'Welcome to Benalla' - Shannon Loughnane takes a break on his Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action - Saturday April 27
Shannon Loughnane takes a break in Benalla on his 'Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action' - Shannon is pictured with Benalla Mayor, Scott Upston and John Lloyd and Peter Maddock from BSFG. (This picture from Benalla Ensign replaces excellent but now deleted video segment from Win News - 22 Sept 2020).
Update Benalla Arrival Event--Shannon Loughnane's Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action--Saturday 27 April 2019
This is an update on Shannon Loughnane's Extremely Long Walk to Canberra and his visit to Benalla on Saturday April 27th.
On the morning of Shannon’s arrival we are having a stall at the Lakeside Market from 9.00am until 1.00pm to collect signatures for Shannon’s petition to Parliament, and to display BSFG and REB information.
Mayor Scott Upston will attend a Welcome event for Shannon at the John Cooper Hall, the Benalla Uniting Church from 4.00pm. At this event we will hear from Shannon about his project and also John Lloyd who will talk about local climate change actions and renewable energy developments, and hear from other people about local climate actions. Finger Food and Tea/Coffee will be available at this event. BSFG acknowledges a Benalla Rural City Sponsorship Grant which is supporting this event.
Shannon is inviting people to walk with him. A good way to follow and join his walk is through social media. The attached flyer also has live links to Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
While Shannon would appreciate your company on his walk he is particularly interested in getting your signature on his petition. The opportunity to do this in Benalla will be at our Lakeside Market stall from 9.00am to 1.00pm or the Welcome event at the Uniting Church from 4.00pm. The Food Co-op also has the petition if you wish to sign it on one of the shops open days.
One of our members is hosting Shannon on Saturday night before he continues his walk to Wangaratta on Sunday.
Peter Maddock Secretary 0418 135 330.
Recently Shannon Loughnane of My Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action contacted the Benalla Sustainable Future Group seeking support on his walk from North Coburg to Canberra from April 20 to May 14 2019.
Described as a Low-Carbon, Community-Powered Solo Walk, Shannon plans to arrive in Benalla on Saturday April 27, staying overnight & leaving for Wangaratta the next day.
Shannon expects to arrive in Benalla at about 4.00pm and proceed to a Welcome to Benalla event at the John Cooper Hall at The Uniting Church, Carrier Street Benalla, opposite the Cole's Car Park. This event is open to the public.
Shannon is collecting signatures on a petition which he will deliver to Parliament in Canberra. The walk will be low carbon, and community-powered, culminating in the delivery of the community’s messages to politicians in the capital. The petition will be available to sign.
Shannon will tell us about his project then hand over to BSFG, Renewable Energy Benalla and other interested people to hear about and share local actions on climate change.
After the meeting finger food and tea/coffee will be available providing an opportunity to talk about local climate change actions.
Contact Peter 0418 135 330 for details.
Download the flyer.
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