We are health professionals who recognise that climate change is a public health emergency.
We are committed to supporting the Global School Strike 4 Climate rallies on September 20, 2019.
As a group we are working in solidarity with the School Climate Strikers to demand the Government of the day to to protect the health of all Australians by:
1. Stopping the construction of the Adani Coal Mine
2. Committing to no new coal, oil and gas projects
3. Achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030
We are asking that health professionals show their solidarity in one of 3 ways:
1) Attend a School Strike rally in your local town or city as a health contingent: follow our event links to get the contact details of health professionals who will be contact people in your location on the day
2) Host a rally in your area: if there is not a SS4C event in your area please contact us and we can help set this up
3) Post a photo on social media of you in your workplace to show your solidarity on the day: whether you work in emergency, theatre, or private practice try and capture the setting and any colleagues who are also supportive of the cause! Let's show our diversity!
Health Strike 4 Climate is a platform to bring health professionals together for the global climate strikes on September 20. As one large group together we can be a loud voice! But we are also a diverse group. So please include in your photos logos and pictures of the group you are representing! And on September 20 please bring along a banner or poster promoting your group or organisation. Use our hastags, Facebook page and Twitter accounts in the lead up to the day and on the day so that we can all speak as one:
To note: we are not advocating that health professionals actually strike from work. We are encouraging everyone to attend a rally on September 20 for 30-90 minutes. We suggest that employees discuss getting time off work with their employers if they are scheduled to work that day.
If you wish to actually strike this is at your discretion and we take no responsibility for any outcome.
Please direct any questions to Dr Kate Lardner at (postal address PO Box 222 Fitzroy VIC 3065)