When my son grows up, I will have to look him in the eye and tell him I tried my best to limit the damage to his future. I want to be able to tell him that I stepped up when it counted.
To that end, today my family and I joined 30,000+ Melbournians in the Treasury Gardens and tens of thousands of others around the country to demand stronger government action to mitigate climate change. This photo gallery is my personal record of the occasion.
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We went to the one in Newcastle – where it was cold and wet! We still had around 500 people. My favourite line from the rally was along the lines of “If our leaders aren’t leading, we have to do it for them!” (http://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/2859/).
I agree, our society’s climate mitigation and adaptation project has to be driven from the grassroots.
Shame about the rain in Newcastle on the day of the rally, for once the sun was out here in Melbourne!