Yarra Climate Action Now

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Yarra Climate Action Now

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Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN) is made up of people who want to see much stronger action on climate change. We are an independent community group based in the inner Melbourne suburbs of the City of Yarra.

YCAN is a growing, dynamic and award-winning community group made up of people concerned about climate change.

We all live in inner Melbourne, so that’s where we focus our attention, but while we act locally, we also think globally.

We are ordinary people who are busy with families, friends, work and study, but we put energy into YCAN because we know that taking action with terrific people lessens feelings of helplessness, and does achieve results!

Right now YCAN connects hundreds of people. Get in touch!

How we started
YCAN formed in 2007. In that first year we worked with Yarra Council on their zero emissions goal and ran stalls and letter-writing campaigns leading up to the Federal Election in November 2007.

We were dismayed by the lack of action from all levels of government in 2008, so in early 2009 we regrouped, drawing on the energy in the local community and the national grassroots climate movement. Since then our membership and profile in the Yarra community has grown.

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Climate

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Local

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Yarra, VIC

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Founding Year

2007

History of group

YCAN formed in 2007. In that first year we worked with Yarra Council on their zero emissions goal and ran stalls and letter-writing campaigns leading up to the Federal Election in November 2007.

We were dismayed by the lack of action from all levels of government in 2008, so in early 2009 we regrouped, drawing on the energy in the local community and the national grassroots climate movement. Since then our membership and profile in the Yarra community has grown.

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