1 Get started
If you live in the Northern Rivers, contact the Gasfield Free Community Coordinator, Ruth Harlow before you get started: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do this process with your whole community
We’ve noticed that when people do this with their whole community (rather than just an individual road) there is much more community engagement.
- Ruth can provide the Gasfield Free Communities resource kit. This contains the survey itself, spreadsheets, and templates for a meeting plan, survey tip sheets, flyers etc.
- You can right-click and download the Guide for Gasfield Free Communities Northern Rivers
- Form a Seed Group of interested people. This is essential. Find keen people via your networks.
- Decide on a small-scale project that can be finished in 1 month…a short, sharp survey process. Small rural communities are ideal.
- Make sure you enable others to take active roles. This is important. Help them find the ‘thing they can do” (make road signs, fundraising, cakes etc).
- Promote the meeting locally through networks, flyers. Roadside signs are very effective & cheap. Remember this meeting is for local people, not an information meeting for everyone in the region.
- The Meeting Plan template in the resource kit will help you have a successful meeting and survey process.
- Gather resources in advance (the survey Resource Kit + LTG signs, DVDs)
- In the Northern Rivers we show Fractured Country. We finish with some inspiration The People vs CSG: the Birth of CSG Free Communities or A Special Thankyou.
- Use the spreadsheet provided to record survey outcomes.
- If the survey shows majority decision to make the road Gasfield Free, arrange to put up your road signs, then celebrate.