Sunday, August 31, 2008

climate torch in yarra ranges

This week sees the Get Up Climate Torch make its way through the Shire.

On Tuesday 2nd September the torch will start at midday at the Cement Creek Road Bridge (East Warburton) in an event hosted by The Wilderness Society and make its way to Warburton where it will be handed over to the local community (2pm). After that a forum on environmental issues will be held at the Wild Thyme Café where I will be speaking about the role forests have to play in storing carbon as part of the climate change solution (drawing heavily from the Green Carbon report recently released by the ANU).

On Wednesday 3rd September the torch will be in Sassafras where students from Sherbrooke Community School will relay the torch from their school to arrive at the village green (corner Mountain Highway and Mt Dandy Tourist Road) at 1:00pm in Sassafras where it will be handed to me to say a few words.

Native Forests, one of the answers to climate change, a ready made carbon store or carbon bank.

On Thursday 4th September the torch will be in Healesville. The Torch will start its journey on top of Mount St. Leonard, the highest point in the region, passing down Myers Creek Road (this section by vehicle, not runners) then along Maroondah Highway to the Healesville Railway Station, where there will be a celebratory event where I will be speaking.

If you can, please try and make one of these events, it’s important that the climate torch receives the support it deserves, we need to show our leaders that we want action on climate change now.

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