How can I get involved with ShireCAN?

If you are concerned about climate change and would like to be part of a group in the Shire that is actively working towards solutions, we encourage you to join us. 

We aim to work cooperatively and collaboratively in all our activities. Although we are non-partisan, we are very much involved in motivating all levels of government to do more to address the threat of climate change.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved with ShireCAN and keep up-to-date with our activities and Climate Change information. We communicate regularly regarding various initiatives and hold regular and informal meetings face-to-face and online.

Monthly Meetings: If you would like to attend our monthly meetings or would like additional information, feel free to send an email to:

ShireCAN Newsletter: You can sign up to our ShireCAN newsletter here (newsletters are sent every 4-6 weeks with the latest news, including our planned activities and actions).

ShireCAN Facebook Group: If you are keen to be part of the private ShireCAN Facebook Group to share and discuss the latest relevant information for climate change action, visit the Shire Climate Action Network Facebook and request an Invite.

If you have skills, expertise, time and/or enthusiasm, you might like to help out.

If you are interested please contact Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Chair and ShireCAN convenor Tassia Kolesnikow directly –, or fill in our volunteer expression of interest form here:

Collecting signatures for the petition to stop mining under the Woronora

Some of the things we currently need help with include:

  • reviewing Sutherland council agendas, minutes and community surveys to flag items of relevance
  • reviewing of council, state and federal government policies – we’ll shortly be reviewing Sutherland Shire Council’s new draft tree management policy
  • writing letters, submissions and grants
  • helping with social media and newsletters
  • liaising and networking with other groups, such as Sunny Shire to help with the initiative to set up a community battery
  • helping with community actions
  • serving as a representative on committees, such as the local Bush Fire Risk Management committee

ShireCAN members attending Climate Change protest

ShireCAN members participating in the Greenpeace ReEnergise campaign

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