On Friday in Moruya, people from all walks of life will be joining the Global Climate Strike at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, near the council chambers, at 12.30 pm.
350 Eurobodalla, the Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA), Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla (SAGE), Doctors for the Environment Australia local branch and the Eurobodalla chapter of Australian Parents for Climate Action will be there.
The School Strikes 4 Climate have grown into a world-wide strike for everyone to take part. There are over 2,500 strikes worldwide and more than 100 in Australia. In addition, 30 Australian unions are supporting this action
The Global Climate Strike is happening three days before world leaders meet in New York for the UN Climate Emergency summit. We plan to make the day a big success.
350 Eurobodalla say "By leaving school, work or home and joining together on a global scale, we will set the tone for the summit. This will be happening across Australia and we will show that we want strong action on climate and that governments at every level must step up."
"Our demands are:
No new coal, oil or gas projects.
100% renewable energy by 2030. Funding for a just transition and jobs for fossil fuel workers and communities.
"We need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions to save our planet from ever increasing climate chaos. We are already experiencing extreme weather events from global warming. It is reckless folly to start new fossil fuel projects.
"We have the technology to get to 100% renewable energy and we will save on energy costs into the future.
"We must care for the people and communities earning their living in fossil fuel industries. Our new economy needs planning and funding from governments to ensure no one is left behind. The change to a low carbon future will revitalise the struggling economy.
"After the disappointment of Eurobodalla Council failing to declare a climate emergency the September 20 Global Climate Strike is the next date for climate action." 350 Eurobodalla