On Wednesday March 17th, leaders of Voices for Power, a campaign of the Sydney Alliance, met with NSW Minister for Energy and the Environment Matt Kean to present him with our roadmap of cleaner energy solutions. 

Voices for Power is a migrant centred, migrant led and migrant proud coalition of leaders from cultural communities, faith groups and community organisations elevating migrant voices in the renewable and affordable energy debate.

Through the power of community organising and relationship , we have built one of the most diverse local environmental action groups in the world. I am immensely proud of every one of these leaders on this momentous occasion! 

Matt Kean said “absolutely!” to working alongside us. 

The Uniting Church was well represented by members Emma (Leichhardt UC) Anna (Northmead UC ) and myself (Engadine UC) as well as seasoned organisers Rev. Allimoni and David Barrow. 

It was a privilege to represent our church and organise with this amazing community of leaders. Special thanks to lead organisers Thuy Nguyen and Bryan Tran for their hard work bringing the day together. 

By Shane S

Photos by Giovanni Portelli. Shane Slade; the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, Hon Matt Kean MP; and Emma and Anna, two other Uniting Church members of Sydney Alliance’s Voices for Power group at the event at NSW Parliament House
Photos by Giovanni Portelli.
Photos by Giovanni Portelli.