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SHAKE YOUR ACT!

By charliewood - 2 September 2011 7

Like parties?

Like bikes?

Support clean energy?

Want to take part in a global day of action?

Then….circle Saturday September 24 on your calendar!

That’s the day we’re calling Shake Your ACT!

What: Speakers, live music, fun ride and giant human sign

When: 12:30 – 16:00 Saturday 24th September

Where: Start Garema Place; ride to Parliament

Shake Your ACT! is part of 350.org’s Moving Planet Events. It is a day for people, world over, to show that they:

  • believe in the need to move beyond fossil fuels;
  • are willing to do what it takes to achieve this and
  • are going to have some fun in the process.

Just imagine the spectacle: thousands of people encircling national capitals, state houses, city halls!

In Canberra, we’re taking our message to Parliament!

We’ll kick off in Garema Place (12.30pm) with inspirational speakers and live music, then ride our bikes to Parliament house (leaving Garema Place at 2.50pm sharp).

There we will form a giant human sign urging our leaders and nation to move ahead in the transition to a clean energy future.

Never before has demanding action been so much fun!

So, come along on September 24 and take part in a global movement for change. And tell everyone you know to come too!

Plus, checkout our video!

For more information and event updates: shakeyouract.com

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7 Responses to
SHAKE YOUR ACT!
Audrey 9:19 am 06 Sep 11

This looks like a fantastic event – it’s wonderful that something’s happening! 350.org is such a good organisation to support, it’s nice to see that Canberra is getting involved. I will definitely be there to shake my ACT! 😀

Ben_Dover 12:19 pm 05 Sep 11

00davist said :

[Not to say I agree with the above protest, but you realise that by using personal attacks, derogatory terms, and blanket insults to cover those who have a different opinion to yourself, you just look like a massive dick, and completely undermine any reasonable comment you may have on the matter?

I thought I was being fair and balanced, you cannot please everyone I suppose..

00davist said :

Grow up, this play ground name calling should have ended a long time ago mate!

Hipocrisy much? Mote/beam, etc.

00davist said :

[Look at E10, other parts of the world are successfully implementing hydrogen fuel cell cars, and have invested in the appropriate infrastructure,

Oh yes? Where?

00davist 10:42 am 05 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

Just imagine the spectacle: thousands of people encircling national capitals, state houses, city halls!

Well the redneck s***kicker rural brigade had their “Convoy of Fail”, so now the green lefty hipster student brigade want to emulate it.

Not to say I agree with the above protest, but you realise that by using personal attacks, derogatory terms, and blanket insults to cover those who have a different opinion to yourself, you just look like a massive dick, and completely undermine any reasonable comment you may have on the matter?

Grow up, this play ground name calling should have ended a long time ago mate!

As for the movement itself, I agree with the first comment, there really is little to go on as to what is they are wanting from this?

Change may be necessary, but knee jerk reactions have seen us take to such things as energy saver bulbs (mmm…Mercury) and E10 fuel, which are great ways for the corporate world to look like they are doing something, while they are really just making more from doing sweet nothing.

Think about what you want to achieve, and do some real research into what alternative are best, and most effectives, rather than just yelling for change NOW, how about we ask for change that might take a little longer, but be more thought through, and achieve greater long term effect.

Look at E10, other parts of the world are successfully implementing hydrogen fuel cell cars, and have invested in the appropriate infrastructure, there are also a number of cars in this market, as well as hydrogen combustion vehicles (I think BMW prefer this method) but here, instead of investing in the infrastructure needed, we go for the el-cheepo route, and uptake E10, which is 90% fossil, and 10% car solvent (YAY, I can F&^K up the earth, and my car at the same time!)

Even if you don’t think we need change, it’s a step lower still to go for useless change!

Waiting For Godot 9:54 am 05 Sep 11

wooster said :

Counter protest anyone?

Nah, the good thing about being right is that you can let the loonies shout as much as they want but they’ll fail.

The most recent Galaxy poll shows that 61% of Aussies oppose the carbon tax, “action on climate change” and the “clean energy future”.

These people can ride their bikes, sip their lattes, hold hands, call the silent majority “loonies” and have themselves on as much as they want it won’t change anything.

Within a year Tony will be PM and all this “climate change” crap will be consigned to the trashcan of history.

Ben_Dover 9:26 am 05 Sep 11

Just imagine the spectacle: thousands of people encircling national capitals, state houses, city halls!

Well the redneck s***kicker rural brigade had their “Convoy of Fail”, so now the green lefty hipster student brigade want to emulate it.

wooster 10:13 pm 04 Sep 11

Counter protest anyone?

Nah, the good thing about being right is that you can let the loonies shout as much as they want but they’ll fail.

luther_bendross 3:25 pm 04 Sep 11

Though you did use a lot of bold font, I don’t quite understand what you’re promoting here. I see you want to move on from fossil fuels and have fun doing it, but I’d argue most people on the planet would want that as well. How are you suggesting we do that? I foresee a loud, misguided group of ANU arts students with no tests this week drinking goon on the APH lawns.

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