Wanted: women to change the world

A CAMPAIGN aimed at positively engaging Ipswich women in issues relating to the environment will be launched in the Phoenix Room, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, on Friday, March 4.

Environment and Conservation Committee chairwoman Cheryl Bromage said the Ipswich Women in the Environment campaign would be developed by the community for the community.

“The campaign aims to engage and empower women in the Ipswich community to become leaders in implementing positive action on environmental issues through household and day-to-day decisions and actions,” she said.

“Council’s role in this campaign will be through facilitation and support, with community groups delivering the identified initiatives.”

Cr Bromage said initial support for the campaign had already been voiced by several individuals and established community groups.

“The campaign will be developed following talks with community organisations, the development of a marketing logo and the campaign launch on March 4 in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on March 8,” she said.

“To coincide with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, an initial target of 100 women pledging to become leaders for change will be set.”

She said the campaign would seek to link organisations and individuals to engage and empower women to facilitate change and bring Ipswich closer to realising its goal as a sustainable community.



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