Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Oates, Karen Kashmanian

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


The goal of this project was to assist Act on Climate volunteers with empowering communities in the city of Darebin (Victoria, Aus) to be able to voice their concerns and solutions towards climate change. To achieve this goal, we assessed constituents’ knowledge and perceptions on climate change through the distribution of a climate survey and identified concerns and solutions related to climate change with a separate sorting survey. We generated recommendations for the Friends of the Earth campaign Act on Climate and the Darebin City Council based on the results of both surveys and the effectiveness of the methodology used to conduct and distribute them. These recommendations included methods for improved communication with constituents and promotion of the Darebin Climate Emergency Plan.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology