After our December general meeting on December 10 we watched Strathbogie Voices video "Little Talks to Big". The video shows how people in small communities can contribute to positive action on Climate Change. The video was taken by Kate Auty to the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris to show how a small Victorian town can have a say in. Comments from BSFG member Cath Marriott are included in the video. It's available on YouTube and we've added it here for anyone who didn't get to the general meeting to check out.
We also screened a slide show prepared by Peter of photos/video taken of the Melbourne People’s Climate March on Friday the 27th of November. Photos of our BSFG contingent are currently in the slide show on the home page and will soon be available on a Gallery page. There is a powerful collection of photographs of Melbourne's historic march at People's Climate March - Melbourne, November 27 2015. A huge selection of photographs can also be found by searching Google Images - People's Climate March, Melbourne.
On the weekend of 27-29 November, as world leaders arrive in Paris for the UN climate summit, people will take to the streets in hundreds of major cities around the globe as part of the largest climate mobilisation ever: the People’s Climate March.
In Melbourne, a broad and diverse coalition of organisations from the environment, conservation, clean energy, development, indigenous, health, labour, faith and grassroots climate sectors will join forces to demonstrate the huge public support for real action on climate, hold our political leaders to account and build on existing campaigns and organising methods to strengthen our movement for the longer term.
The Melbourne march will be held at 5.30pm on Friday 27 November.
More information available at the following website:
This is a very important event, part of a global movement. It would be great to have a BSFG contingent there to help show the world that we do care enough!
Unfortunately our train timetable does not synchronize with this event - but if there is enough interest it may be possible to organise a bus to go down and back on the Friday. If you are interested in taking part in the major event and would like to travel by bus please let John Lloyd know as soon as possible.
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