Statement of Purpose and Values

Statement of purpose

Ballarat Climate Action Network (BCAN) exists to build a powerful movement to advocate and take action on climate change in the Ballarat region. We are a voice for local, state, and federal campaigns. We bring a unique perspective to our political advocacy and community action. We promote economic, social and racial equity in preventing and adapting to climate change.


Inclusivity: We are a supportive group that encourages and welcomes all

Respect: We conduct ourselves respectfully when working together and with other organisations when advocating for change

Justice: Ensuring climate change strategies promote social and economic equity

Collaboration: We seek partnerships with like minded organisations, groups and government to achieve best outcomes

Accountability: We strive to hold ourselves, our elected officials, and industry accountable.

Valuing First Nations: We respect the ages old care for country of First Nations people and acknowledge the importance of racial justice in connection to climate change