Get involved to promote ecology in Australia - ESA's election resources

To support the recent release of ESA's Election Message, we now have available a set of resources to help you engage with your local candidates.

The ESA recently released an Election Message to draw attention to key issues for the protection and conservation of Australia’s ecosystems, to highlight the contribution of ecology in delivering solutions that can help Australia, and to promote the exchange of ecological knowledge with the wider community and those seeking to govern our country. 

While you’re enjoying some hot cross buns and chocolate over the next week, you can help amplify the voice of ecology by contacting your local candidates and sharing your concerns.

The ESA Election Message will have the most impact if it is shared personally with as many candidates for election as possible. You can help by contacting your local candidates (not just the sitting Member) and talking to them about your work, the difference it makes, and what you’re concerned about for the future of ecology in Australia and the future of our ecosystems. The more candidates that are contacted, the more likely our concerns will be heard. As one of their voting constituents, your opinion holds a lot of weight. ESA has over 1100 members nationwide – imagine the collective impact if you all sent a message to your candidates.

To help you, we’ve released a set of resources, including a step-by-step guide, to help you engage with your local candidates. These resources also contain a template letter/email and tips for face-to-face meetings with a candidate or elected member. If you do decide to make contact with your local candidates, with or without our Election Message, we hope these resources will help you prepare your letter or email to them.

Click here to access these resources. 

If you'd like to stay up to date with our election activities, and be notified when further resources become available, please let us know who you are and how we can contact you via this online form.