Our people-powered movement

#StopAdani groups from all over the country gathered on the Sunshine Coast in June to be part of the biggest convergence of communities fighting coal, gas and for a renewable energy future in Australia, at the 2018 Beyond Coal and Gas Jamboree.

More than 340 people from communities across Australia joined the Jamboree, displaying their commitment to build a movement to push Australia beyond polluting fossil fuels and into a future that puts people and the planet first, powered by clean energy.

Over three days, #StopAdani groups shared hard-won lessons from the campaign and forged strong networks to collaborate in the work to come.

Dr Vaishali Patil - who flew from India to be part of the Jamboree - spoke about Adani’s environmental and human rights abuses in India. She spoke of her work to support rural townships in a fight for their livelihoods and the environments they depend on.

Annette Currie, a grazier from Central Queensland, talked about the very real threats to the water her family’s farming business relies on from coal mining expansion in the Galilee Basin, and of the legal challenges to protect Queensland groundwater.

We listened, we learnt, and we left with plans to grow a social movement so big that governments at all levels have no choice but to stop Adani’s mine, outright.

While it may sometimes seem our fight is a great challenge, the friendships forged at the Jamboree has made our movement stronger and more focused than ever.

We all left stronger, reminded:

People working together can change the course of history and can achieve impossible things.