Community meets in Penrith to talk Heatwaves, Health and Hot Homes
This summer, rising temperatures and cost of living have put pressure on people across Western Sydney. On March 9th Sweltering Cities hosted the Heatwaves, Health and Hot Homes community forum in Penrith at Thornton Community Centre. We brought community members together to hear from experts and share ideas for cooler, more equitable suburbs. 60 people…
Sweltering Cities and Sydney Alliance working towards better bus stops!
On Wednesday 16th November, Sydney Alliance Community Organisers gathered to hear about the Sweltering Cities Busted Bus Stop Campaign and talk about how we can join together to win great public transport and less polluted suburbs. Our Western Sydney Community Campaigner Kim took the group through the campaign strategy, shared her own stories and introduced…
Cool Intentions: A trivia fundraiser to turn down the heat
Thanks to everyone who made it out to our first ever public fundraiser event. Over 70 people joined us at Young Henry’s to raise money for our next summer of campaigning.
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 event…
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.
February 2022 Melbourne Online Community Meeting
Sweltering Cities held our first 2022 Melbourne community meeting online with over 30 attendees. we heard from some powerful key speakers followed by a broad insightful discussion of extreme heat impacts across Melbourne.
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 Australian…
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.