On September 21 world leaders meet in New York for a United Nations climate summit. On this day over 1500 events are being held in 130 countries around the world in support of action on climate change.
The Australian Government's response to the urgent issue of climate change has been so weak that it's almost non-existent. While many world leaders are attending the summit, our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, evidently does not consider it important enough for him to attend. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be leading the Australian delegation.
We as Australians need to send a strong message to our government that we want strong federal action on climate change. Please support local events being held on September 21 if you can. You could also email your local member and the Prime Minister demanding that the government take strong effective action on climate change.
Events happening in our area on Sunday September 21 are:
FORD PARK - YAMBA
10 a.m. Picnic morning tea on the banks of the Clarence River.
Further information on Facebook.
COFFS HARBOUR - JETTY BEACH
11 a.m. Wear hot colours like orange and red. Bring your own signs or banners.
LISMORE - SPHINKS PARK (behind the transit centre)
Noon. Northern Rivers Climate Action and Healing Day. March start at 12.30.