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Epic Kayak 4 Earth trip arrives Moruya 14 February for Climate Emergency petition


Local climate action group Eurobodalla 350.org is gathering people to paddle their canoes and kayaks on the Moruya River to welcome Steve Posselt on February 14 at 12 noon. Steve is paddling his kayak from Ballina to Moruya and then dragging the kayak up to Canberra to deliver the Climate Emergency Declaration petition. Eurobodalla Deputy Mayor, Cr Anthony Mayne will hand Steve a bundle of locally signed petitions to take to Federal Parliament. The petition asks Parliament to declare a climate emergency and mobilise resources to restore a safe climate. Cr Mayne said “local council research shows that the community considers the environment to be the most valuable aspect of the Eurobodalla and the most important future issue for our community. “Our home is the unspoilt nature coast and it is a gift to live here. We all cherish our beaches and our beautiful environment. I think that the Eurobodalla can take pride in its care for our local environment.” “The quality of our lives, health, jobs and tourism are all directly impacted by the climate. We all benefit when we work together to look after our unspoilt nature coast," Cr Mayne said. Allan Rees of Eurobodalla 350.org said, “the south coast is already affected by rising sea temperatures with tropical fish moving south and large brown kelp beds disappearing, as observed by marine biologist Dr Murray MacDonald.” “We face the risk of worse storms, worse bushfires and rising sea levels unless there is immediate action to reduce carbon pollution.” “Australia has one of the worst pollution rates per capita and the dithering by the federal government means that our pollution is continuing to rise. This is an emergency, we must transition to renewable energy,” Mr Rees said.


Above: Steve at Bass Pt


Above: Steve arrives the Gong


Above: Steve at Coalcliff


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