Greens candidate for Cowper, Carol Vernon, will twice lead a 'March Against Climate Apathy' in the lead up to next month's federal election.
Greens candidate for Cowper, Carol Vernon, will twice lead a 'March Against Climate Apathy' in the lead up to next month's federal election. Leigh Jensen

Greens candidate organising marches "against climate apathy"

IN THE lead up to next month's federal election, the Greens candidate for Cowper has organised two separate "March Against Climate Apathy" events.

Carol Vernon said the marches, to be held in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour, are for those who are concerned about the future of their children on a hotter Earth.

"Come and march if you believe we must do more to prevent our planet becoming even hotter than a predicted average four degrees," Mrs Vernon said.

"Come and march if you believe Australians are not doing enough to prevent a 'climate catastrophe'.

"Come and march if your believe your investments in superannuation, home, commerce, land, food security and water are at risk."

The first march will be held at Bellingen on Sunday, August 18.

Greens MLC John Kaye will lead this rally while a week later, another Greens MLC in David Shoebridge will lead a march from Coffs Harbour Jetty.

"Bring banners, flags, posters, children, and 'street drama' for peaceful but effective events," the Cowper candidate said.

Mrs Vernon said the two marches aren't just for those who intend to vote for the Greens on September 7.

"You don't have to be 'green' to demand effective planning for our 'climate future'," she said.

"At a predicted sea-level rise of 2.3m per degree of warming, we are marching on land sure to be inundated by severe flooding, sea rise, high tides or storm surges."

MARCH AGAINST CLIMATE APATHY

  • Sunday, August 18 - Starting point at Connell Park near Bellingen High School. Assemble from 10.30am to begin marching at 11am.
  • Sunday, August 25 - Starting point near Coffs Harbour Jetty. Assemble from 10.30am to begin marching at 11am.


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