Sunday, September 13, 2009

hazelwood in a haze

Today I joined with hundreds of other Victorians to highlight to the Victorian Government the need for urgent action on climate change and a transition plan to renewable energy.

People had come from far and wide, it was great to see a wonderful representation from across the Yarra Ranges.

Greens Senator, Scott Ludlam was there, in addressing the rally Scott said “hundreds of people have gathered here today because the old political parties have failed to act. This filthy dinosaur was meant to have been shut down in 2005. Instead of the clean jobs transition so desperately needed in the Latrobe Valley it has been licensed to pollute till 2031.”

This group of Dandenong Ranges locals were there as the “Wombat Warriors”.

The Sherbrooke Community School was there, this group of socially aware students want to see urgent action on climate change.

Warburton locals were there as the Ministry of Energy, Resources and Silly Walks and did a great job entertaining the crowd.

Their future is in our hands, what will you tell your grandchildren you did to combat climate change?

Me, Steve Meacher from the Climate Emergency Network in Healesville and Senator Scott Ludlam.

The Power Shift youth were there performing for the crowd.

Warburton local Alvyn Williams and I chat sustainability and co-housing.

David Spratt, co-author of Climate Code Red, was there, we talked about the importance of providing a sustainable way forward for the workers at Hazelwood.

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At 5:02 PM, Blogger Felicity Hill said...

Great blog Samantha - thanks!

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Samantha Dunn said...

Your welcome!


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