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Emily Kain

I fell in love with community organising at Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)’s 2015 national summit. There, I learned about the many layers of injustice that will be brought about or worsened by climate change and was empowered to take action. Learning about the power of organised people excited me so greatly, I decided I needed to learn all I could about organising by diving in head first. In 2015, I led the schools program in Wollongong and continued to volunteer with AYCC as the Galilee Basin campaign ramped up in 2016-17.

In 2017, I was hired by GetUp as a Stop Adani organiser, supporting the leadership and local campaign activities of 50 community groups across three states. I was also involved in coordinating major events such as the #StopAdani human signs and summits.

I am currently a community organiser at the Australian Conservation Foundation based in Brisbane. I support ACF Community Groups across south east Queensland to grow the ACF Community in Queensland, building an engaged and powerful constituency of people who will speak out and act for nature. Our current priority is to have 1 million conversations about climate damage in the lead up to the 2019 federal election.