This is how a responsible and intelligent Mayor responded to Climate Change and today’s student strike:
Join me in taking action on climate change
Council also passed two resolutions on climate. We committed to buying 100 percent renewable energy in 2020 and to standing in solidarity with the students at today's climate strike
Our 100 per cent renewables commitment will cut emissions from our operations by around 18,000 tonnes a year, equivalent to the power consumption of approximately 4,000 households. It means the City will meet its target of reducing our emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 more than five years ahead of schedule.
Both the Federal and NSW Governments have failed to act on accelerating climate change. Young people recognise this injustice - they have contributed the least to climate change, but will feel the brunt of its effects. They stand to lose the most from government inaction.
That’s why Council voted to stand in solidarity with the students at today's #climatestrike (Friday 15 March) and support their ongoing efforts to advocate for effective climate action in the lead up to the State and Federal elections.
I will be speaking at today’s rally, and I will acknowledge the inspiring courage and conviction of the thousands of students in attendance.
Of course this wasn’t written by Mayor Liz Innes, but by Clover Moore - a truly independent mayor.
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