants will also be offered an introduction to Spark! – the Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigning platform that is open to all.
David Ritter- Before taking up his present position as CEO Greenpeace Australia Pacific, David worked for Greenpeace in London in a series of senior campaign positions. Prior to joining Greenpeace, David was one of Australia’s leading Indigenous rights lawyers. David is a widely published commentator on current affairs and is the author of two books on Indigenous land justice: Contesting Native Title (Allen&Unwin, 2009), and The Native Title Market (UWA Publishing, 2009). David is the lead author of The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy.
Date: Wednesday 1 August Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm Where: Byron Community College, East Point Arcade (opposite Woolworths) Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Cost: $65 General / $55 Members