Sunday, October 25, 2009 in belgrave

Yesterday was the International Day of Climate Change Action organised by People across the world in 187 countries organised events to show their government leaders that they want action and realistic targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions so carbondioxide levels in the atmosphere are brought back to 350 parts per million (CO2 is currently sitting at 387ppm).

I, along with the Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery, was pleased to donate 350 plants to hand out to locals as part of the event.

Belgrave hosted its own event with locals near and far coming out to write messages on leaves sewn onto a community tree banner.

I spoke at the event and talked about the urgent need for action on climate change now. People are angry and frustrated at the lack of action on climate change and I urged them to channel their passion and energy into changing the political will of government.

Over one hundred people came out to march around Belgrave to show their support to I have heard that some believe this is a federal issue, and yes is specifically targeted at the federal levels of government who will be going to Copenhagen to negotiate world targets to address climate change.

Climate Change is a matter for all tiers of government and requires a whole of government and community response if we are going to see the sort of cuts required to ensure our ongoing wellbeing. It is up to all of us to take action.

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