CAN at Parliament House Canberra 2008.

CAN at Sydney’s Climate Emergency Rally 2008.


Human sign at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle NSW.
Coordinated by CAN 2006.


Human sign at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle NSW.
Coordinated by CAN 2013.


Climate Action Newcastle

Climate Action Newcastle (CAN) was established on the 1st August 2006 by a small group of concerned Newcastle citizens who came together after a call out by Vicki Brooke to talk about the impacts and concerns of climate change. The meeting was held in the Joy Cummings Centre on the corner of Scott & Pacific Streets Newcastle and with Vicki at the helm, an organisation and committee was created that is Climate Action Newcastle Inc, better known as CAN.

CAN is a registered not-for-profit charity community organisation in Newcastle. We are a non-aligned community group of people from all walks of life working to educate and empower the community to take action on climate change. We develop and promote climate change solutions to households, government and industry.

The members of CAN are committed local residents from all backgrounds working together to address the single biggest issue facing humanity: Climate Change. We are volunteers who recognise that the world faces a crisis. Climate change is a global emergency. The urgency to act cannot be understated. CAN is a way for all of us to be a part of the solution.

CAN has also given a large group of individuals a real hands-on organisation to work with while either studying and completing a variety of Climate Change and Environmental studies at University or employed in positions that support the environment in some way. Most have gone on to be young leaders in their fields of study and some are now real instigators of policy ideas and change in Australia.


Our goals are:

  • To motivate community to take action towards a clean energy future
  • To be a trusted local voice on climate change issues
  • To achieve measurable outcomes towards reduction of carbon emissions
  • To sustain and grow CAN as an inclusive membership organisation

Your input and involvement in creating a low emissions future is vital to the future of our region and the planet.

Please join CAN on our common path towards a truly sustainable future.

Come to a meeting!

The best way to find out more about CAN is to come along to one of our monthly meetings.
Held on the first Wednesday of each month,
6pm, at Pachamama House,
Upstairs Common Room
21 Gordon Ave, Hamilton East, NSW 2303.

Oly & Tully at CAN’s first Smart Energy Expo 2007.

CAN members at Anvil Hill NSW 2007.

CAN supporters at the rainy
“Beyond Coal’ human sign at Nobbys Beach.

CAN’s Bulk Solar Install project.¬†Over 500 homes across the Hunter fitted with solar panels.