Emma Bacon


Emma Bacon is a passionate organiser, campaigner and activist. Emma has worked across  movements for social and environmental justice for over 10 years on campaigns including an international asbestos ban, 10 cent deposits on bottles and cans, and union campaigns with shopping centre cleaners. She has run successful political campaigns and been part of winning significant outcomes for progressive change at local to international levels.

Emma founded Sweltering Cities, a new organisation that works directly with communities in our hottest suburbs to campaign and advocate for more liveable, equitable and sustainable cities. Since the beginning of 2020 Sweltering Cities has connected with thousands of people around the country who want to help create the cities, suburbs and homes of our future. Emma is committed to building a broad movement for climate justice.

Emma lives and works on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.



A surprising step towards carbon neutral cities | Emma Bacon

Transport is the third largest source of carbon emissions in Australia, and cars are responsible for roughly half of those emissions. We hear a lot about electric cars, but...

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