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Walk Against Warming

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on December 2nd, 2009

Source: Zero Carbon Moreland

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Come along to the Walk Against Warming and help form a massive human sign, a sign so big that the message will reach Copenhagen! In Melbourne, the walk will start by the State Library, on the corner of Swanston Street and La Trobe Street at noon on December 12 and end at Princess Bridge. On the bridge, 20,000 people will make a human sign saying: SAFE CLIMATE – DO IT. Zero Carbon Moreland friends and supporters are invited to meet and walk together. We’ll be gathering at 11.30 am (just before the main event) outside RMIT’s Storey Hall at 336-348 Swanston Street, close to the State Library.

What is the Walk?

Walk Against Warming is Australia’s biggest day of community action on climate change. This year we’re taking an international focus.

Imagine the big names in world politics; Obama, Brown, Sarkozy, Hu, Putin, Hatoyama, Merkel, Rudd. Now, imagine them all in one room.

In Copenhagen this December decisions will be made about what the next Kyoto will look like. This meeting will determine how the world will work together to stop climate change.

Walk Against Warming is happening smack bang in the middle of this meeting – Saturday 12 December. And we want them to take notice.

We won’t be alone either. Saturday 12 December is also the International Day of Action on Climate Change. All around Australia, and all over the world, communities will be gathering in the big cities and country towns to call for immediate, bold and effective action to tackle climate change head on.

So – what would you say to these world leaders if you had the chance?

One hour of your life

It will only take one hour of your life to get your voice heard. One hour to help persuade our leaders we will accept nothing less than a commitment to strong action that delivers a safe climate future.

One body on the bridge

The difference could be you, and thousands of others like you. We need your body on the bridge on Saturday 12 December. Can you help us form the largest human sign in history? A sign that sends a strong message to world leaders that can’t be ignored.

One message to the world

Our human sign will be photographed from the air with the spectacular Yarra River and CBD backdrop – our message will be sent all over the globe. It will be amazing – and you can be a part of it!

One climate to save

Think it can’t be done? Then think again.

In the past four years alone, more than 100,000 Victorians have taken part in Walk Against Warming to demand that our political leaders take effective action to deal with the climate crisis. In 2007, Melbourne’s Walk Against Warming mobilised 50,000 people in the world’s largest ever climate protest! Two months later, the new federal government finally ratified the Kyoto Protocol.

The Copenhagen Conference will decide how the world will come together to stop climate change. We need your voice to convince our leaders that bold and decisive action is the only way forward. If ever was there was a time to come out in support of a Safe Climate, this is it.

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