CCL was established in the US in 2008 – It now has well over 200 local chapters and is growing steadily.
We are now building in Australia and aim to have groups in every Federal electorate.
If you find these short videos inspiring you would be most welcome to join us here.
What We Do in Australia
Our latest Blogs from CCL Australia
- June 3, 2016June 3, 2016Read more
There is an eerie silence around carbon pricing, even amongst people who are aware and concerned about climate change....
- January 6, 2016
- September 16, 2015
Australians on our Environment
- "And at this moment in history, our core value happens to be the raw, aching truth of the human predicament. It may also be the only belief that can save us as a species. A species that will continue to find comfort and delight in the companionship of animals, the miracle of birds, the colours of the corals and the majesty of the forests. We are in it together, on this blue spinning marble in the cold and silent void. And we must act on that belief, if we are going to be able to continue to live a good life here, in this beautiful and fragile country, on this lovely planet, our only home."Geraldine BrooksBoyer Lecture 2011
- "My theory is that if we don’t connect to nature, mentally, physically or spiritually, we’re lost. Teaching children to photograph an animal is to understand its behaviour, its habitat and why that habitat must be preserved. In a nation of city dwellers with an ever expanding migrant population, it’s crucial to plug people in, give them respect and connection to their natural environment. "Steve Parish
- "..leaders should be looked upon as being 'in front', 'sharing' rather than 'showing' the way... it is the followers who save leaders and therefore make them."Michelle GrattanLeadership Lecture, Leadership Victoria 2005
- "One thing I’ve learned from my short time trying to be a farmer is that our farmers have to be the bravest, most optimistic people in the world. To go back to the land year after year, after what nature throws at them and the world economy does to their income, takes a special kind of person. "Sara HendersonThe Strength In Us All
- " It truly was astonishing, the depth and breadth of this land. I really felt a calling to show it to others; to ensure that we not only appreciated what we have down here, down under, but that we were willing to protect it, too. At the time I started Steve Parish Publishing, environmental issues were only just coming to the fore. People were beginning to question what we were doing to nature. I still feel that nature is under attack and it is enormously frustrating that we continue to march hell-bent on destroying what we love and what is necessary for us — both spiritually and materially — as it is for all life forms. "Steve Parish
- "It brought me a new understanding of how, unless you're connected with the land, you're not really connected with yourself or the nation. And Australians, I think, are slowly beginning to realise that the land owns us, we don't own the land. It's taken climate change to achieve that. And you get this sense of forces which are outside your control."Joan Kirneron the immensity of outback Australia