The ANU Environment Collective (EC) is for students who want to engage with environmental issues. We are also very involved with social justice issues since they are inseparable from environmental issues.
We are a non-hierarchical organisation so decisions are based on a consensus and anyone can contribute their ideas. We meet every week. Although the Collective does some things as a whole group, such as making important decisions, members join working groups that allow them to focus on specific areas of interest, such as education or advocacy.
Our work includes organising events such as film screenings and talks on environmental topics. We also run campaigns including one to encourage people buying coffee on campus to bring their own reusable cups. Additionally we organise training for skills related to environmental advocacy. Some of our work is done in cooperation with other groups.
Anyone can come to one of our weekly meetings where we plan campaigns, events and other activities. We encourage everyone, including new members, to share their ideas for new initiatives but you can also start by helping with ongoing ones. The meetings have a friendly, informal atmosphere and are a great way to meet like-minded people.
Alternatively come to one of our many events, either to volunteer or just to get a feel for what we do. Events are advertised on Facebook and sometimes on posters.
You can also become involved in the Fossil Free Campaign, which is calling on ANU to divest from fossil fuels. It originated as part of the EC but is now autonomous. There are weekly meetings and many events.
Fossil Free ANU Facebook Page
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