Sweltering Cities is running a fundraising trivia night at the Young Henry’s brewery in Newtown this Sunday, for its campaign to help turn down the heat in Australia’s hottest suburbs.
Emma Bacon, founder and Executive Director of Sweltering Cities, says the organisation works in communities that are impacted by extreme heat, and campaigns for collective solutions to combat rising temperatures.
“We do campaigning and advocacy to create more livable equitable and sustainable cities” Emma says. “Our work is at the intersection of climate change, inequality and health.”
Sweltering Cities at a South West Sydney Community Meeting. Photo: Facebook.
All money raised at the event will go towards Sweltering Cities’ community programs, which find solutions for those experiencing extreme heat. Climate change and globally rising temperatures are contributing to the issues that Sweltering Cities are tackling in Australian communities.
“We know that temperatures are getting hotter. We’re smashing heat records.”
Emma said the organisation works on solutions such as building climate appropriate housing, improving urban planning systems for cooler suburbs, and implementing heat shelters.
“I think often people feel heat as an individual issues” Emma says. “This isn’t an individual problem. It’s a collective problem. We need collective solutions.”
Local prizes to be won at trivia night
The trivia night will include an array of exciting prizes from local businesses, including Newtown Gym and The Belvoir Street Theatre.
“It’s all very upbeat and it’s going to be a great time” Emma says.
The trivia night will go ahead Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm at Young Henry’s.
You can book a spot here: https://cool-intentions.raisely.com/
Community members can also support Sweltering Cities through donating via their website, or sign up for news on upcoming campaigns.