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Psychology for a Safe Climate Monthly Newsletter, May 2021
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Over the last two years PSC has been receiving more and more requests for support from across Australia. We also regularly hear from mental health professionals interested in supporting their local communities on the issue of climate change but without the knowledge or pathway to do so.

In response to this, we are in the process of building a network of climate aware and engaged mental health practitioners who will have the skills and knowledge to offer support to individuals and communities who are facing the enormity of the climate reality. We are calling this the Climate Aware Practitioners Network (CAPs Network). For this to be successful we really need your help.

There are currently two ways you might like to get involved and support us in this important work:

1. Make a donation! We are now a registered charity with DGR status! This means your donations to PSC will be tax deductible. If you're thinking about where you'd like to donate before the end of this financial year, please consider making a donation to us at this critical time.

2. We are currently looking for two new volunteers to help us out with our administration and communications. For more details and position descriptions please see below.

Thank you for continuing to read our newsletters and for your continued support in the work we do.

Warmly,
Beth, Bianca and the PSC team
Make a tax deductible donation today!
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PSC Volunteer EOIs
Administration Volunteer Position
Support PSC with general administration tasks, primarily in the administration of our events, including workshops, seminars, public talks, conferences. If you're interested in applying, please see the full position description here.

Communications Volunteer Position
Support PSC by reading relevant media material on the psychology of climate change and other topics relevant to PSC’s work and posting regularly on PSC’s social media accounts. If you're interested in applying, please see the full position description here.
 
     An interesting read
Historic WA early settler weather journals set to help understand climate change
  • The discovery of early Australian settler journals have sparked an interesting project into documenting climate change, leading to a digitisation project of the earliest continuous record of weather observations.
  • Climate History Australia are putting a call out to the general public to help them collect historical weather data that could help further the evidence of the changing climate. They are asking for the general public to offer as little or as much time as they can to help transcribe these old journals and create the longest record of daily weather.
  • Environmental scientists reflect on why this is important knowledge, citing understanding pre-industrial weather patterns and gathering data that includes the Indian Ocean and can help us understand climate change in the Southern Hemisphere more broadly. This helps strength the case for pushing government interventions on the climate crisis. Read the article here.
  • Get involved in the project here.
 


Worth a listen

Only One Way to Head - Music for a Warming World

  • An album of "rich musical arrangements and stories about humans and our planet".
  • Simon Kerr and Music for a Warming World have collected various artist to support a creative expression of hope for the future of our planet and our time. You can download it on a pay as you feel basis here: Only One Way To Head (2021)
Photo by Klaus Steinberg via Unsplash

Our friends at C4C are seeking...
Applications are now open for Climate for Change's Fundraising and Communications Fellowship. The four month volunteer program involves weekly online training sessions, in which fellows learn essential skills for entering the not-for-profit sector. In the last month of the program, they put these skills to immediate effect as ambassadors in the organisation’s peer-to-peer fundraising campaign – raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for climate action. To apply, visit www.climateforchange.org.au/2021fellowship.

PSC volunteers are based on the lands of the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge their elders past, present and future.
PSC acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work.
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