Climate Flags symbolise community support for action on climate change. One flag is one voice and each voice will be joined to the next in a chorus. Made by the community, for the community, Climate Flags will fly in public spaces around towns where they’re made, stimulating conversation and reflection. They will also be raised at rallies and events.
When we reach a critical mass of flags we will surround parliament house in a striking petition: a national protest and a prayer for action. Raising flags will be a catalyst for change and a declaration that it can no longer be business-as-usual.
The Climate Flag project was founded by a diverse group of residents from Castlemaine and surrounds, who are deeply concerned that communities, businesses and governments are not doing enough to make the rapid shift needed for a climate-safe future. Flags are now being made by community groups, friends, families and individuals around Australia. Everyone is welcome to be involved in the project and to become an organiser.
This grass-roots project is not affiliated with any organisation. Click here to get involved.
Watch this video to hear about the birth of the Climate Flags project and about a personal journey of moving from paralysis into action on climate change. This speech was by Climate Flags founder, Cassia Read, at the Climate Flags launch on Saturday 23rd February, 2019 at the Castlemaine library.
The Climate Flag team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
We would also like to thank the following groups for their support: