Locals ask the hard questions of candidates in Lindsay

On Thursday 5 May residents from across Western Sydney gathered in Penrith to ask Lindsay’s federal candidates questions relating to extreme heat, planning, and the environment. Residents shared their concerns for the electorate, which is one of the most heat impacted regions in Sydney, and their ideas for a more sustainable, cooler future. The eventContinue reading “Locals ask the hard questions of candidates in Lindsay”

Public housing high-rise residents suffering in the heat with inadequate infrastructure

Sweltering Cities Melbourne Community Campaigner joined a  weekly morning tea for residents from some of Melbourne’s over 55’s public housing towers. The purpose of the visit was to discuss their experiences of living in the towers during heatwaves, the effects that the heat has on their livelihoods, and what they would like to see changed. 

Community joins conversation on the health impacts of rising temperatures

On Tuesday 11 May over three dozen community members from across Western Sydney met in Blacktown to join the conversation on the health impacts of rising temperatures. The two main speakers for the evening were Dr Kim Loo, NSW Chair of Doctors for the Environment, Riverstone GP and newly elected member of the NSW AustralianContinue reading “Community joins conversation on the health impacts of rising temperatures”

Campbelltown Community Meeting: Survey report back and local issue discussion

There was a huge response to the Sweltering Cities community survey from South West Sydney. Please join us and community members from across the South West to discuss heat issues, hear the results of the survey, and to take the first steps in winning cooler communities together.