South-west residents concerned about climate change can get expert advice on how to lessen their carbon footprint this weekend.
Wannon Climate Action Now (WCAN) has secured seasoned weatherman Rob Gell to speak on Saturday night about the science behind climate change, current impacts and options for the future.
An Evening with Rob Gell is open to the public for a gold coin donation.
WCAN’s Margaret Donog-hue said Mr Gell’s talk had a lot to offer the community.
“One of our (WCAN) objectives is to inform people about climate change, but also to mobilise the community to take action, talk to neighbours, friends, newspapers and politicians,” Ms Donoghue said.
“Rob Gell is a brilliant communicator.
“He’s been very helpful and really obliging. We’ve been in contact with him for a couple of months now.
“It’s really generous of him and indicates how strongly he feels about the issue.”
As a scientist, teacher and physical geographer, Mr Gell would provide people with the facts in the face of “so much misinformation”, Ms Donoghue said.
She said Mr Gell’s presentation would offer those attending a chance to become properly informed in the light of the new government having “done a lot of retrograde things” with regard to climate change policy.
WCAN will use the night as a “springboard for ongoing activities”.
An Evening with Rob Gell will be held from 7.30pm at the Warrnambool Uniting Church Hall in Koroit Street.