What makes a climate action warrior? Join the Zonta Club of Melbourne on Yarra online on Wednesday 18 November from 6.30-7.30pm (AEST) to find out!
The club’s inaugural ZEDx event (a special Zonta event similar to a TED talk) will feature Natalie Isaacs and all are welcome to register – no matter where you live.
Natalie Isaacs has been described as a climate action warrior and, as the founder of One Million Women, she is gathering quite an army. One Million Women is a global movement of women and girls – from every corner of the planet – building a lifestyle revolution to fight the climate crisis through behaviour change.
Natalie reckons that by 2028, women will be responsible for two-thirds of consumer spending – and every dollar we don’t spend or spend on the right thing, shapes the world.
Globally, women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and are not well represented in climate response decisions. Women have less access to education, have more casual and lower paid jobs, and less financial security.
During extreme weather events, women are at greater risk of displacement, experience higher rates of job loss and are more likely to be injured or killed. These events can see a dramatic increase in rates of interpersonal violence, and can precipitate early marriage or forced prostitution as a way to survive.
New technology-based decarbonising industries are emerging and more women and girls need to be educated in STEM subjects to take advantage of future job growth areas.
Therefore, women and girls need to act NOW to:
expand Zonta’s health and education programs;
take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent runaway global warming; and
give a stronger voice to women and girls to negotiate a fair global response to the climate crisis.
Test your wits at the Zonta Club of Perth’s fundraising Quiz Night on Friday 20 November!
This evening of fun and games will be held from 7-10pm in the Shenton Park Community Centre, 240 Onslow Road, Shenton Park. Thanks to Covid-19, tickets are limited and there will be only six people per table. Bring your own nibbles and drinks.
With a quiz, raffles, silent auction and games, there will be plenty of ways for you to spend money and help Zonta’s projects!