I declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency
I pledge to work with and support our community and local government in tackling this Emergency, and I'm calling on others to do the same.
These are our intentions:
1. I will tell the Truth
Governments, and their public broadcasters and cultural agencies, must tell the truth about the Climate and Ecological Emergency, reverse inconsistent policies, and communicate the urgency for far-reaching systemic change.
I will communicate with and support others to discover the truth about the Emergency and the changes that are needed.
2. I will take Action
Governments must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels.
I will challenge policies and actions of local and national governments and their agencies that do not help to reduce emissions or consumption levels.
I will actively work to find and execute ways that my practice can regenerate the planet’s resources, and to reduce my own emissions.
3. I am committed to Justice
The emergency has arisen from deeply systemic injustices. Arts and Culture can imagine and forge shifts in the ways we relate to one another and the world, in our values and behaviours.
I will support demands for more democracy within our civic institutions and government.
I believe that all truth-telling, action and democratic work must be underpinned by a commitment to justice based on intersectional principles, led by and for marginalised people.