Victoria’s climate pledge turns one!

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Today marks one year since the launch of TAKE2, Victoria's world-leading climate change pledge. 

On June 9th 2016, Premier Andrews and Minister D’Ambrosio launched Victoria’s net zero emissions target by 2050 and TAKE2 – the pledge program that will help the State achieve that goal.

In just a year, the Victorian community has shown inspirational commitment to take action on climate change.

More than 4,500 businesses, community organisations, schools, local governments and individuals across the State have joined the TAKE2 pledge, committing to play their part in acting on climate change. 

They include major businesses like the RACV, Qantas, Mirvac and Lend Lease, as well as iconic Victorian brands including the MCG, Yarra Trams, the North Melbourne Football Club, Zoos Victoria, and Tahbilk Winery. Collectively, the businesses that have joined the TAKE2 pledge employ more than 267,000 people across Australia and have more than 9 million customers.

Community groups, with over 180,000 members in total, including Scouts Victoria, Foodbank, Environment Victoria and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, have together pledged more than 2,000 actions to reduce their impact on climate change.

Local governments and government organisations representing more than half of Victoria’s population, including the City of Melbourne, Brimbank City Council and the City of Greater Bendigo have led the way in pledging their commitments to climate action.

The wider community has also recognised the need for climate action today, with more than 4,000 everyday Victorians pledging to take an incredible 35,000 climate-friendly actions, ranging from installing energy efficient lighting and composting to switching to renewable energy or installing solar panels.

Victorians across the State should be proud and inspired by the momentum they are creating for strong climate action.

TAKE2 and Sustainability Victoria would like to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of the action so far.

For those yet to join, make your pledge to act on climate change today.