Geelong’s inaugural Act on Climate Festival was held in 2015 on November 20th to 23rd.

This community festival empowered people with ways they can act on climate change. The event showcased positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on Climate and to build a better, safer, future for all.

The 2015 program featured an:

  • Opening Night and Keynote Address,
  • Open Air Market Day
  • Run Geelong – Act on Climate Team
  • ‘This Changes Everything’ Film Premier

The festival is an initiative of Geelong Sustainability and is supported by local government, business and community.

Act on Climate Festival opening night guest speakers.

From the left Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Climate Manager at Australian Conservation Foundation. Jack Nyhof, Student at Geelong High School and Founder of Earth People Animals, Bob Welsh, Executive Director Sustainability Advisers, former CEO of VIC Super. Adam Majcher, Engagement Manager at ClimateWorks. Dan Cowdell, President of Geelong Sustainability Group and Act on Climate Festival Organiser. Suzette Jackson, Director of Innate Ecology and Opening Night MC. Prof David Karoly – Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Melbourne.

Hon Lisa Neville, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, and member for Bellarine opens the Act on Climate Festival.

Act on Climate Festival Market Day.

Geelong Sustainability stall at the Act on Climate Festival.

This Changes Everything Film Premier.

Run Geelong Act on Climate Team Member Dan Cowdell.