Momentum for Change: 1 Million Women Initiative

Embedded image permalinkIn Australia, women are building a movement to take action on climate change in their households, workplaces and communities.

The organization 1 Million Women has a simple goal with a big impact: get one million women to pledge to take small steps in their daily lives that save energy, reduce waste, cut pollution and lead change.

The 1 Million Women Initiative will be highlighted in the UNFCCC Momentum for Change’s new documentary, “Climate Heroes: Stories of Change”. The documentary is narrated by actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder, who takes the viewer on a trip around the world to see people taking action on climate change.

Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.

They¬†call these solutions Lighthouse Activities. They’re some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change.