Walk Against Warming is on again! Please put Sunday, August 15 2010 in your diary.
This year the walk will happen six days before the federal election. This will be held in conjunction with the national walk around the country.
Climate Change has been pretty low on the agenda for the pollies and it’s more important than ever that people walk to show their concern about climate change. Last year close to 3,000 Canberrans walked to show their concern about climate change.
“Millions of ordinary Australians are already doing their bit to tackle climate change, and they want to see politicians face up to their responsibility to reduce greenhouse pollution. This election the Walk Against Warming will call on politicians to walk with the people, not the big polluters,” said John Hibberd, Executive Director, Conservation Council ACT Region.
This election, help us put the pressure on our political leaders to:
- Make the big polluters pay by introducing a price on carbon
- Replace our most polluting power stations with clean energy
- Create new clean jobs and industries
- Guarantee to cut pollution over the next term of government
- Support poor and vulnerable countries to tackle the impacts of climate change and invest in sustainable developmentMake the Big polluters pay
When: Sunday August 15, 2010, 12.30pm
Where: Meet beside Questacon at 12.30pm before walking up to New Parliament House for a 1pm rally
Speakers: Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute and Jeremy Tager, Greenpeace
How you can help:
On the Day
We need people to help us with donation buckets, first aid volunteers, marshalls for the walk and mailing list signup collectors.
Please email Susanna from the Conservation Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 6229 3208
For more details including map of walking route, visit: www.consact.org.au/waw