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Global Climate Strike : Eurobodalla

Friday 20th September will see a combined turnout for the Global Climate Strike with the community invited to assemble at 12.30pm, outside Eurobodalla Shire Council Chambers in Moruya. 

Attending the Global Climate Strike : Eurobodalla will be: 1. Eurobodalla parents invite the community to the climate strike – for their kids’ future

A group of local parents in Eurobodalla are calling on adults to attend the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September in Moruya, to call for a safe future for their children. 

Local parents Kathryn McCarthy and Michelle Mitchell are inviting all parents who are worried about their children’s future in the face of climate change, to join them at the Global Climate Strike. 

The mothers have formed the Eurobodalla chapter of Australian Parents for Climate Action (AP4CA), a national network of concerned parents. 

“Teenage school students started these strikes last year as they fear for their own safety in the face of rapidly escalating climate change,” said Michelle Mitchell, local mother of three.  

“We have children who are too young to understand the climate crisis, so we need to stand up for a safe future on their behalf. Joining the climate strike is one way we can do this.”

“Many Australian parents are deeply worried about the future their children face due to global warming but until we speak up and tell politicians we want emergency action, this issue will continue to be pushed under the carpet,” said Kathryn McCarthy, mother of two girls, four and six years old. 

“We call on adults across the Eurobodalla region to stop work and join the strike on the 20th September. It cannot be left to teenagers to demand action on climate. We all need to step up, now.”

A group of concerned mothers formed Australian Parents for Climate Action in January 2019. Nationally, the group has more than 3000 members and supporters who are parents, guardians or grandparents. 

Key organisers are in Ocean Grove, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, South West Queensland, Cairns, Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Fremantle and Hobart. Members come from all states, all capital cities and many regional towns. 

A full list of climate strike locations is at:  www.schoolstrike4climate.com/sept20

For more about Australian Parents for Climate Action visit www.ap4ca.org

The SAGE Project will also be taking part in the local event for the Global Strike for Climate this Friday 20th September in Moruya from 12.30pm.

SAGE invites members and friends to march under the SAGE banner to send a strong message about the need for immediate action on climate change, to ensure everyone has fair access to affordable healthy food in the future.

They suggest you might like to make your own sign.

"SAGE is proud to stand alongside our brave striking students. Please try to make the time to come along next Friday 20th September at 12.30pm" their social media post says Global Climate Strike


It is also understood that the Moruya students will be joining in the Strike action as they did earlier this year however they will expect far less of the Council to step up to the issue knowing that their Council refused to recognise a Climate Emergency and instead declared it a time of "variable and changing climate"?

The Council union has indicated its support of Council staff to attend to stand with members of the NSW nurse and midwife union.

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