- Job posted on: 14th Dec 2020
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There’s a role on the 350 Movement Support Team for you!
We are building a grassroots movement to stand up to the fossil fuel industry, and support a just transition from coal, oil and gas to a renewable energy future for all. The movement is rising from the ground up all over the world and is uniting to create the solutions that will create a better future for all. 350.org Australia is a not-for-profit project helping build this movement from our corner of the globe.
We know that the climate crisis is about power — and not just the kind of power that runs our cars and keeps the lights on. We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of big fossil fuel companies with the power of people taking collective action. That’s why we are building a grassroots movement that is big enough to shift power away from the big polluters who are driving the crisis, to the people on the frontlines building the solutions. We design a central strategy that anyone can be involved in and adapt to their communities.
Currently we have a network of 15 active groups across Australia who are leading and carrying out campaigns to stop any public money for a gas-fired recovery.
The MST exists to grow, support and build leadership within our network of volunteers and to create the scale of people power and skills that we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry.
Through helping identify and coaching grassroots leaders, welcoming new volunteers to our network, rolling out activist training and campaign tactics we create a powerful and resilient grassroots movement that will help us achieve our shared goals.
OUR GOAL: Together we’re going to stop the flow of public and private money to oil and gas projects, with a focus on the Beetaloo Basin in the NT.
HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THIS: By building up communities and activists that can lead coordinated campaigns to demonstrate that gas has no social license - it’s expensive, unpopular and dirty. We will strategically target key political representatives and private gas financiers to demonstrate that people who vote for them and bank with them say no to new gas projects.
We focus on four areas of movement support. Depending on your strengths and skills you can apply for a specific team. However, the teams are designed to rotate throughout the year to allow for people’s varying schedules and capacities and to make sure we have a strong crew skilled in all areas.We have an equal focus on MST members doing the groundwork through volunteering and your training and development.
We’re looking for 10-12 volunteer activists to join these teams and help build a movement for climate justice! Check out the position descriptions for each team here, including the training opportunities and find the application form in there. Min 6-months commitment (fortnightly meetings and on average 1-2 hours per week).
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Movement Support Team Member - Volunteer Position enquiry via EthicalJobs if you have any questions or want to chat about the role before applying. We will be interviewing from mid-January to early February on a rolling basis.
A position description is attached.