Green Earth Peers is here

A new environmental education and action group designed specifically for people with a lived experience of disability has come into being recently.

Green Earth Peers stems from Community Disabilty Alliance Hunter. It was founded and is facilitated by local disability advocate and activist Leigh Creighton. 

The group aims to give people with disability a voice and empower them to have their say about environmental issues and climate change. 

Leigh has  a long history of working on environmental issues and projects.

“I’m passionate about the environment and working with people so they can express their views and ideas about how we can better look after the planet” Mr Creighton told The Local. 

“People with disability deserve to be at the table when it comes to decisions about the environment.” 

“We aim to educate ourselves on environmental issues and engage in projects and actions. 

“This is a peer group, meaning it is run by and for people with a disability. We aim to break down the barriers of access when it comes to environmental action and discussion as well as build a peer movement.” 

Green Earth Peers meets via Zoom from 2-3pm on the first Monday of each month. If you or someone you know is interesed in taking part you can contact Leigh via email at or you can phone Sinead Lewis from CDAH on 0427 705 902. Or for more information see

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