JESS WRIGHT Climate Action Hobart

National climate emergency rally. NOON, Saturday. Parliament Lawns, Hobart.

Join other Tasmanians and Australians right across the country as we rally for:

– 40% cuts in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (based on 1990 levels);
– The Protection of Australia’s forests – which absorb and safely store large amounts of carbon out of
the atmosphere;
– Green jobs not job cuts: 100% renewable energy by 2020 – Tasmania can lead the way , and;
– Global Climate Justice.

Bring your family and friends – don’t miss out on standing up for a safe climate future for you and your family. Wear red for urgency.

Speakers on the day include:

James Risbey – Climatologist and Contributing Author, IPCC Third Assessment Repor
John Todd – Director, Eco-Energy Options
Paul Oosting – Pulp Mill Campaigner, The Wilderness Society
Richard Warwick – United Firefighters Union of Australia, Branch Secretary, Tasmania
Christine Milne – Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator for Tasmania and Spokesperson for Climate Change, Energy and Transport

Plus entertainment by Peter Hicks and The Tasmanian Grassroots Union Choir. community and sustainability stalls. If you would like to volunteer on the day please arrive at Parliament Lawns at 11am.

The rallies are happening on the same day in every capital city and some regional centresand are an initiative of Australia’s Climate Action Summit, where over 140 community climate groups came together in Canberra in February 2009 to plan community action on climate change. Australia-wide the rallies
have been organised by a huge coalition of groups, representing unions, community and civil society groups, faith and environmental groups, representing people from all walks of life.

The Hobart event is also supported by Environment Tasmania, Sustainable Living Tasmania, The Wilderness Society Tasmania, Resistance, Socialist Alliance, The Teachers Education Union, The Maritime Union of Tasmania, The United Firefighters Union of Australia – Tasmanian Branch, Vegetarian Tasmania, Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania, Still Wild Still Threatened, Huon Valley Environment Centre, The Tasmanian Grassroots Union Choir and Greenpeace Tasmania.

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Some pictures from today’s rally launch…
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